Giatec Scientific

Giatec Scientific

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.

Where to Buy the Best Concrete Thermometer

If you want to evaluate and select from the plethora of concrete temperature thermometers available in the market, this is the right blog for you. Before we dive into suggesting some of the best concrete curing thermometers we have come across, let’s go over a few essential questions. Learn in this blog about the importance of testing for concrete temperature, why it may prevent structural damage, and how opting for the correct concrete thermometer may enhance and simplify your project.   SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Concrete Temperature: Too High or Too Low? The ASTM C1064-86 prescribes that concrete temperature must remain between 80.1oF – 95oF or between 26.7oC – 35oC. However, this can change according to project specifications. If the concrete mix is poured at a higher internal temperature, it runs the risk of encountering several problems. One of those is that your…

Supporting the Local Community Through Quarterly Blood Drives

The holiday season is all about giving. At Giatec we strive to find ways to give back and support the community during the holiday season and throughout the year. Our commitment is to stay active and aware of the needs of the local population while continuously making contributions. For many years, Giatec has provided every employee with paid time off to volunteer in the community. We encourage participation by sharing our experiences during our regular team meetings. Moreover, for the last three years, we fundraised for local organizations including the food bank, CHEO, and Ukrainian refugees. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit In the spirit of helping the community, we began a series of blood drives that engaged our entire team. Blood supply is important for the local…

Concrete Corrosion Repair of Reinforced Structures: Prevention and Methods

The strenuous job of planning a reinforced concrete structure does not end after your project is complete. Concrete structures can be exposed to elements like salt water, CO2 and chloride, which can penetrate the concrete all the way to the steel reinforcement, resulting in corrosion. If corrosion is not properly monitored and managed, the durability of the structure begins to weaken, which has serious safety risks. The risks and rate of corrosion increase the longer a building, bridge, or dam is around, so it is especially important to test and maintain them when needed. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of the repair of reinforced concrete, as well as new methods that can generally contribute to concrete corrosion repair. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Cracks…

Understanding and Monitoring Corrosion in Steel Reinforced Concrete

Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when the steel rebar within reinforced concrete structures rusts. In scientific terms, concrete corrosion is the “destruction of metal by chemical, electrochemical, and electrolytic reactions within its environment.” It typically forms as the concrete ages. In this blog, we will discuss the reasons why steel corrosion in concrete is a problem, how to assess reinforcement corrosion, and NDT devices for concrete corrosion monitoring. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Why Is Concrete Corrosion a Problem?Corrosion is initiated when materials that are harmful to steel, such as CO2 and chloride from de-icing salt, start to penetrate concrete and reach the structure’s steel reinforcement. As an electrochemical reaction, electrons migrate from the anodic zone to the cathodic zone. They release ferrous ions at…

Why Is It Important to Cool Concrete in the Summer?

Summer is a busy time for the construction industry. The warm months present a chance to get a lot done, and avoid the extensive challenges that come with cold weather concreting. However, hot weather concreting can also affect the safety and durability of your structure if you do not take measures for concrete cooling in summer. Since the temperature of your in-situ concrete during hot weather directly affects its strength development, here we share five tips that will help you these summer months. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Why Is Concrete Cooling in Summer Important? ACI defines hot weather concreting as “one or a combination of the following conditions that tends to impair the quality of freshly mixed or hardened concrete by accelerating the rate of moisture loss and rate of cement…

An Essential Guide to Concrete Formwork Removal and Cycling Benefits

Before we delve into the process of its removal, it is essential to understand what “formwork” means in the concrete sphere. As described by Hunker, formwork that is set prior to pour concrete “serves as a frame for the shape of the concrete, holding the poured material in place as it cures.” So why the question of removing formwork? During the conclusion of its curing stage, concrete reaches a desirable level of hardness which ensures its ability to support its own weight, thereby eventually rendering the formwork unnecessary. This level of hardness, measured in MPa or PSI depending on the country is set out in the project specifications by an engineer. In this blog, we will go over all the steps to guide you through the meticulousness of formwork removal, tips for damage prevention, and the benefits of cycling formwork. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit  Step 1: Checking…

