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.

Project Engineering Course: The Maturity Method

If you are looking to become an engineer in Canada or the United States, you must hold and maintain a license from an engineering regulator. Depending on the location, once your degree is obtained you must also work under a professional engineer for a number of years, and complete additional exams before you earn your license. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Continuing Education for Project EngineersTo retain this license, project engineers must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers. According to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), “By combining their specialized skills with their high standards for ethics and quality assurance, project engineers help make us healthier, keep us safer and allow all of us to live better lives than ever before.”This includes continuing education requirements, depending on the state in…

Evaluating Cracking in Concrete: Procedures

Article originally appeared on Bluey Technologies Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Why Cracks Form in Concrete StructuresConcrete provides structures with strength, rigidity, and resilience from deformation. These characteristics, however, result in concrete structures lacking the flexibility to move in response to environmental or volume changes. Cracking is usually the first sign of distress in concrete. It is, however, possible for deterioration to exist before cracks appear. Cracking can occur in both hardened and fresh, or plastic, concrete as a result of volume changes and repeated loading.This involves tensile stresses being loaded onto the concrete, the cracks occurring when the force exceeds its maximum tensile strength. It is important to understand the reasons why cracking occurs, the type of crack formed, and cracks’ effects on structural stability. Once you understand these points you can take…

Concrete Maturity Calculation Methods

Maturity is a concept that has existed since the 1950s. Since then, various equations have been proposed to  measure the maturity of concrete. This chapter discusses three different methods that can be used in concrete maturity measurement: the temperature-time factor, the equivalent age, and the weighted maturity. All of the maturity methods are primarily dependent on the temperature history of the concrete but additional parameters related to concrete properties are also required to predict the in-place strength. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Temperature-Time FactorThe temperature-time factor (TTF) method, also known as the Nurse-Saul maturity function, was the first maturity method developed in the early 1950s, thanks to the work of Nurse[40] , McIntosh[36] and Saul[42]. The goal of their work was to understand the effect of accelerated curing and the impact of different curing…

What is Concrete Maturity?

The maturity method is a convenient approach to predict the early age strength gain of concrete, using the principle that the concrete strength is directly related to the hydration temperature history of cementitious paste.

Optimize Your Project Schedule With Wireless Concrete Maturity Sensors

The construction industry is often described as being “slow”. Often this refers to how long it takes to complete a project, especially when multiple industry specialists are involved. However, more and more the construction industry has been referred to as “slow to adopt new technology.” Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit This is especially true when testing the compressive strength of concrete. Currently, the most common practice is to use cylinder break tests. However, this process is not exactly accurate and reliable. Many factors, such as curing conditions, the size of the cylinders compared to the onsite slab, and improper handling and transportation of field-cured cylinders from a jobsite to a testing facility can skew the strength data of the specimen. This results in a weak concrete element. Despite that, engineers, contractors, and project managers…

Saving Money with Wireless Maturity Sensors

The concrete strength is a critical parameter as various operations such as formwork removal and application of load depend on it. The strength measurement through conventional break test is not efficient for in situ monitoring. Learn why concrete maturity using wireless sensors can save significant QC cost in civil engineering projects.

Creep of Concrete Under the Nanoscope

Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of Creep in ConcreteConcrete is one of the main materials utilized in civil engineering construction in the modern age with an annual production of roughly 20 billion tons. For instance, the aging infrastructure in the US requires massive investment and the American Society of Civil Engineers estimates an expenditure of $4.5 trillion by 2025 to fix the country’s roads, bridges, dams and other infrastructure. By understanding the underlying mechanisms of creep in concrete, we can move closer to designing a more durable material that does not incur such astronomical costs after a short service period. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit With this objective in mind, the AIMS lab at UC Irvine has been focused on breaking time and length scale barriers in modeling of cementitious materials. Although various phenomenological models…

The Benefits Of Using Sensors In The Construction Industry

Construction jobsites are joining the modern world by incorporating smart technology into an internet of things ecosystem. The internet of things (IoT) is a term for a network of devices, sensors, and people connected to the internet that collect and exchange data. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit See five reasons general contractors buy IoT devicesDevices such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops are outfitted with computing systems and allow workers to access or share up-to-date documents and data. Sensors connected to the IoT can turn objects other than computers and mobile devices into a valuable source of data about that object and its surroundings. On construction sites, sensors have the important task of monitoring preventable problems, optimizing assets, and improving management.Prevention And SafetyAccording to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report from the Bureau…

IoT is Revolutionizing the Concrete Industry

When it comes to Smart Construction and Intelligent Building Operation, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a powerhouse that has revolutionized many aspects of the industry—including concrete installations and applications. Essentially, the IoT is a network of items that are embedded with sensors, electronics, actuators, and software that connects them together. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit This integration allows the connected devices to exchange information in the physical world remotely via computer-based systems, resulting in more efficient operations, reduced need for many human interventions and providing an array economic benefit. In fact, the benefits are so substantial that it is reported that more than 8.4 billion IoT devices were in use in 2017, and that number is expected to increase to 30 billion by 2020. So, without doubt, loT is transforming the construction and…

