Giatec Scientific Inc.

Giatec Scientific Inc.

Ottawa-based company, Giatec Scientific Inc., is revolutionizing the construction industry by bringing smart concrete testing technologies and real-time data collection to the forefront of every jobsite. Learn more about Giatec Scientific Inc Mission and Core Values, or read more about Giatec Scientific's Line of Products. We are bringing long-overdue change to a conservative industry by addressing the current challenges in concrete testing, analysis, design, and production. Click the following links to learn more about Giatec Scientific's Management Team and Research and Development Team.
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Giatec Award for Best Paper

We are very excited to announce the launch of our annual research paper contest! This is a great opportunity for civil-engineers to expose their research and development to a global audience of industry experts. Plus, the…

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Open Roads Sooner with Concrete Curing Sensors

Road construction can be a lengthy, disruptive process—so ensuring that your project stays on schedule is one of your most important responsibilities as a project manager. Even before groundwork can be begin, the planning stages of…

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The Importance of Cooling Concrete Temperatures

The concrete curing process, which contains five phases, is designed to maintain appropriate moisture content and temperature levels in early-age concrete so it can reach its specific mix strength. Why is achieving the right amount of…

Construction workers collecting concrete temperature strength data after pouring.

The Ins-and-Outs of Early-Age Strength of Concrete

One thing we are sure you know at this point is that concrete is one of the most widespread building materials in the world. By now you should be no stranger to concrete testing and the…

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The Importance of Concrete Temperature Gradients

Minimizing the risk of cracking is critical for maintaining the structural integrity and increasing the service life of a concrete structure. This is an important consideration in all construction projects, but it’s especially critical in those…

Essential Tips for Heating Concrete in the Winter

As extreme weather conditions in the winter arrive, construction companies need to be prepared to face the possible problems that could arrive. To prevent issues such as project delays when it comes to heating concrete in…

Solid like a Rock

Concrete testing is essential for all construction projects. Testing, in general, is a very lengthy and costly process. Traditional methods of concrete testing require additional time to set up equipment, often resulting in delays. However, Giatec’s…

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The Future of Smart Cement

Cement is a binding material that has contributed to the creation of historical monuments, but as we shift from 3000 BC into the twenty-first century, we can see the multitude of ways in which cement is…

iCor Concrete Corrosion Detection

A New Technique for Rebar Corrosion Rate Measurement in Concrete

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Corrosion is initiated when materials that are harmful to steel, such as CO2 and chloride from de-icing salt, start to penetrate concrete and reach the steel reinforcement. As an electrochemical reaction,…

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Concrete Mix Design Just Got Easier

A concrete mix is a combination of five major elements in various proportions: cement, water, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates (i.e. sand), and air. Additional elements such as pozzolanic materials and chemical admixtures can also be incorporated…

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What Contractors Need to Know About Field Testing Concrete

A shortage of skilled labor continues to be the dominate issue in the construction industry, and rightfully so. However, delays in construction schedules have always been a thorn in the side of contractors, and history shows…

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Debating Field-Cured Concrete Cylinder Testing

On any job site, the strength of a concrete pour is a critical piece of information. Concrete cylinder breaks have been the pillar for compression strength testing in the construction industry for more than 180 years…

Contractor Pouring Concrete at Jobsite

Improve Productivity with Wireless Concrete SmartRock™ Plus Sensors

If you’ve already looked at our SmartRock™ Plus product page, then you know that this program helps ready-mix producers differentiate their company, and mixes, within the market. But this value-added solution also provides project managers and…

Improving Product Efficiency with Advanced Concrete Testing Technology

When monitoring the strength of in-situ concrete, the most common method that is used today is field-cured cylinders. This practice has remained largely unchanged since the early 19th century. These samples are casted and cured according to ASTM C31 Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens…

Take Control of Your Concrete at WOC 2019

It’s that time of year again, and no, we’re not referring to the holidays. We’re talking about World of Concrete, and it’s happening at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 22 to 25, 2019. As usual, the event will be packed—over 1,500 exhibitors, tons of demos, educational…

Giatec Receives Federal Funding to Study Reduction of CO2 Emissions from Concrete

Ottawa, Canada: Giatec Scientific will receive a combined $3.2 million in federal funding to further study how the company’s technology can reduce the amount of CO2 emissions associated with concrete production. Funding of $2.4 million was announced by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic…