Assessing Concrete Corrosion with Non-Destructive Testing Methods (NDT)

Have you ever been driving over a bridge and wondered who is in charge of making sure it is safe? Or how do they test for rust and corrosion? Or maybe you have some knowledge of corrosion testing methods but are not sure of the best assess it. Maybe you do not know what NDT methods are all about. No matter the circumstances, we are here to help. In this blog, learn the importance of corrosion assessment, how to do it, and the differences between destructive and non-destructive concrete testing (NDT). SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Why Is Corrosion Assessment Important? ASTM International defines corrosion as “a chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and…

The History of Concrete

There is no denying that concrete and the technology surrounding it have come a long way since its discovery and development. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to smart sensors for testing concrete temperature, maturity, etc., we have put together a list of notable events and discoveries in the history of concrete. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit History of Concrete: The Evolution6500BC – UAE: 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.3000 BC – Egypt and China: Egyptians used mud mixed with straw to bind dried bricks. They also used gypsum mortars and mortars of lime in the pyramids. The Great Pyramids at Giza used about…

Pouring Concrete in Winter vs. Summer: What Is The Difference?

One of the most important aspects of concrete strength development and ensuring the integrity of a completed structure is the temperature of the concrete pours during the early stages of construction. We are not always lucky enough to experience perfect conditions for concrete pouring and curing. If the temperature is consistently 60°F  (15°C ), it’s likely that you won’t run into trouble, but what happens when you’re faced with more extreme weather conditions? In this blog, we will delve into what is needed when pouring concrete in winter and pouring concrete in summer, as well as the importance of monitoring temperature. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Pouring Concrete in Winter  According to ACI 306: Guide to Cold Weather Concreting, “cold weather” is defined as three or more consecutive days of low temperatures, specifically outdoor temperatures below…

Giatec Award for Best Paper 2022 

We are very excited to announce the launch of our annual sustainability in construction research paper award contest! This is a great opportunity for civil engineers to expose their research and development to a global audience of industry experts. Plus, the winner will receive a monetary award of $1,000 US. The “Giatec Award for Best Paper” is open to civil-engineering professors, students (undergraduate and graduate), and researchers across Canada and the U.S. As a leading innovator in sustainable concrete, Giatec looks to connect academic research and development in sustainable construction with today’s jobsites. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Practicing sustainability in the concrete construction industry is still a challenge and Giatec looks forward to recognizing any valuable contribution to this field. Interested individuals can submit either an expository paper…

Giatec’s Unique Concrete Knowledge Resources

The Giatec Scientific website is a treasure trove of concrete knowledge, ranging from blogs and case studies to podcasts and videos! Find a few of our exclusive resources below: SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Giatec’s Concrete Terminology Search BarNeed a one-stop destination for searching definitions for a plethora of terms related to concrete knowledge? Make sure to check out our concrete terminology search bar! To search for a term related to cement or concrete, just type a word in the search bar. Try rebar, rodding, aggregates, cracking, or curing to start. Giatec’s Construction Revolution PodcastTry an episode or two from Giatec’s very own Construction Revolution podcast! We interview experts and leaders from the construction industry to explore the latest trends, technologies, people, practices, and organizations revolutionizing jobsites. For more…

Engineering Solutions and Technical Support at Giatec

For over a decade, Giatec has leveraged advanced technologies such as: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions to help the construction industry redefine business models and value propositions. We integrate best engineering practices, research, and developments to achieve sustainable infrastructure constructions. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Based on our core values of creativity, passion, and integrity, our engineers and technical support specialists have been at the forefront of excellent construction solutions and best practices. This is in line with our vision to revolutionize the concrete industry through the implementation of smart technologies that monitors concrete properties and analyzes real-time data during concrete design, production, delivery, placement, and in-service.Engineering SupportOur strength lies in our experts who have a robust understanding of the industry and solve engineering problems…

