Aldo joined YA Engineering Services as a Project Manager in 2020 and brings over 30 years of experience in forensic investigations of existing structures, specializing in nondestructive testing/evaluation (NDT/NDE) techniques. He has applied NDT methods to solve unique concrete-related problems on hundreds of investigative projects including bridges, facades, structural collapses, criminal forensic investigations, historic preservation projects and more.
Aldo has extensive experience in both domestic and international projects. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with federal agencies and equipment manufacturers developing NDT methods including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) testing laboratory in McLean, Virginia; the Federal Institute for Material Testing and Research (BAM) in Berlin, Germany; Acoustic Control Systems (ACS) in Moscow, Russia; and Utsi Electronics in Cambridge, UK. He is experienced with multiple NDT methods including ultrasonic shear wave testing (USWT), impact-echo (IE), impulse response method (IRM), ground penetrating radar (GPR), infrared thermography (IR), ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV), pile integrity testing (PIT), and half-cell potential (HCP).
Aldo has published numerous technical papers related to the subject of nondestructive testing of concrete structures. He has also presented at technical conferences and seminars nationally and internationally, including, South Korea, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Mexico, Canada, Chile and Peru.