Alicia Hearns

Alicia Hearns

Alicia Hearns is a content marketing specialist with Giatec Scientific Inc, a global company revolutionizing the construction industry by bringing smart concrete testing technologies and real-time data collection to the forefront of every jobsite. 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. We are bringing long-overdue change to a conservative industry by addressing the current challenges in concrete testing, analysis, design, and production.
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Post-Tensioning in Cold Weather Conditions

What is Post-tensioning? Concrete has compressive strength, meaning that it can withstand its own weight within a structure. However, it lacks tensile strength. Therefore, as soon as everyday loads are added to that structure, such as…

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Remotely Monitor Your Concrete Structures in Cold Weather

During the winter months, when snow has taken over every inch of not only your driveway, but also your jobsite, it can be incredibly frustrating to carry on with regular construction operations. If you are working…

SmartHub

Access Your Concrete Data Anytime, Anywhere with SmartHub™

As the leading wireless sensor for monitoring concrete temperature and strength, SmartRock™ gives you reliable and accurate data in real-time. The sensors are fully embedded in the concrete (secured on the rebar) before pouring. Temperature is…

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5 Pro Tips for Surviving World of Concrete 2020

World of Concrete, one of the largest annual construction tradeshows, is just over a month away. With an expected 1,500 companies and 60,000 registered industry professionals, this is an amazing opportunity to see new products and…

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Learning More About Concrete with Artificial Intelligence

One of the most talked about trends, not only in the construction industry, but in every field, is the discussion of the role of “big data”, especially when artificial intelligence comes into play. It’s undeniable that…

Giatec360

Giatec 360: A Concrete Testing Reporting Software

Giatec 360 is the world’s most advanced web-based dashboard for controlling and predicting the quality of concrete pours. With this latest software, you are introduced to the next level in user management capabilities, reporting, and data…

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The Importance of Moisture Testing Concrete Subfloors

Concrete is a permeable substance capable of absorbing and releasing moisture, which can continue to affect the RH of a slab long after it’s been placed. Sources of Moisture in Concrete There are many ways that…

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IoT Applications for the Construction Industry

The construction job site is now ripe for fundamental changes that enable productivity, safety, process improvement and new tools. The Internet of Things (IoT) is allowing for the deployment of simple low power sensors, like SmartRock™…

LetsBuild Software

10 Ways to Get Your Field Teams to Use Construction Software

Introducing new technology and software into the construction industry has increasingly been a focus in recent years. This software can involve processing large amounts of data on numerous onsite activities, such as project scheduling, budget management,…

Construction Workers

The Impact of the Labor Shortage in the Construction Industry

It’s no secret that the construction industry has been dealing with a severe labor shortage. While the industry itself is booming and the need for new buildings – such as residential homes, public housing, commercial real…

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Eliminating Field-Cured Cylinders to Prevent Project Delays

For project managers and contractors, there is nothing more frustrating than when a job is running behind schedule. Not only does it eat into your profits, it also impacts your company’s reputation. Frequent delays on site…

Construction Site Safety Improves with Giatec’s New SmartBooster™ Device

SmartBooster™ Provides SmartRock® Users Safe Access to Real-Time Data Anywhere Onsite Ottawa, ON – Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced the release of the SmartBooster. This intuitive device extends the range of users’ smartphones’ Bluetooth signal, making it possible to connect to the company’s award-winning…

Giatec’s AI-Based SmartMix™ Application Provides Concrete Producers Transparency on Mix Optimization and Performance Prediction

SmartMix™ Online Dashboard Equips Producers with a Comprehensive Platform that Improves Concrete Mix Performance and Reduces CO2 Emissions OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, Roxi™, is now incorporated in SmartMix, a new web-based dashboard that enables producers…

Leader in Concrete Testing Technologies Forecasts Increasing Use of Tech Onsite in 2021

