We have always been attentive to the technological developments and we dedicate at least 15% of our man-hours every year to research and development to improve our services and to create new ones.
ENVIA has a long-term collaboration with the Physics (DIFA) and Civil Engineering (DICAM) Departments of the University of Bologna. Since 2017, ENVIA has been an industrial partner of the EIT4SEMM International PhD program (https://phd.unibo.it/eit4semm/en) of the University of Bologna.
BIM e Geotechnics
In the context of complex structural and infrastructural projects, the information approach of BIM (ISO 19650 – Organization of information about construction works) is configured as a rational system for the management and display of information. The great advantage of the BIM approach concerns the possibility of managing a large amount of heterogeneous information by … Continued
Sustainable design and processes
At ENVIA we see environmental sustainability as an opportunity, not as a cost. We are aware that our work in the AEC industry has a tremendous impact on greenhouse gas emissions (the construction sector contributes with 11% during building and 28% during operation to the overall global greenhouse gas emissions. Source: https://architecture2030.org/new-buildings-embodied/) and we are … Continued
The FEA approach in the geotechnical field allows to examine in a precise and physically detailed way an important number of complex problems, including: Slope stability (2D and 3D) Behavior of shallow and piling foundations with complex geometry Effects related to the presence and motion of interstitial fluids Vibrational and seismic response of soils and … Continued
GIS and Database
Geospatial data storage has proven to be a very effective way of sharing information and managing assets within various organizations. For years the use of geodatabases and GIS platforms has been relegated to market niches, but it is proving increasingly strategic and maintains a high development potential that is still unexpressed. The spread of high-speed … Continued
There are projects which, due to their relevance or complexity, require an in-depth knowledge of the above-ground structures and underground networks. This knowledge can be reached by using the technologies available for 3D laser scanning surveying and for underground utility mapping and integrating information into a single three-dimensional information model. The model can be produced … Continued
The construction and/or updating of plants within active industrial sites are complex processes and there are many critical issues to be evaluated. In particular, the new partially or completely underground structures should be designed taking into account all possible interferences already present in the subsoil. In this kind of projects over time it has occurred … Continued
Offshore Wind Farms
Geotechnical discipline assumes a fundamental role in the planning and design of offshore wind farms. Both the geotechnical characterization of the areas of intervention (often very vast and demanding to investigate) and the design of the foundation and / or anchoring systems are in fact crucial for a successful project. Thanks to its experience in … Continued