Ash Rao

Ash Rao

Ash Rao 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. We are bringing long-overdue change to a conservative industry by addressing the current challenges in concrete testing, analysis, design, and production. Learn more about Giatec Scientific Inc Mission and Core Values, or read more about Giatec Scientific's Line of Products.

Giatec places No, 389 on The Globe and Mail’s fourth-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Giatec® is pleased to announce it placed No. 389 on the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Giatec earned its spot with three-year growth of 70%.Founded in 2010, 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 & 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 and reduce concrete’s carbon footprint. With this technology, they have helped the construction industry redefine business models and value propositions by turning concrete testing into a process which speeds up construction, rather than…

Giatec® secures $5M in investment from BDC Capital’s Cleantech Practice

BDC Capital invests in Giatec, a global leading cleantech company, to further CO2-reducing technology and AI-based concrete testing.  OTTAWA, Ontario – Giatec®, a world leader in concrete testing technologies, secured a $5 million investment from BDC Capital’s Cleantech Practice, augmenting the strategic minority investment by HeidelbergCement in May 2022.  BDC Capital’s investment will advance Giatec’s goal in lowering CO2 emissions resulting from concrete production by 400 million tons annually, the equivalent of taking 110 million cars off the road. Every year, 20 billion tons (10 billion cubic yards) of concrete are produced globally. This translates to approximately 2 billion tons of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions or 8% of global CO2 pollution. Using their proprietary concrete testing products combined with their predictive AI-based software, Giatec’s ecosystem can help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%. “Giatec’s advanced suite of wireless concrete sensors, analytics capabilities, and AI-enabled software…

Giatec Introduces Rental Solutions as a New Dealer Partner in Cyprus

Giatec is excited to announce its newest international partnership with Rental Solutions, Cyprus, bringing in a new wave of smart concrete testing technologyOTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific Inc., the market leader in revolutionary concrete testing equipment, recently announced its partnership with Rental Solutions in Cyprus as their newest international partner. Rental Solutions offers high-quality equipment, tools, and machinery to its customers with an ever-growing online list of innovative solutions. As the official agents of Giatec in Cyprus, the combined efforts of these two companies will bring smart technology to the forefront of jobsites.SmartRock is the most widely used wireless concrete sensor, currently being implemented in over 9,000 construction projects across 85 countries worldwide. As the first truly wireless sensor, SmartRock is the leading concrete maturity sensor for accurate monitoring of concrete curing and hardening. Unlike time-consuming and error-prone break tests, or cumbersome…

Giatec® Announces Strategic Partnership with HeidelbergCement, Continuing to Revolutionize the Concrete Industry Through Sensor Technology and AI

HeidelbergCement Invests in Giatec to Accelerate the Industry’s Movement to Sustainable Concrete Technology OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec®, world leader in concrete testing technologies, announced today that HeidelbergCement has made a strategic minority investment in the company. HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions. As they continue to expand their digital offerings with Giatec’s technology, the company aims to create the best-in-class digital experience for its customers. This strategic partnership is centered around the shared vision of moving the concrete industry toward carbon neutrality. Giatec’s products have a high sustainability impact for which the company has received funding from research foundations such as Sustainable Development Technology Canada and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program. The company’s suite of proprietary smart sensors helps concrete producers and construction companies worldwide with accurate monitoring of concrete…

Giatec® Hosts 2nd Net Zero Construction Conference on Sustainable Construction This Week

Virtual Event Brings World’s Leading Sustainable Construction Innovators Together for #N0CC 2022 this Thursday, March 10th, 2022. Giatec® Scientific Inc., world leader in concrete testing technologies, is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Net Zero Construction Conference will be taking place on March 10th, 2022. After a resounding success last year, this year’s event is set to surpass its own record.  This one-day conference will bring together top pioneers and subject matter experts to present innovations that are paving the way for a net-zero future. Leaders like Kiewit, Procore, and PCA will join in a discussion about sustainable construction, concrete, and technology. Topics to be covered include:  Improving Performance of Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructure with Kiewit Engineering Group’s Engineering Manager, Oscar Antommattei.   Mapping The Emergence and Diffusion of GHG Mitigation Policies in The Pavement Sector Through the Lens of Life Cycle Assessment with…