Strength Activity Index and Bulk Resistivity Index Modifications That Differentiate Inert and Reactive Materials

Giatec continues to uphold the value of bridging the gap between academic research and sustainable construction on the jobsite. Every year, we recognize civil engineering students, researchers and faculty across Canada and the U.S. with the Giatec Best Paper Award for Sustainability in Construction. Below is a summary of the 2021 winning paper submitted by Ying Wang and her team, Strength Activity Index and Bulk Resistivity Index Modifications That Differentiate Inert and Reactive Materials in Cement and Concrete Composites. Find how you can join the list of winners and showcase your research to a global audience of industry experts while receiving a monetary award of 1,000 USD here. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Research Background Portland cement is often replaced by supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in concrete to increase sustainability (reducing CO2 emissions due to lower cement…

Choosing the Right Concrete Thermocouple for Your Jobsite

What Is a Concrete Thermocouple? In layman’s terms, a thermocouple is an electric device that measures temperature, essentially making it a type of thermometer. That being said, it is not the kind of thermometer you would use to measure your body temperature when running a fever, or to deduce what the atmospheric weather is today, or as an in-built mechanism within your refrigerators and heaters. So, what exactly sets a concrete thermometer apart?  SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit It takes two metals to form a thermocouple, both of which are wires that are welded, crimped, or twisted together, and the voltage is interpreted to determine the temperature. Heating metal wires causes the electrons within them to move, and once their potential for movement is sensed by a multimeter, this measurement can help us calculate the temperature. To quote Enercorp, “a thermocouple translates temperature energy into an electrical signal”.  Concrete…

The Importance of Monitoring Temperature Differentials in Mass Concrete

Closely monitoring concrete temperatures is critical for ensuring proper strength development of concrete structures and concrete sustainability regardless of their application or size. However, when it comes to mass concrete structures, temperature differentials also need to be considered due to the risk of a large difference between the relatively hot internal temperature and cool surface temperature. If a too-large temperature differential occurs, the surface of mass concrete will start cracking, which is detrimental to its durability and the length of its service life. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit What is Mass Concrete?Mass concrete isn’t defined by any specific measurements. According to the American Concrete Institute (ACI), mass concrete is “any volume of concrete with dimensions large enough to require that measures be taken to cope with generation…

Schmidt / Rebound Hammer vs. The Maturity Method: Which Is Best for Your Concrete?

Schmidt Hammer (or Rebound Hammer) MethodThe concrete rebound hammer test (often referred to as Schmidt Hammer) was invented in 1948 and is still a popular choice to test the compressive strength of concrete. To use this method, the concrete rebound hammer must first be calibrated against a steel test anvil. Once calibrated, a spring release mechanism is used to activate a hammer which impacts a plunger to drive into the surface of the concrete. After impact, the plunger is locked in its retracted position and a rebound number is recorded (the numbers can range from 10-100). For accuracy, testers should record several numbers. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit In order to establish a relationship between the rebound number and the compressive strength of concrete, experts usually use…

How to Monitor Temperature Using a Sensor or Thermocouple for Mass Concrete

In recent years, the development of large concrete structures has become increasingly common due to its many structural benefits. Concrete presents a number of characteristics that improve the sustainability performance of a structure. Not only does it offer advantages regarding sustainability due to its low carbon emission during the construction phase, but it also offers durability, increased structural capacity, resistance to fire and flooding, and optimal sound isolation. This blog will delve into defining concepts, as well as the importance of recording and monitoring the measurements of concrete with sensors or a thermocouple for mass concrete structures. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit What is a Mass Concrete Element?Mass concrete is categorized as any volume of concrete with dimensions large enough to require that measures be taken to…

Giatec Reduces Sensor Calibration Time with Automatic Concrete Mix Detection: The SmartRock Pro Self-Calibrating Sensor

From weather conditions, scheduling issues, or even last-minute changes to your mix order and delivery, since you never know what changes will come your way on the concrete construction site Giatec wanted to update their SmartRock maturity sensor to provide concrete contractors savings. SmartRock Pro is designed to take all fluctuations in stride by self-calibrating to cut costs, save time, and fight construction waste from break tests.   SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit SmartRock® Pro Launch is Here!Watch this video on YouTube Access the full article here.

