Andrea Arellano

Andrea Arellano

Andrea Arellano is a Junior Content Creator 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.

Back to Basics: Cement vs Concrete

How many times have you heard people use the words cement and concrete interchangeably? Probably enough for you to wonder if there is a difference at all. While there are some ways in which the terms are related, the answer is simple: concrete and cement are fundamentally different. In this blog we will discuss all you need to know to answer the question: cement vs concrete, are they different?

Revolutionizing Third-Party Concrete Testing with SmartRock® Wireless Sensors

Often, third-party testing agencies face several challenges with standard temperature and strength monitoring systems. Some of these involve relying on multiple wired components and expensive concrete monitoring systems. Subsequently, concrete testing lab facilities require extra time to produce accurate data, and this presents a burden when contractors need this information right away.  Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit How Can Technicians Solve This Challenge?SmartRock is the world’s leading wireless sensor for monitoring concrete curing and hardening. This fully embedded sensor attaches to the rebar using a built-in strap for hassle-free installation. SmartRock sensors measure the temperature development at 15-minute intervals to deliver high-accuracy data. This is advantageous for testing labs because users can make appropriate decisions regarding temperature or strength control during the curing stages of a project.   SmartRock offers: Wireless technology    Rugged and…

Giatec® Releases New Thermal Model Feature Bringing Customers the Next Level in Project Optimization and Cost Efficiency

Giatec is launching a first-of-its-kind simple and accessible Thermal Model feature through their Giatec 360™ platform to better predict concrete temperature in mass concrete elements.   OTTAWA, Ontario – Giatec®, world leader in concrete testing technologies, is officially launching a Thermal Modeling feature on their Giatec 360™ platform to predict the maximum concrete temperature and temperature differential of mass concrete.  Thermal Modeling is a comprehensive solution for engineers, general contractors, and ready-mix producers. The feature allows users with mass concrete elements to experiment with different inputs and produce forecast scenarios outlining the anticipated behavior of the concrete temperature at various depths.  “Central Concrete has been partnering with Giatec for the past few years to develop models that provide project-specific thermal projections, which help us make sure our mixes meet building code thermal requirements,” says Patrick Frawley, Director of Quality Assurance at U.S. Concrete….

Giatec Leads the Way in Reducing Cement Cost, Usage, and CO2 Footprint for the Concrete Industry at Procore Groundbreak 2022

Giatec will be exhibiting their sustainable product ecosystem and presenting the impact of reducing the cement industry’s carbon footprint at this year’s Groundbreak.  OTTAWA, Canada – Giatec®, world leader in concrete testing technologies, will be arriving in force at Procore’s Groundbreak 2022 ready to connect international leaders in sustainable and optimizing construction technology. Groundbreak is a leading North American construction technology conference, bringing together thought leaders in the industry with a diverse array of exhibitions and sessions.   Giatec has also secured the opportunity to present at Groundbreak, following their commitment to building sustainable technology for the concrete industry and speaking their leadership in reducing concrete mix costs to reduce carbon footprint. The presentation, led by Sarah McGuire, Senior Director of Global Business Development, focuses on new and available sustainable tools and technology that are lowering CO2 emissions and the related carbon footprint as companies…

Giatec® Announces COBUILT OY as a New Partner in Scandinavia

Giatec’s newest dealer in Scandinavia, COBUILT OY will bring smart concrete testing technology to Norway, Sweden, and Finland.  OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific Inc., the market leader in revolutionary concrete testing equipment, recently announced its partnership with COBUILT OY in Finland. Under the leadership of Nisse Venho, this new international partner will expand the distribution of innovative products and services for the construction industry throughout Norway, Sweden, and Finland. COBUILT OY brings solutions to new jobsites, and with the help of Giatec, it will introduce SmartRock® Wireless Concrete Sensor to more projects in the region. Giatec’s SmartRock is the world’s leading wireless concrete sensor for temperature and strength monitoring. It is currently used in over 9,000 construction projects across 85 countries worldwide. As the first truly wireless sensor, SmartRock uses a highly accurate ASTM and ACI-approved testing method, allowing faster, safer, and more economical…

Giatec® Launches SmartMix™, an AI-Powered Mix Management Software, at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022

SmartMix will help Giatec customers optimize their concrete mixes while reducing mix cost and cement usage  OTTAWA, Ontario – Giatec®, a leading innovator in sustainable concrete testing solutions, introduces SmartMix™ at NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2022. SmartMix is a mix management, automated mix analytics, and reporting software, enabling producers to optimize their concrete mixes in real time to reduce cement usage and mix cost.  Every year, 20 billion tons (10 billion cubic yards) of concrete is produced globally. This translates to approximately 2 billion tons of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions or 8% of global CO2 pollution. Ready-mix concrete producers design concrete mixes based on limited data and visibility into the quality variations of raw materials and external factors. This leads to overdesigning the concrete mixture by adding excess cement to prevent potential performance issues.  Using Giatec’s proprietary AI algorithm created for concrete testing, and the…

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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