A word from the President

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At a time when huge investments must be allocated to the renovation and modernization of Canada’s and North America’s infrastructures, a technology which allows for a continuous real-time monitoring of engineering works is already available. Having the right information at all times, at any moment, means being able to avoid risks, to manage in the most optimal manner and to always choose the right action to take at any given moment. This is what sums up our philosophy and services.

Many larger engineering works – bridges, dams, overpasses, tunnels, buildings etc. – in North America are beginning to show their age. In Quebec for example, the engineering works include a large proportion of structures dating over forty years which find themselves approaching, or at the end of their intended life cycle. They continuously find themselves at the mercy of elements such as climate, territorial scope and general usage of the transportation/traffic circulation networks.

Since financial and human resources are not inexhaustible, and the fact that the progressive ageing of structures is not always visible, only a continuous monitoring of all the acting forces can offer reliable feedback and help guide the decision-makers in their choice without compromising the security of its users.

OSMOS Canada and Groupe OSMOS are world leaders in fibre optic technology solutions for the monitoring of structures’ integrity. OSMOS holds over fifty international patents and counts more than 1000 completed projects and still active in all areas of structural engineering. The fibre optic technology created by OSMOS (optical strands) allows for the detection and prevention of structural behavioural problems, while offering pertinent, reliable information to security and preventative management for most infrastructures. OSMOS provides a continuous x-ray look at engineering works and creates a completely reliable structural behaviour status.

At OSMOS Canada, we believe that engineering must adapt to changing technologies, as is done, for example, with the emergence of new materials or the evolution of new professional practices; the real-time monitoring of structures is in fact, part of this.

Louis Crépeau, Eng., M.Eng.