Giatec Award for Best Paper Recipients

Winner of the Giatec Award for Best PaperNanoscale origins of creep in calcium silicate hydrates Ali Morshedifard, Saeed Masoumi, Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Synopsis The authors propose a novel three-staged incremental stress-marching technique to study nanoscale longtime phenomena, specifically creep, in atomistic simulations. The stress-induced time-dependent behavior of C-S-H was investigated by the application of a chain of aging shear cycles at the nanoscale. The model results showed a stretched exponential relaxation in the first stage. When fully relaxed, C-S-H was found to behave viscoelastically upon further loading, which the authors described by the standard solid model. By progressively increasing the interlayer water, the time-dependent response of calcium-silicate-hydrates was found to exhibit a transition from viscoelastic to logarithmic creep. The results of the study bridge the gap between theoretical…

How 3D Printing Has Transformed the Construction Industry

Recently, we discussed how the use of 3D printers at construction jobsites may soon become common practice. Advances in 3D-printing technologies have resulted in the ability to craft anything from chocolate and food to statues and even entire buildings. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Considering the competitive nature of the construction industry, 3D printing offers contractors an innovative way to set themselves apart from their competitors. To prove this point, here are eight advantages that using a 3D printer could give to the construction field.1. Reduced InjuryOne of the biggest benefits that 3D printers have presented to construction workers is a reduction in injuries in the field. Considering that building with concrete is difficult—even dangerous—this is a welcome improvement. Not only do workers have an easier time doing their job, but employers have less…

Giatec Adds Four New Ready-Mix Concrete Producers to the SmartRock® Plus Family

It’s been a busy summer already for Giatec, and we’re not slowing down as we welcome four new members to the SmartRock® Plus producer family. These ready-mix producers have embraced technology by integrating wireless concrete sensors into their business models to optimize the performance of their mixes and offer contractors a more efficient way to monitor concrete temperature and strength at jobsites. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Cornejo & Sons – Wichita, Kansas An industry leader in Kansas and the Midwest, Cornejo & Sons has been associated with quality construction projects and services for decades. Established in 1952, the company has been serving private and government clients in the community for more than 63 years. With over 575 employees and substantial plant and equipment resources, Cornejo & Sons products and services are suitable for…

How Concrete Can Reap Solid Environmental and Economic Benefits

Made up of water, aggregate (rock, sand, or gravel), and Portland cement, concrete is the most widely used construction material. Its popularity is mainly due to the fact that concrete is flexible, cheap, and durable. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Unfortunately, even with today’s contemporary recycling technology, used or old concrete is seen and treated as waste. Concrete piles are one of the most common sights around concrete plants or construction sites across the world. However, concrete can be reused, recycled, or repurposed. And if handled correctly, concrete plants and construction businesses can garner solid profits from concrete.Ways to Handle Concrete for Environmental and Economic BenefitsLet’s look at how construction sites can handle concrete in a way that makes the most of it environmentally and economically:1. Monitor the Quantity of Concrete ProducedOne of the…

Monitor Your Concrete Slab with a Push of a Button

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Click the buttons above to download our SmartRock app from Google Play or the Apple App Store!On a job site, time is money and so delays can be costly. But what if making a small change could shave days off your schedule — and save big bucks? That’s a premise behind a product called SmartRock Plus™, which allows contractors to get real-time information about the strength and temperature of newly poured concrete as it matures.How Smart Technology Is Making Construction More EfficientSmartRock Plus is manufactured by Giatec Scientific of Ottawa, Canada, but other companies also tout similar products. Giatec’s version uses wireless, 2-by-2-inch battery-powered sensors, which are set into the concrete as it’s being placed. The concrete slab temperature sensors use wireless technology to transmit data that you can…

Expose Your Civil Engineering R&D on a Global Stage with Giatec

At Giatec, we believe that today’s civil engineering researchers are shaping cities of the future. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit That’s why we have launched an annual contest to recognize innovative research and thought leadership in the world of civil engineering and concrete infrastructure.The Giatec Award for Best Paper is an essay-writing contest open to civil-engineering students (graduate and undergraduate), professors, and researchers across Canada and the United States. Candidates are invited to submit an original article or journal paper related to: Non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies for concrete Concrete durability and sustainability Wireless concrete testing Rebar corrosion of concrete Electrical resistivity of concrete Novel cement-based materials Previously published articles are allowed as long as the publication date is 2017. Everybody WinsThe author of the winning article will receive a cash reward of $1000. But…

Update Your SmartRock App Today!

At Giatec, we always take customer feedback seriously in order to add value to our products and give users the best possible experience. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our new and improved SmartRock app, which has incorporated all your suggestions into a user-friendly, intuitive interface that still has all the functionality of the previous version and more!If you haven’t already, update your app here: What’s New in the SmartRock AppAll of the changes to the SmartRock app have been made with the goal of enhancing the user experience. Here’s what you can expect in the new version:Faster SyncYou can access data and share it with your teammates faster than ever before. Pull to RefreshLike in your other favorite apps, you can now pull down to refresh…

Using Electrical Resistivity to Assess Concrete Durability

An educational video on the concept and measurement techniques of concrete electrical resistivity and its application in the durability-related studies in concrete materials. Parameters affecting the resistivity measurement are described.