Optimizing the Planning of Your Mass Concrete Pour with Thermal Modeling, a Feature of the Giatec 360 Platform

Giatec’s Thermal Modeling feature on the Giatec 360 platform was developed to help predict the maximum concrete temperature and temperature differential of mass concrete. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit 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. User-friendly and intuitive, it was built with customers in mind and intended to work independently of SmartRock sensors.Thermal Modeling requires no specialized training.This user-friendly feature can be leveraged by multiple stakeholders to optimize planning, save time, validate important decisions, and more. By specifying concrete pour settings, mix design, and element design, Giatec 360 now offers: Optimized planning…

Giatec Scientific Raises $5M in Funding from BDC Capital’s Cleantech Practice

Giatec Scientific Inc., an Ottawa, Canada-based cleantech company, raised $5M in funding. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit BDC Capital’s Cleantech Practice made the investment.The company intends to use the funds for its expansion into international markets and innovation in CO2-reducing technology, moving the concrete industry toward carbon neutrality.To access the full article, click here.

Giatec Receives $5 Million from BDC Capital’s Cleantech Practice to Bolster Concrete Testing Tech

Ottawa-based Giatec, which provides concrete testing technologies, has secured a $5 million CAD investment from BDC Capital’s Cleantech Practice. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Giatec announced the financing last week, months after HeidelbergCement made a minority investment in the company in May. The funding amount for that investment was not disclosed.In previous funding, Giatec received a cumulative $6.2 million investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) last year. In 2018, Giatec also secured $2.4 million from SDTC and $800,000 in financing from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program.A spokesperson for Giatec told BetaKit that the company has raised $25 million in total funding to date, spanning both private and government funding. They declined to disclose the breakdown of Giatec’s various investors and financing…

BDC Capital invests US$3.7m in Giatec

Canada: Investment bank BDC Capital has invested US $3.7m in concrete testing technologies supplier Giatec. BDC Capital hopes that the investment will further the development of CO2-reducing technology and AI-based concrete testing. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Read the rest of the article here.

The SmartHub 24/7 Concrete Remote Monitoring System

Sync concrete temperature and strength data collected from your SmartRock wireless sensor to your mobile device. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Giatec’s newest generation of their SmartHub remote monitoring device works in conjunction with the company’s SmartRock wireless sensors for accurate concrete temperature, temperature differential, and strength monitoring. With this system, concrete temperature and strength data collected from your SmartRock wireless sensor is automatically synced to your mobile device, eliminating the need for you to be on the jobsite. Giatec says this combined technology can reduce labor costs and speed up a project by days, even weeks. To access the full article, click here.

Next-generation materials testing with new technology

As road owners around the world look for lower-carbon and longer-lasting roads, the list of ingredients that go into a mix design gets ever longer. It could include recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), crumb rubber, warm-mix additives, rejuvenators or polymer modified bitumen (PMB), to name but a few. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Yet, in many markets, the testing regime remains unchanged. “Traditional testing is very popular, but it only allows a ranking of the mix,” explained Andrea Carlessi, product manager at testing equipment specialist CONTROLS. “The big limitation is that it does not allow you to understand the behaviour of the mix, it cannot detect the properties that come from adding these new materials.” To read the full article, click here.