Giatec® Unveils New SmartRock® Long-Range Connectivity Capabilities at World of Concrete

Long-range wireless option makes SmartRock the most versatile wireless concrete sensor in the industry  OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec®, world leader in concrete testing technologies, announced today at World of Concrete 2022, that their award-winning flagship product, SmartRock®, and SmartHub™ now have long-range connectivity capabilities.  This allows users to collect critical concrete data from a signal range increased by over 16-fold.   The addition of long-range wireless connectivity means SmartRock, with its multi-channel capabilities, is now the most versatile wireless concrete sensor in the industry. Users can now collect concrete data directly with a wireless signal range improved from 60 ft (18 m) to 1000 ft (300 m) and access it anywhere in real time on the Giatec 360™ dashboard. SmartRock – Long Range and SmartHub – Long Range are already available in North America. Availability for international markets to be determined. Contact your Giatec…

Giatec® Maintains Robust Supply Chain for SmartRock® Wireless Concrete Sensor Despite Global Chip Shortage

While other companies struggle with suppliers, Giatec has increased SmartRock production to meet their growing customer demand Giatec® Scientific Inc., the world leader in concrete testing technologies, announces that production of SmartRock® has not been affected by the worldwide semiconductor chip shortage due to long-term strategic planning of its supply chain.The effects of the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage have stretched from the tech industry to more than 150 others. Millions of products rely on semiconductors, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made their production unable to meet industry demand. Even industry giants such as Apple Inc. were unimmune and are now looking to slash their projected iPhone 13 production targets for 2021 by 10 million units.As the world is projected to endure the prolonged effects of this shortage through to 2023, these events are expected to soon impact the construction industry, setting jobsites back…

Giatec Scientific Applauds $1.2 Trillion Bill for New Infrastructure Projects

$550 billion commitment to improving U.S. infrastructure augurs increasing demand in the construction industry  OTTAWA, Canada: After months of negotiations, the Biden administration signed into law one of the largest infrastructure bills in U.S. history on November 15, 2021. Of the $1.2 trillion in confirmed funding, $550 billion has been reserved for improving the country’s roads, bridges, airports, waterways, and other major transportation programs. This bill is an important step towards upgrading critical infrastructure and will result in tangible improvements in the lives of Americans while helping boost the country’s economy.  This funding comes on the heels of Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate in April in which the President expressed his commitment to reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHG).   “President Biden’s bill will see a surge in new construction projects and concrete production, driven by a push for improved infrastructure,” said Pouria Ghods, Co-Founder and CEO of Giatec Scientific “However, global concrete production already contributes approximately 2 billion tons of greenhouse gasses every year, so the need for technological solutions to mitigate the increased demand will be at a critical high.”.   Giatec, a global leader in sustainable concrete, has been making great strides in proven solutions toward reducing CO2 emissions from cement production. Using proprietary sensing technology, combined with predictive artificial intelligence (AI) tools, Roxi™ and SmartMix™, Giatec can help concrete…

Giatec® Limits Cement Usage and CO2 Emissions with AI-Powered Tools Roxi™ and SmartMix™

Giatec’s Advanced Artificial Intelligence-Based Programs Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases in the Construction IndustryOTTAWA, Canada: During GreenBiz’s VERGE 2021 climate tech event this week, Giatec®, a leading innovator in sustainable concrete, draws attention to the significant reductions in CO2 emissions from cement production using their artificial intelligence (AI) tools Roxi™ and SmartMix™.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. Using their proprietary sensing technology combined with their predictive AI-based models, Roxi and SmartMix, Giatec can help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%.“Roxi enables a significant reduction to concrete’s CO2 footprint,” states Andrew Fahim, Director, Research & Development at Giatec. “This is evident when comparing Giatec’s data for mixtures produced in the US, Canada, and European markets and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) benchmark versus algorithmic suggestions for mixtures to meet the same compressive strength classes as those in the NRMCA benchmark.”Ready-mix concrete producers design concrete mixes based on limited data and visibility into the quality variations of raw…

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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