News and Press

22/06/2023: Successful completion of the research project “Potentials of monitoring data in a life cycle management for bridges”. The project results were published in BASt report B 190 and presented by Prof. Morgenthal in a BASt webinar. project no.: FE 69.0006/2020, Costumer: Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), partners: Matrisk GmbH and Equi Bridges AG Published report (Link: and webinar (Link:

30.06.2022: Successful completion of the project INFRACLOUD

01.01.2022: Start of the research project “ev.AI.luate – Evaluierung von KI-Methoden zur Schadensdetektion an Ingenieurbauwerken im Kontext von Bildqualität – evaluation of AI methods for damage detection at engineering structures in the context of image quality”, Costumer: FFG, partners: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, JOANNEUM Research

01.01.2021: Start of the research project “Potenziale von Monitoringdaten in einem Lebenszyklusmanagement für Brücken – potentials of monitoring data in a life cycle management for bridges”, project no.: FE 69.0006/2020, Costumer: Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), partners: Matrisk GmbH and Equi Bridges AG

15.06.2020: Start of the research project “INFRACLOUD – Cloud-basierte 3D-Bauwerksinspektion von Infrastrukturbauwerken mit Drohnen-, Computer-Vision-, KI- und BIM- Technologien (INFRACLOUD – Cloud-based 3D inspection of structures with drones, computer vision, AI and BIM technologies) (2019 VF 0037)”, funded by Thüringer Aufbaubank (TAB) – programme funding of research, technology and innovation (FTI)

01.04.2018: Start of the research project “Support of the test in accordance with DIN 1076 by (semi-) auto-mated image analysis, e.g. with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) (project no.: FE 89.0334/2017)”, Costumer: Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)

1/2/2016: New UAV brochure released, showing GMTIB competences, services, projects…: Download-Link

25/11/2015: GMTIB presents at the ICE – Topcon – Lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, presenting GMTIB technologies and recent projects in the context of “Mass Data Collection”: Video Link (starts at 15:40min)

22/11/2015: Report in the regional TV program (MDR-Thuringia Journal) about the research work with UAVs at the Bauhaus-University Weimar:  Video-Link

November 2015: Website on construction of Mersey Gateway Bridge (GMTIB has been responsible for Wind Engineering checks): Link

October 2015: At the Conference of the Institute of Structural Engineering Guido Morgenthal presented the new wind tunnel of his lab. This facility will allow high performance testing of aerodynamic behaviour of structures. Image1 / Image2 / Image3

2/5/2015: Article “Alte Dame steht im Visier moderner Technik”, Volksstimme: Link

April 2015: The city of Magdeburg reports on UAV-based inspections of Anna Ebert Brücke carried out by GMTIB: Link

March 2015: Live-monitoring of Schindgraben Bridge during blasts performed in the adjacent quarry: Image1 / Image2

21/1/2015: Article “Foto-Drohne macht Inspektion von Bauwerken günstiger”, Thüringer Allgemeine: Link

November 2014: First ever 3D print of a structural model generated from photos taken during a UAV-based inspection: Leaning Tower of Bad Frankenhausen, Image

September 2014: Guido Morgenthal has been awarded this year’s IABSE Prize in Madrid: Link

22/6/2014: Article “Im Tiefflug durch den Dom”, Volksstimme: Link