Services

Fickett Structural Solutions employees are qualified, reliable and professional, bringing many years of experience to your project. We take pride in our experienced and dedicated staff who individually hold many professional certifications and licenses allowing us to provide our client with an extensive list of services to meet their structural needs and provide technically sound solutions. We work side by side with owners, engineers and contractors to ensure your next project is a success.

Weld Inspection and Evaluation

Weld Inspection & Evaluation

Fickett Structural Solutions has a team of certified inspectors and professional engineers with extensive experience on various types of steel structures in fabrication shops and on project sites. Our team includes certified weld inspectors (CWI), ASNT Level III, and NDT Level II technicians.

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI)
  • Nondestructive testing of welds, including: visual, magnetic particle (MT) and ultrasound techniques (UT).
  • Review of steel fabrication shop drawings.
  • Inspection of structural coatings and intumescent paint.
  • Field observation and construction administration services for structural engineers of record.

Bridge Inspection

Bridge Inspection

Fickett's staff has extensive experience and expertise in the evaluation of transportation structures including condition assessments, fracture critical inspections, in-depth evaluations, nondestructive testing (NDT) and fabrication quality assurance (QA). We also offer life-cycle analysis of existing bridges including strain gauging. Our team of experts has developed procedure and inspection manuals that are used in the bridge industry for both inspection and analysis.

  • Consultation on fracture-critical and fatigue-prone assemblies and connection details.
  • Field and fabrication inspections for bridges and sign structures.
  • Independent technical reviews of design and fabrication drawings for bridges and ancillary structures.
  • Analysis and consultation on high-strength bolting applications.
  • Consultation on complex structural assemblies.
  • On-site construction administration and resident engineer services.
  • In-service routine and fracture-critical bridge inspections.
  • Bridge and ancillary structure rope access inspection services.

Hydraulic Steel Structures (HSS)

Hydraulic Steel Structures (HSS)

Fickett Structural Solutions works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and others to ensure the lock and dam systems throughout the country continue to perform their function as designed. Our work includes writing design guidelines and quality assurance (QA) plans, design review and evaluating existing structures. For fabrication QA, our work includes monitoring of material, welding, fabrication, NDT, painting and fabricator quality control.

  • Consultation on hydraulic steel structures (HSS).
  • Field and fabrication inspections for HSS.
  • Independent technical reviews of design and fabrication drawings for HSS
  • Consultation on complex structural assemblies.
  • On-site construction administration and resident engineer services.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Fickett Structural Solutions has a team of Level I, II and III ASNT NDT technicians who specialize in magnetic particle (MT) and ultrasonic (UT).

Ultrasonic phased array (PAUT) is the latest generation of UT equipment designed to identify cracking or corrosion inside of fracture critical components, connections, or welds that would not be identifiable by visual observation alone. Our team is currently working with several clients to introduce PAUT in the transportation industry.

Another technology that we provide is ultrasonic impact treatment (UIT), which can extend the life of a serviceable fillet weld by relieving stresses at the critical elastic/plastic zone of the weld toe.

  • Certified Bridge Inspectors (CBI)
  • Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (UIT) to relieve weld stress and extend connection life.
  • Impact echo testing for identification of potential weaknesses in concrete.
  • Acoustic emissions monitoring of structures.
  • Strain gauging instrumentation and data collection to support evaluation of stress and fatigue and predictive modeling.
  • Certified Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) Level I and II engineers and technicians.

Structural Bolting Consultation and Inspection

Structural Bolting Consultation and Inspection

Fickett's structural bolting consultation & inspection expertise, includes inspection, testing and training in the proper handling and installation methods of bolts/fasteners. Our nationally recognized experts are leaders in the industry and are actively involved in the latest developments, codes and standards in structural bolting.

Technical Training

Technical Training

Fickett Structural Solutions has nationally recognized instructors who provide course instruction on many aspects of structural assembly and performance of buildings, bridges, culverts and ancillary structures. We provide these services for local, state, and federal agencies as well as private clients nationwide. We have also developed and presented several of these courses in response to client's needs.

  • One-day training program for High Strength Bolted Connections.
  • Welder training and third-party certification programs for fabricators and contractors.

National Highway Institute (NHI) Certified Training Programs for:

NHI 130087 - "Inspection and Maintenance of Ancillary Highway Structures"
NHI 130078 - "Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges"
NHI 130055 - "Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges"
NHI 130053 - "Bridge Inspection Refresher Training"
NHI 130054 - "Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors"

Comments from our High Strength Bolting and Structural Welding Seminar at Miller Park, May 24, 2016:

"Exceptional presentations. Definitely worth the time and money." - Peter S.
"Great stuff all around!" - Mike R.
"Bolting demo was great!" - Josh S.

There are currently no scheduled seminars or training. Please contact us for more information about the courses we offer or to schedule a tailor-made course for your organization.