The United Stated Department of Transportation (DOT) was established in 1966. Their mission is to “Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future”.
This statement echo’s the responsibility of transportation departments all over the world and highlights the vital importance of maintaining our roads, bridges, tunnels and ports. It is also important to consider and maintain all associated support structure: stations, maintenance shops, toll booths, tracks, overhead line equipment, lighting and so many other systems that allow transportation to exist and operate.
Deterioration of transportation infrastructure continues to be a critical issue in the USA and also worldwide; the issues need to be dealt with economically yet effectively and to a high standard to avoid costly disruptions, delays and even health and safety concerns for transport owners, users, operators and maintenance teams.
Echem Consultants advises America’s transit authorities on the condition of their assets by implementing Non-Destructive Evaluations, Material Analysis, and Durability Modeling. By helping determine the existing conditions, whilst also confirming that structures conform to their original designs intents, Echem can offer long term repair strategies and staging of works when budget constraints apply.
Our mission is to ensure long term performance of all infrastructure we are asked to look after.