Egyptian Pyramid Exploration

Olson Instruments Inc. worked together with the Supreme Council of the Antiquities of the Egyptian Government, National Geographic and iRobot Inc. to further explore the Queen's Chamber in the Cheops Pyramid in Cairo, Egypt, as shown in National Geographic's television special that aired in September of 2002.

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Dam Safety Evaluations

Dam Safety Evaluations of Concrete, Masonry, and Embankment Conditions with engineering geophysical methods (including refraction, surface waves, crosshole/downhole) and NDT methods (including impact echo and radar methods on appurtenances) both nationally and internationally.

Regional Transit District

Southwest Corridor structural condition assessment of 10 box girder bridges for concrete placement and consolidation problems, and continued NDT assessment of bridge foundation elements for each new alignment of the RTD Light Rail system in Denver, Colorado.

Pilot Technology Transfer Project

In Joint Venture (JV) with Ultra Technologies in New Delhi, India for the Nondestructive Evaluation of Unknown Bridge Piers and Abutments, presented to personnel from the Northern Railways of Indian National Railways, New Delhi, India.

Tara Mandala Groundwater Investigation

A remote Buddhist monastery located in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Colorado needed a potable groundwater resource, servicing more than 100 staff, volunteers, and visitors during the height of their retreat season.

Olson Engineering Inc. identified an artesian potable water resource flowing at ~75 GPM in a fracture zone about 190 feet below the ground surface.

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FHWA SHRP2 IAP (active)

Olson is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for FHWA’s SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program for 2014-2017.  The SME role involves two products: 1) R06A Nondestructive Testing of Concrete Bridge Decks; and, 2) R06G Nondestructive Testing of Tunnels.  Ten state DOT’s are involved to implement NDT technologies developed under SHRP2 with R06A and R06G products.