Cierra Decicco

Cierra Decicco

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.
Cierra Decicco

Cierra Decicco

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.

Concrete 3D Printing May Soon Become Standard Practice in Construction

Innovation in the construction industry has taken a whole new turn with the latest advances in 3D-printing technology. If you’re not already familiar with this technology, 3D printing involves a machine that uses concrete as its “ink” to construct buildings from the base up. Layer by layer, the machine extrudes filament (in this case, concrete) and prints a structure based on the design file that was previously sent to the printer. So how does this apply to construction? 3D Printing in Construction A number of companies including Contour Crafting Corporation, CyBe Construction, and Apis Cor have already created, tested, and used 3D printers for construction purposes. Contour Crafting has created a variety of 3D printers, with their latest development being a lightweight machine capable of printing one concrete structure in one day. Due to its light weight, the 3D printer…

Top 10 World Record Breakers in Concrete

This week, we’ve compiled our top 10 record breakers in concrete. From old to new, this list will give you an idea of the best of the best in the world of concrete! 1. Oldest Man-Made Concrete The earliest recordings of concrete structures date back to 6500BC by the Nabataea traders in regions of Syria and Jordan. They created concrete floors, housing structures, and underground cisterns. Contrary to popular belief, the Ancient Romans were not the first to create this innovation and did not implement this until around 500 years later, though they were the first to use the material widespread and at a much larger scale. 2. First Concrete Road Court Avenue in Bellefontaine, Ohio is recorded as the first concrete road in the United States. Built in 1893, George Bartholomew pioneered his own concrete mix and set out to…

Concrete Producers Can Learn Something from the Ancient Romans

How Ancient Roman Concrete Has Survived The Centuries Researchers have found concrete mixes from the Roman Empire prove to be the world’s longest-lasting. Modern concrete recipes are very different from the Roman formula, as modern concrete usually features cement, water, aggregates, and a reinforced steel interior. The History Ancient concrete structures made from volcanic ash, lime, and seawater has lasted around 2,000 years and thus is contributing to the research of durable concrete. The process of course didn’t include steel reinforcements (or rebar), but by packing the concrete mix into wooden forms. The Romans constructed concrete seawalls to form a coastal defense, unaware these structures would continue to strengthen based on the minerals and their natural chemistry. The chemistry between saltwater and volcanic ash creates interlocking minerals which becomes stronger everyday with the waters tide and allows the concrete to…

Benefits to Using Recycled Tires in Concrete

How Recycled Tires Are Used to Reinforce Concrete Although there have been cases of concrete structures lasting centuries (like the Colosseum), concrete produced today will realistically last around up to 50 years depending on the mix design, the reinforcement, the placement, and exposure conditions. The fact is that concrete can last much longer with the proper contents, curing, and balance of materials. What Is The Method of Using Recycled Tires in Concrete? In an effort to improve the durability and resilience of concrete, researchers have attempted to use recycled rubber within concrete mixes. The result of this has been positive, stating this mix can help extend the lifespan of concrete structures, roads and bridges, as well as reduce landfill waste of car tires. How It Works Polymer fibres from rubber tires acts as a binding agent that dramatically reduces the…

3 Ways Telematics Can Improve Construction

In the pursuit of saving time, it becomes difficult when a project is caught up in contracts and agreements, project changes, and the many regulations and procedures that are necessary to complete a project. These problems cause other concerns such as relevant equipment, materials, and foreman required to finish a project on time. Telematics is defined as long-range transmission of data. In this case, telematics uses wireless communication to create data that can be saved and shared for the purpose of site optimization. With the recent developments in wireless sensors, remote data monitoring, and mobile apps, construction companies will be able to track data such as equipment usage per day, the location of each tool, concrete curing level, and even assessing the performance of the equipment. Here are three ways that the telematics technology can improve productivity on construction sites….

Giatec Exhibiting ConcreteWorks 2017

This October, Giatec is pleased to be an exhibitor at NRMCA’s Concrete Works 2017! Concrete Works will be held from Sunday, October 1st to Tuesday, October 3rd in Grapevine, Texas. The convention is an exclusive event for the concrete industry, featuring an exposition hall with top companies in the industry to showcase their latest technologies, products, and services. Giatec will be placed at booth 512, located in the center of the exposition hall. A map of this years floor plan can be found here: Floor Plan Concrete Works 2017 Are you a ready-mix producer? Join us on October 3rd for an in-depth look on how to increase profitability and efficiency by bringing IoT solutions to your job site! Please see below for more information: Title: IoT Solutions for Ready-Mix Producers Speaker: Aali Alizadeh, CEO, Giatec Scientific Inc. When: Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 10-11…

NRMCA’s Concrete Works 2017

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) Concrete Works convention is an exclusive event for the concrete industry! The event features an exposition hall, allowing top companies in the industry to showcase their latest technologies, products, and services, as well as take part in scheduled special activities taking place in the hall. Participate in fun events like the National Mixer Truck Driver Championship, awards dinner, and trivia night hosted by CONCRETEPAC! Concrete Works also joins with the American Concrete Pumping Association’s Education conference, bringing together longstanding NRMCA business meetings, social events, informative educational seminars and keynote presentations. This October, Giatec is excited to be a part of the Concrete Works 2017 convention! We will be featuring our latest concrete testing solution, SmartRock® Plus, a new value-added solution offered to the ready-mix industry. Concrete mixes of the ready-mix producer can be upsold as Smart™ mixes to…

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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