Bridge and viaduct inspections depend on the National Area centre, a group of technical specialists from 4 EMME Service S.p.A., the market leader in on-site surveys, with more than 30 years of experience and in excess of 100 expert technicians from all scientific disciplines. 4 EMME Service S.p.A. offers professionals, businesses and public administrators the benefit of its enormous wealth of experience: thanks to its numerous operating centres spread throughout Italy, 4 EMME Service S.p.A. is able to offer an on-site testing service in the construction and infrastructure sector, using equipment developed in-house to simulate actual operating loads.
4 EMME Service S.p.A. has been studying and developing the Bridge Method, Italy’s most widely-used automated bridge management system, since 1996. The Bridge Method was developed thanks to the collaboration of several Italian universities and administrations and is based on the Manuale per la Valutazione dello Stato dei Ponti (Bridge Inspection Handbook).
The prominent role played by 4 EMME Service S.p.A. in the construction and structural monitoring sector has given rise to rigorous self-regulation in terms of both substance and behaviour. This has translated into the application of procedures and complete transparency, leading to the steady professional growth of all 4 EMME staff over the years, as well as the complete and express satisfaction of the vast majority of customers.
In 2001, 4 EMME Service S.p.A. attained RINA certification in line with the quality management regulations.
As a result, in undertaking its business in compliance with the new version of quality management documentation, in line with standard UNI EN ISO 9001 as amended, 4 EMME Service S.p.A. has set itself the goal of attaining results by managing its most important processes in accordance with certain guidelines:
- to provide services in compliance with the law and with the utmost accuracy;
- to guarantee compliance with applicable mandatory regulations;
- to continually improve its own processes, adapting machinery, equipment and tools, thereby guaranteeing continuity, corporate transparency and reliability of the services provided;
- to continually strive for greater customer satisfaction through the effective application of its own quality system, not only by seeking to improve technical performance, but also by considering all aspects and phases of the relationship with the customer.