How will COVID-19 change the construction industry in 2021: Giatec’s review OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec, a global company known for the first wireless concrete testing sensor and artificial intelligence, unveils their predictions for the construction industry in 2021 including a significant increase in the use of labor-saving tools, digital…

Giatec’s Roxi™ AI Program Wins IEEE’s Outstanding Clean Technology Award

Roxi, the First Artificial Intelligence Program for Concrete Testing, Helps Reduce Cement Usage on Jobsites OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their SmartRock™ artificial intelligence program, Roxi™, has been recognized by the IEEE Ottawa Section as the winner of their 2020 Outstanding Clean…

Wireless SmartRock™ Concrete Sensors Keep Construction Workers Safe During Pandemic

Giatec IoT-Based Concrete Testing Sensors Encourage Remote Work on Jobsites and Position Construction Companies Well for Recovery OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec, frontrunner in concrete testing technologies, is leading the way in emphasizing safety on construction jobsites during COVID-19 with wireless concrete monitoring sensors, SmartRock™. These award-winning sensors give contractors…

Giatec Ranks No. 66 on the 2020 Growth List

Canadian Business unveils annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Business today ranked Giatec No. 66 on the 32nd annual Growth List, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth List ranks Canadian businesses on…

How to Reduce CO2 Pollution on Construction Sites? Giatec’s SmartRock™ AI Assistant, Roxi™, and SDTC Have the Answer

Roxi, the First Artificial Intelligence Program for Concrete Testing, Helps Reduce Cement Usage with Funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada OTTAWA, Ontario, October 13, 2020 (Newswire) -​​​​​Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their artificial intelligence (AI) program, Roxi, has been trained with the help…

Giatec, Leader in Concrete Testing Technologies, Celebrates 10th Birthday

With mobile apps, sensors, and the first concrete AI, Ottawa-based tech company celebrates 10 years of success. OTTAWA, ON – Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, is excited to be celebrating their 10-year anniversary. Co-founded in 2010 by Dr. Pouria Ghods, CEO, and Dr. Aali Alizadeh, CTO,…

Giatec Expert to Steer Standardizing Corrosion Detection

Andrew Fahim, Head of Research & Development at Giatec, to Lead Development of Corrosion Testing Methods. Ottawa, Canada: Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their head of research and development, Andrew Fahim, M.Sc.E., has been chosen to join the ASTM WK68960 and ASTM G01.11.5:…

Giatec’s SmartRock™ AI Assistant, Roxi™, to Validate Maturity Calibrations

Roxi, the First Artificial Intelligence Program for Concrete Testing, Now Verifies Maturity Calibrations & Mix Proportions OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their artificial intelligence program, Roxi™, has been trained with the ability to detect possible errors in concrete maturity calibrations and…

Giatec’s SmartRock™ Plus Solution Enters the International Market

SmartRock Plus Program for Ready-Mix Producers Now Offered in Sweden Ottawa, Canada: Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their SmartRock™ Plus solution for ready-mix concrete producers is now available internationally. As a value-added solution offered by high-quality ready-mix producers, SmartRock Plus enables contractors to…

Giatec’s SmartRock Sensor Wins Innovation Award by TCA

Wireless Maturity Sensor Honored in Toronto at Best of the Best Award Toronto, Canada: Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technology, is pleased to announce that they have received the “Innovation Award” at the Toronto Construction Association’s (TCA) annual “Best of the Best Awards” for their flagship product,…

Unveiling the World’s Most Advanced Concrete Sensor at WOC

Re-Designed SmartRock Delivers Breakthrough Innovations to Every Jobsite Las Vegas, USA: Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technology, announced today at World of Concrete 2020 that their flagship product, SmartRock™, has been completely re-designed, making it the World’s most powerful concrete sensor on the market. As the first…

CIM Announces Items Available at 2020 Auction at WOC

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program — a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management — announced the following list of items that have been donated for its annual auction at World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled…

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