As contracting authorities, today’s world requires you to manage your assets in an increasingly complex and restrictive budgetary, technical, and regulatory environment.

Maintaining the service levels of those assets, at the same time as ensuring the safety of people and property, can be a constant challenge.

Our teams are here to support you through every phase of asset management.

Our Existing Structures division provides a wide range of services to respond to issues around existing asset management.

We offer global solutions to owners and asset managers.



Sixense Northern America's Added Value:

  • A global approach: combining our individual areas of expertise allows us to provide a tailormade response to any issue or challenge
  • A unique center of engineering expertise for existing structures: skilled engineers, doctors of science, and technicians, including specialists in Civil Engineering and Construction, Asset Management, Structural Modeling and Calculation, Materials Chemistry and Pathology, Corrosimetry and Electrochemistry, NDT Auscultation, Physical Measurements
  • Cutting-edge expertise in special paints and coatings, materials pathology and aging, and structural behavior and recalculation
  • Integrated services that give us total control of every link in the chain of expertise: on-site investigations, laboratory analysis and testing, design engineering, etc.

Engineering Expertise for Existing Structures

Engineering expertise for existing structures helps contracting authorities manage their infrastructures and historical buildings at every stage in the asset’s life cycle.

From the time work begins on site to the end, a building or civil engineering structure must be inspected, monitored, maintained and – in most cases – reconfigured or upgraded. The design and implementation of these maintenance and refurbishment tasks must have their basis in specialized knowledge and expertise.

This type of specialist engineering is essential in responding appropriately to the complex problems involved in assessing the service levels of structures and identifying maintenance tasks to be undertaken and completed.

Against a background of increasingly restrictive budgetary and operating conditions, maintenance scheme optimization is becoming a necessity for contracting authorities.


Key Provider in Engineering
Existing Structures

Our experts have been actively involved in the promotion and development of this industry for many years:

  • We are active members of the IMGC, IDRRIM, CEFRACOR, CEOCOR, and CEN 219
  • We also play a leading role in training the professionals of the future alongside the Ecole des Ponts, CHEC, INSA, Ecole des Mines d’Ales, and other leading educational institutions
  • We regularly publish technical and educational articles in specialist magazines to share our knowledge and take part in conferences at an international level