Concrete Contractor’s 2022 Top Products

The Concrete Contractor 2022 Top Products award recognizes the attention the products, tools, and equipment captured from readers of the Concrete Contractor magazine as well as the construction professionals on ForConstructionPros.com. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit The modern concrete industry pushes contractors to work smarter, more productive, and be as efficient as possible. These solutions were designed to not only help overcome the challenges contractors face on a daily basis but do so with innovative ideas and the ingenuity for them to be successful in the years to come. The SmartMix Concrete Optimization & Performance Prediction Dashboard By Giatec Scientific Inc. Giatec’s SmartMix is a web-based dashboard that enables producers to optimize concrete mixes and predict their materials’ performance. With the SmartMix dashboard, producers can adjust the proportions…

It happened in Vegas: Giatec Scientific’s new tech turns heads at Super Bowl of concrete industry trade shows

Organizations: Claridge Homes, Giatec Scientific SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit People: Pouria Ghods Pouria Ghods has never been happier to feel jetlagged. Ghods was a little groggy during his early afternoon interview with Techopia, and for good reason. The co-founder of Ottawa cleantech firm Giatec Scientific had just arrived back on Canadian soil two hours earlier, after catching a red-eye flight home from Las Vegas, where he’d attended the World of Concrete trade show. The World of Concrete is the industry’s equivalent of the Super Bowl – the biggest event of the season, the place where everyone who’s anyone in the concrete business gathers to rub shoulders, show off new products, schmooze with existing customers and woo new ones. Even though only about 25,000 people showed up…

Top Post of 2022: Concrete Sensors: A Technology Still in Its Infancy

Contractors can utilize a concrete sensor to gain inside knowledge of what exactly is happening in their concrete, like a health monitor or a Fitbit stuck inside producing vital readouts of the inner workings of the mix reporting on temperature, and analyzing data to estimate maturity levels. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit The placement of a concrete sensor device is traditionally anchored or tied to the reinforcement in an array providing data back to contractors. This data can then be analyzed, and a few conclusions can be estimated based on the results. Similar to the seemingly uncountable sensors utilized in today’s modern vehicles, the concrete sensor works by detecting data and sending it to a computer for analysis. Where the vehicle sensors grab information on temperature and…

20 Essential Construction Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

Construction podcasts provide the perfect platform for construction workers to stay up to date on industry news and operations. New construction podcasts go live every day, and industry professionals speak on everything from the latest advances in construction technology to career advice for new business owners. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Whether you’re looking for a basic introduction to the industry or need something new to tune into on the job site, our list of the best construction podcasts for 2022 is a great place to find new content. The following podcasts feature working professionals and industry experts to help listeners navigate the latest challenges, technological advancements and opportunities the construction industry has to offer.14. Construction RevolutionAnother podcast focusing on the latest technology and trends in the…

Innovation Happens Here – Sustainable Development Technology Canada – Technologies du Développement Durable Canada

SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit 📍 Based in Ottawa, ON, Giatec | Smart Construction Solutions is revolutionizing the concrete industry by reducing CO2 emissions. Find out more about their origin story!🎓 No surprise, being a tech leader, that the story of Giatec begins with lots and lots of schooling. Co-founders Pouria Ghods and Aali R. Alizadeh both have their Ph.D. and P.Eng. degrees!☕️ In 2010, the idea of starting a company invested in creating concrete testing technologies came to fruition at a Bridgehead Coffee House in Ottawa, Ontario, and Giatec | Smart Construction Solutions was born.🌎 Now, Giatec employs over 70 individuals and their award-winning concrete sensor, SmartRock, is being used around the globe in 80+ countries! With the help of SDTC, they have recently released an AI program, Roxi™ AI, to reduce CO2 emissions resulting from concrete production.Innovation is happening in real places. It starts here 💡

Foreign markets ‘opening up’ for Giatec Scientific after COVID-fuelled lull

A cutting-edge Ottawa cleantech firm hopes millions of dollars in new federal funding will help kickstart its push into foreign markets that stalled amid widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit Giatec Scientific – which makes wireless sensors that measure the quality and consistency of concrete during the construction process – received $5.1 million this week from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, an arm’s-length federal government agency that funds promising cleantech enterprises.The funding announcement was welcome news to Giatec co-founder and CEO Pouria Ghods, who says he’s seeing indications that international customers that clamped down on spending earlier in the pandemic are starting to loosen their pursestrings.“The markets are opening up,” he said this week. “We see that as a good sign of recovery.” Giatec has been…

