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.

SmartRock para Control de Calidad de Hormigón

El Giatec SmartRock® es un sensor que permite determinar la resistencia a la compresión estimada, basado en la madurez de hormigón, al registrar la temperatura del hormigón fresco durante el proceso de fraguado. Este método es el único recomendado por la NCh170:2016 para determinar la resistencia real del hormigón. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit El SmartRock® se coloca dentro de los elementos de hormigón (instalándolo en la barra de refuerzo) antes de verter la mezcla, este sensor una vez activado, almacena la temperatura del hormigón en obra en intervalos de tiempo. Las mediciones continuas se graban en la memoria del SmartRock® y se pueden descargar en cualquier momento en la obra, durante el fraguado y endurecimiento del hormigón usando la aplicación móvil en un smartphone o tablet.El seguimiento continuo de la temperatura del hormigón…

World’s Largest Continuous Concrete Pour

Which construction project received the Guinness title for world’s largest continuous concrete pour? The Wilshire Grand Center in the USA or the Lakhta Center Tower in Russia?

A new custom 3D printable cement

While 3D printing homes still sounds like something that only happens in science fiction, the technology is coming along nicely. There are naturally a few hurdles to overcome before it becomes commonplace, but most of the pieces are already in place. Companies have developed large robots capable of acting as large-scale 3D printers, and new concrete and cement formulas are being developed regularly. The major obstacles at this point seem to be the cost of the procedure, which is bound to drop as the tech becomes more common, and the versatility of the robot doing the 3D printing. However, those are relatively minor technological obstacles that don’t seem to be slowing down the advancement of the process. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The real obstacles are, as always, materials. The concrete and cement materials…

Corrosion Awareness Day

It is a never-ending problem! Corrosion of rebar in concrete is the major cause of infrastructure deterioration worldwide. April 24th is the corrosion awareness day. So, here is an article in contribution to the challenges we have dealing with corroding concrete infrastructure Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Rebar Corrosion 101Steel reinforcement is naturally protected against corrosion in the alkaline environment of concrete. In exposure to aggressive conditions the protective passive layer (that is only few nano-meters thick) breaks down and in the presence of oxygen and moisture, rebar corrosion is initiated by the formation of anodic and cathodic areas. The expansive iron oxide that forms in the anodic area eventually results in the cracking and delamination of concrete.How Critical Is This?It is estimated that billions of dollars is required annually to address these structural…

Rebar Corrosion | Concept and Measurement Techniques

Rebar corrosion is one of the main deterioration mechanisms in reinforced concrete structures exposed to aggressive environments. In this video, the basic corrosion concept is presented, and various electrical methods to assess the steel corrosion in concrete are discussed.

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete. The new building material could transform polluting emissions into a valuable resource. A team of interdisciplinary researchers at UCLA has been working on a unique solution that may help eliminate these sources of greenhouse gases.

Corrosion is a never-ending problem for concrete

Estimates put the cost of concrete corrosion at about $9 billion annually. This article looks at the causes of corrosion and what’s being done to mitigate it and notes that ultrasonic and videoscope inspection can help determine if corrosion is occurring inside concrete.

Weak Concrete Blamed in Taiwan High-Rise Collapse

Design issues or lack of quality control? Empty oil cans were used as “construction materials” in the 17-story building that collapsed earlier this month in Taiwan following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Moreover, the rebar bending appeared to be performed incorrectly.

Researchers work to develop self-healing concrete

Researchers are hoping to use concrete’s natural properties to help aid in the healing process and extend the life of the material. The article summarizes much of the research into self-healing concrete.

De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety

De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety, guard against corporate espionage Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit January 22, 2016 by Scott SchrageA 200-square-foot slab of seemingly ordinary concrete sits just outside the Peter Kiewit Institute as snowflakes begin parachuting toward Omaha on a frigid afternoon in late December.The snow accumulates on the grass surrounding the slab and initially clings to the concrete, too. But as the minutes pass and the snow begins melting from only its surface, the slab reveals its secret: Like razors, stoves and guitars before it, this concrete has gone electric.Its designer, UNL professor of civil engineering Chris Tuan, has added a pinch of steel shavings and a dash of carbon particles to a recipe that has literally been set in concrete for centuries. Though the newest ingredients constitute just 20 percent…

2016 Product Catalogue

Our 2016 Product Catalogue is out! Please download it from here to see the latest smart concrete testing technologies developed by Giatec.

VIDEO: What is concrete maturity?

In this video, you will learn more about the concept and application of the Maturity Method in concrete. Maturity Measurement has long been known as an effective approach in estimating the early age strength of concrete materials.

Self-Healing Bio-Concrete

An invention by Delft University microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers offers an innovative approach to creating more stable concrete by adding limestone-producing bacteria to the mix; i.e. self-healing bioconcrete.

Concrete Electrical Resistivity

In an article published by the Concrete International, the basic concepts and measurement techniques as well as the applications of electrical resistivity method as novel NDT approach for concrete quality control are discussed.

Bulk Resistivity Testing | A project with RMCAO

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Determine the Durability of Hardened Concrete with RCON™The RMCAO Technical Committee is currently conducting a research project with Giatec Scientific to evaluate the possible uses of their RCON™ test apparatus to determine the durability of hardened concrete. This device measures the electrical resistance of a saturated surface dry concrete cylinder or core and, similar to the existing rapid chloride permeability test method (which measures the amount of current flow over a 6 hour period), uses this data as a proxy measurement of the concrete’s long term durability.Special thanks to the CBM Leaside Laboratory that will be running companion testing between the standard RCP test method, and the new bulk resistivity test method for the next three months on more than 150 different concrete samples. As part of this testing…

Giatec wins bronze medal

Giatec Scientific Inc. was awarded the bronze medal in the category of ‘Innovation in Engineering and Technology’

Mayor visits Giatec

Mayor Jim Watson visited Giatec’s booth at the launch of the Invest Ottawa facility

How Giatec can help infrastructure owners

The Giatec’s recent development of innovative devices for the accurate detection and assessment of damages in concrete infrastructure was featured in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper.

OCE 2010-2011 ROI Report

Ontario Centres of Excellence recognizes Giatec’s Co-founders for wining awards from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). Pouria Ghods was awarded the 2011 OCRI Student Entrepreneur of the Year and Aali Alizadeh was awarded 2011 OCRI Student Researcher of the Year.

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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