The advent of new technology in the world today includes innovative inventions in the infrastructure industry. In 2010, Marybeth Miceli founded Miceli Infrastructure Consulting, LLC (MIC), which has become a recognized authority the use of progressive diagnostics like their "parallel technology transfer” techniques and sensing methods for the bridge infrastructure industry.
Miceli’s website states: “MIC’s mission is to bridge the gap between owners and technology providers to help make our world safer and our transportation system more efficient…MIC brings together the industry experts from universities, engineering firms, designer firms, and sensor technology manufacturers.”
Their emerging inspection and monitoring technology methods are cost effective for vetted structural monitoring. They use nondestructive testing (NDT) and repair technology solutions to provide key information for decisions regarding bridge management. “With budget cuts and the onslaught of new technologies addressing various problems, owners can no longer keep up with this niche industry with their in-house staff," Miceli says.
In the wake of tragic crisis relating to the collapse of bridges, like the I-35W Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and many lesser-known bridges across the U.S., the MIC network targets the cost-effective need to extend the life of old bridges instead of replacing them. Miceli compiles teams of specialist troubleshooters to facilitate communication between owners of bridges and those who provide technology related to the industry. With her extensive experience in the field, both in academics and directly within the industry, Miceli is a leading specialist and cooperates with a wide network of people in the industry to keep our infrastructure safe.