Giatec Announces SmartRock™ Procore Integration

SmartRock and Giatec Integrate with the World’s Leading Construction Management Software, Procore Austin, Texas: Giatec, the creators of SmartRock™, announced today a partnership with Procore, a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction companies, at the Groundbreak construction conference in Austin, Texas. Procore users can access the SmartRock™…

Giatec is Represented at the 10th Social Infrastructure Maintenance Show

Last month, Keytec showcased Giatec products at The Social Infrastructure Maintenance Show. The exhibition, held in Tokyo from July 18-20th, saw tens of thousands of attendees from the building, maintenance, and construction industry. It featured the latest technologies and innovations related to the maintenance and renewal of infrastructure….

Ottawa Tech Firm Takes On ‘Primitive’ Concrete Testing

In the news yet again! On-Site Magazine, Canada’s construction magazine of choice, covers Giatec’s mission to take on primitive concrete testing techniques in their August 2018 issue. To learn all about the journey to revolutionizing concrete industry, download your free copy.

Ensuring Optimal Concrete Strength with an App

Concrete.tv has just published a fantastic overview of Giatec’s industry-disrupting concrete-testing technologies in their August 2018 issue of Concrete Trends Magazine. Download your copy and find out all about the most advanced concrete strength sensor on the market today.

Giatec Makes 2018 Building Tech 50 List

Giatec is being recognized yet again, this time by BuiltWorlds’ 2018 Building Tech 50 List. We are proud to be one of the top 50 companies paving the way for smarter construction and connected buildings of the future in various categories, from lighting and windows to building management,…

Chile Explores New NCH170 Standard for Maturity

This past Wednesday, July 11, DECON UC and the Asociación de Constructores Civiles UC organized a seminar explaining how to effectively apply the new NCh170 standard for concrete. The goal of the event was to educate construction project managers, general contractors, quality control inspectors, and field professionals on…

Giatec Enters Partnership with PCL Construction

Giatec is excited to announce that we’ve entered into a partnership agreement with industry giant PCL Construction. With offices all over Canada, the United States, Australia, and the Caribbean, PCL Construction is one of the largest contractors in North America and is leading the industry with its implementation…

Giatec Receives Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies Award

Every year the Ottawa Business Journal recognizes 10 local companies for their substantial, sustainable, and profitable growth. We’re happy to announce that Giatec has been recognized by OBJ as one of Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies of 2018.

Using SmartRock to Modernize Australia’s Construction Industry

Attention all Australian contractors—you can now purchase Giatec’s SmartRock concrete maturity sensors across all states and territories of Australia from our new distribution partner, BERRA Construction Products, and their network of trusted distributors. We have chosen to partner with BERRA because of their decades of expertise in all…

Giatec Co-Founder Pouria Ghods Receives 2018 Forty Under 40

It was a big week for our President and Co-Founder, Pouria Ghods, who was named one of this year’s Forty Under 40. This prestigious award is given out every year to exactly 40 of Ottawa’s youngest, brightest leaders to recognize and celebrate their business accomplishments, professional expertise, and…

Congratulations to the 2018 Forty Under 40 Recipients!

Giatec’s President and Co-Founder, Dr. Pouria Ghods, was recognized as one of this year’s Forty Under 40 in the National Capital Region. This prestigious award is given out every year to 40 of Ottawa’s youngest, brightest leaders to recognize and celebrate their business accomplishments, professional expertise, and involvement…

Clapen presents SmartRock2™ at AAHE Convention

Asociacion Argentina del Hormigon Elaborado: National Concrete Convention Clapen Instruments S.A is an Argentine distributor of analytical instruments and specialized equipment, as well as Giatec’s official distributor in the Argentine market. One of their increasingly popular distribution products is the SmartRock2™ sensor. During November 16th to 18th, Clapen…

Celebrating the Best in the Biz

Giatec Wins at the Best Ottawa Business Awards The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal hosted another dazzling event for their annual award ceremony, affectionately known as the BOBs. The Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) were held at the Westin Hotel on 15 November, 2017. Giatec…

SmartRock™ Plus: A Step Forward Towards Smart Cities

National Research Council Canada hails Giatec Scientific Inc. a success story for advancing the construction industry with technology and research. Article focuses on the success of Giatec products: iCOR®, XCell™ (corrosion detectors) and wireless concrete sensors.

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