The SmartHub 24/7 Concrete Remote Monitoring System

Sync concrete temperature and strength data collected from your SmartRock wireless sensor to your mobile device. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit   Giatec’s newest generation of their SmartHub remote monitoring device works in conjunction with the company’s SmartRock wireless sensors for accurate concrete temperature, temperature differential, and strength monitoring. With this system, concrete temperature and strength data collected from your SmartRock wireless sensor is automatically synced to your mobile device, eliminating the need for you to be on the jobsite. Giatec says this combined technology can reduce labor costs and speed up a project by days, even weeks. Access Concrete Data 24/7 in Three Steps: 1. Install the Hub—With a rugged, waterproof design, the SmartHub can withstand any weather conditions. All you have to do is secure the device on your jobsite.  2….

Warm Weather & The Mass Concrete Pour

Challenges with concrete can affect any type of structure built during warm weather conditions. However, additional considerations need to be taken into account for mass concrete elements. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit   Summer can be the busiest time for the construction industry. Not only do the summer months provide the chance to get a lot done, but it also helps you avoid the challenges that come with cold weather concreting, like the freezing of concrete at early stages. However, warm weather concreting places several risks to the strength and durability of your mass concrete pour if adequate measures and calculated precautions are not taken to cool your concrete during the curing process. High ambient temperature, high concrete temperature, low relative humidity, and high wind speed—all of…

Breakthrough Giatec concrete AI tool debuting at ENR FutureTech Virtual Conference

Giatec, a major concrete testing technology maker, is debuting the claimed world’s first concrete artificial intelligence (AI) tool for producers, SmartMix, at Engineering-News Record’s FutureTech virtual conference. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit SmartMix is the first web-based AI tool that allows producers to optimise concrete ingredient proportions, reduce cement usage, and predict the performance of their mixes while still meeting project specifications. Ottawa, Canada-headquartered Giatec believes this tool will lower greenhouse gas emissions resulting from concrete production by 400 million tons annually, the equivalent of taking 110 million cars off the road.Read more in the link above!

Reducing Concrete CO2 Emissions with AI-Based Giatec’s SmartMix Application

A low-carbon economy has become a primary focus in the news, permeating all industries, including construction and the production of concrete. Every year, 20 billion tons (10 billion cubic yards) of concrete are produced globally, making it the number one product created by humans. For every kilogram of cement produced, 0.81 kilograms of CO₂ is emitted. This translates to approximately 2 billion tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions. As the global population and urbanization grows, so does cement production. SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit One of the most essential elements in a concrete mix design is cement. When mixed with water, this ingredient binds the components and allows concrete to set, harden, and gain strength. However, there is one problem with the production of this essential element: it…

Climate Leadership Award Winners Leverage SmartRock®

SmartRock, utilized by Sundt Construction, deep inside of the sustainability award-winning San Diego International Airport Project SmartRock® is #1 and we can prove it! Experience the world’s #1 concrete sensor. Get a Prove-It Kit OTTAWA, Ontario, May 25, 2021 (Newswire.com) – On the day of the Climate Leadership Exchange event hosted by the Climate Leadership Conference, Giatec®, the leader in concrete testing technology and concrete software applications, is proud to highlight award winners of the Climate Leadership Awards recognizing the San Diego International Airport project’s sustainability.In the construction of a three-million-gallon underground stormwater containment reservoir for the San Diego International Airport, Sundt Construction Inc. utilized Giatec’s wireless concrete sensor SmartRock®. Construction professionals around the world are choosing SmartRock to ensure their projects meet sustainability targets through the sensor’s ability to reduce concrete waste by predicting concrete performance and monitoring concrete properties in real…

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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