How Ottawa-Based Giatec Connects Concrete to The Internet of Things

Giatec CEO and co-founder, Aali Alizadeh is interviewed on Techopia Live to unpack the challenges of concrete construction. Interview highlights Giatec’s revolutionary impact as an Ottawa start-up and global leader in the concrete industry.

Checking on Your Concrete Slab Just Got Easier!

Brand differentiation, customer loyalty and quick decision-making capabilities are some of the benefits of using SmartRock® Plus. This article explores some of the reasons why concrete producer, Stoneway Concrete uses SmartRock® Plus. SmartRock® Plus is a value-added solution that maximizes project time and money.

Giatec Has Been Selected to Attend C100: 48Hrs in the Valley

Announcing Giatec’s selection to participate in the C100: 48 Hours in the Valley in San Francisco. Giatec was nominated for being one of Canada’s most promising companies; leading in IoT solutions, disruption and entrepreneurship.

Keytec showcasing iCOR in Japan

Keytec, our exclusive agents in Japan, performed a creative demonstration of the Giatec iCOR at this year’s PV System Expo in Tokyo, Japan.

OCM Manufacturing Signed Agreement with Giatec Scientific Inc.

Press release announcing OCM Manufacturing’s contract to manufacture SmartRock® for Giatec. SmartRock® is a 2” inch wireless sensor that transmits real-time data on concrete temperature, strength and maturity directly to a mobile device.

WOC 2016

WORLD OF CONCRETE 2016 | LAS VEGASWe are excited to present our latest innovations in smart concrete testing at the upcoming World of Concrete 2016 to be held in Las Vegas from February 2nd to 5th. Please visit Giatec Booth #S13417 in the South Hall to get a hands-on experience with the new wireless mobile-based sensor for concrete temperature/maturity monitoring, SmartRock, and the connection-less corrosion rate measurement device, iCOR.We are also running a special limited time promotion on all our concrete testing devices and sensors at the World of Concrete show. Please present the following coupon in our booth to receive 20% off your entire purchase.

World of Concrete 2016

Giatec will present its latest innovations, SmartRock sensor and iCOR NDT device, at the WOC2016 in Las Vegas.

Iconic and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Giatec is a Canadian company that solves construction problems through cutting-edge research and product development. Article puts focus on SmartRock2™, a rugged, waterproof, wireless sensor that monitors the temperature of concrete from the fresh stage to the solid stage.

SmartRock in Ottawa Citizen

SmartRock™ wireless temperature/maturity sensor for new concrete structures was featured in a story covered by Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 2, 2015.

Embedded Wireless Sensors Cement Giatec’s Reputation

Giatec creates a buzz with their innovative technology and extensive research. Product focus on SmartRock2TM and its use during construction for Ottawa’s LRT tunnel and the Federal Government’s new Seaway International Bridge, near Cornwall.

Can Advances in Mobile Technologies Lead to Smart Cities?

This article focuses on the benefits of using XCell™; Giatec’s non-destructive solution for corrosion testing. XCell™ is a ground-breaking technology that monitoring concrete deterioration and corrosion, wire-free.

Hi-tech Industry’s Future Bright In Ottawa

Christmas arrived early in Ottawa as its High-Tec industry continues to grow. Giatec Scientific is one of three recent graduates from Invest Ottawa’s resident company program and a contributor to growth trends.

About Giatec

Giatec is a global company revolutionizing the construction industry by bringing smart testing technologies and real-time data collection to the forefront of every jobsite. Giatec’s suite of hardware and software products has leveraged advanced technologies such as AI and the Internet of Things (IoT), including wireless concrete sensors, mobile apps, and advanced non-destructive technologies (NDT) to drive innovation throughout concrete’s lifecycle and reduce concrete’s carbon footprint.

Our suite of hardware and software products has leveraged advanced technologies such as; Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT), including; wireless concrete sensors, mobile apps, and advanced non-destructive technologies (NDT) to drive innovation throughout concrete’s lifecycle.

Combining wireless concrete sensors and mobile apps, Giatec has developed smart IoT-based technologies, like SmartRock® concrete maturity sensors, for real-time monitoring of concrete properties. This provides critical information to contractors so they can make efficient and informed decisions on the jobsite, ultimately saving time and money. Ready-mix producers also leverage the SmartRock® Plus cloud, which gives them access to concrete performance data to optimize their mix designs.

Wireless Sensors and NDT Technologies

Our suite of hardware and software products has leveraged advanced technologies such as; Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT), including; wireless concrete sensors, mobile apps, and advanced non-destructive technologies (NDT) to drive innovation throughout concrete’s lifecycle.

Combining wireless concrete sensors and mobile apps, Giatec has developed smart IoT-based technologies, like SmartRock® concrete maturity sensors, for real-time monitoring of concrete properties. This provides critical information to contractors so they can make efficient and informed decisions on the jobsite, ultimately saving time and money. Ready-mix producers also leverage the SmartRock® Plus cloud, which gives them access to concrete performance data to optimize their mix designs.

 

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