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.
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.

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?  It takes two metals to form a thermocouple, both of which are wires that are welded, crimped, or twisted together, and 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…

The Importance of Monitoring Temperature Differentials in Mass Concrete

Closely monitoring concrete temperatures is critical for ensuring proper strength development of concrete structures, 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. 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 of heat from hydration of the cement and attendant volume change to minimize cracking.” Some examples of mass concrete include…

Rebound Hammer vs. The Maturity Method: Which Should You Choose?

Schmidt/Rebound Hammer Method The 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, several numbers must be recorded. In order to establish a relationship between the rebound number and the compressive strength of concrete, the following two methods are often used: ACI 228.1: In Place Methods to Estimate Concrete Strength, or BS EN 13791:2019: Assessment of In-Situ…

The Best Concrete Thermometers in 2021

You’ve arrived at this blog post because you’re interested in evaluating and selecting from the plethora of concrete testing thermometers available in the market. Before we dive into suggesting some of the best thermometers we’ve come across, it is essential to address the importance of testing for concrete temperature, why doing so may prevent risks such as structural damage, and how opting for the correct thermometer may enhance and simplify your concrete project.   Concrete Temperature: Too High or Too Low?  The ASTM C1064-86 prescribes that the concrete temperature must remain between 80.1oF and 95oF or between 26.7oC and 35oC but can be altered 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 which is that your concrete could crack due to quick and premature evaporation.   Alternatively, if the concrete mix is poured at a temperature lower than 25oF, the concrete could freeze. This could result in multiple types of problems, one of which includes the concrete becoming severely brittle.   As you can see, if…

An Essential Guide to Concrete Formwork Removal

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 pouring 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.   While formwork removal can be a laborious task, we have laid out a step-by-step plan that will guide you through a meticulous but vital procedure:  Step 1: Checking the concrete  To ensure a firm surface, make sure to confirm that the concrete is cured, in that it is hard and dry to adequate…

Pouring Concrete in Winter vs. Summer: What’s 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’re 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?  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 40°F (4°C) and air temperature below 50°F (10°C) for more than any 12-hour period.  The water present in concrete causes it to harden through a chemical process called hydration. During this process, the chemicals in the concrete react with water to bind the mixture together. The problem…

How to Cool Concrete in the Summer, and Why it’s Important

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, those exceptionally hot summer days can also affect the safety and durability of your structure if you do not take measures to cool your concrete when hot weather concreting. Monitoring the temperature of your in-situ concrete during hot weather is very important, as it directly affects strength development. 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 hydration, or otherwise causing detrimental results: high ambient temperature; high concrete temperature; low relative humidity; and high wind speed.” Why Concrete Cooling is Important…

Concrete Temperature Monitoring in Mass Concrete

Why It’s Important and How It’s Done 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 and increased structural capacity, as well as resistance to fire and flooding, and optimal sound isolation. The most important factor when it comes to mass concrete elements is temperature monitoring. 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 cope with generation of heat hydration of the cement and attendant volume changes to minimize cracking. When it comes to large…

Concrete Setting: What it is, Why it’s Important and How to Test It

According to ASTM C125 – 20: Standard Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, concrete setting is “the process, due to chemical reactions, occurring after the addition of mixing water, that results in a gradual development of rigidity of a cementitious mixture.”   In other words, the concrete undergoes a process called hydration, in which the major compounds in cement form chemical bonds with water molecules. Hydration causes concrete to harden and become durable enough for its intended use. The setting period begins when the concrete is placed and continues until it has developed the desired properties.   Depending on the specific application for which the concrete will be used, it should have a relative humidity of more than 80% and a temperature of more than 10°C (50°F) for 3 to 14 days. This can be tested using a concrete setting sensor. Concrete…

Maintaining Concrete Curing Temperature Onsite: Curing Boxes VS. The Maturity Method

Concrete curing temperature is undoubtedly a critical part of construction. According to a report by ACI Committee 308, the American Concrete Institute defines “curing” as “the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time.” This process can be negatively impacted if freshly placed concrete is exposed to temperatures that are too high or too low. The beginning stages of the process is essential to the success of the project, as curing directly influences the quality of your overall structure. Strength gain during this early stage is rapid, but will slow the longer the concrete cures. A proper cure has the following benefits for your completed structure:   Increased durability and strength,  Water tightness,  Resistance to abrasion,  Better volume stability, and   Resistance to freezing and thawing.  Click here to learn more about concrete curing!  Using Concrete Cylinders to…

SmartRock 2 VS. SmartRock 3: What’s the Difference Between these Concrete Sensors?

By now, you might have noticed that we recently released a newly re-engineered version of our leading concrete sensor. This flagship product, SmartRock®, was introduced to the market back in 2015. In September of 2020, we were thrilled to release the third generation. The purpose of this blog is to guide you through the differences between the second and third generation of the SmartRock sensor. Usually, we refer to our product simply as SmartRock, but to help us compare, we will be referring to the second generation as SmartRock 2, and the third as SmartRock 3.   First, some background. Giatec developed SmartRock with the purpose of revolutionizing the concrete industry. The construction industry is slow to adopt new technology, yet outdated methods increase costs and timelines. Today, cylinder concrete break tests are the most widely used compressive strength standard for…

Building Clean Energy: Mass Concrete Temperature Monitoring with SmartRock®

As global initiatives to go carbon-neutral continue to push the demand for sustainable and renewable energy sources, many are looking to wind farms as a green solution to energy needs. Wind power has been used as an energy source for centuries – from windmills grinding grain to sailboats traversing bodies of water. However, as more and more of the world depends on electricity to function, wind is now being harnessed as a source of electricity.   Wind turbines, usually grouped into “wind farms”, operate by converting kinetic energy from the air into electricity. This electricity can be used locally or directed into the power grid to fulfill more remote electric needs. Because wind farms require no fuel and create no pollution, they are becoming increasingly popular as an environmentally-friendly way to produce electricity.   How Are Wind Farms Built?  A wind turbine is composed of a tall tower with a nacelle and rotors at the top. The nacelle is a…

Dallas Bridge Margaret McDermott Eliminates Testing to Save Money

Photo by Art Davis, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons  The Margaret McDermott Dallas Bridge over the Trinity River in Dallas, Texas was intended to replace the I-30 bridge built in the late 50s to early 60s. The bridge cost over $100 million to build and features a design resembling a suspension bridge. The part of the bridge designed for pedestrians and cyclists was supposed to open in 2017, but it remains closed. Now, it is going to take two more years and $7 million dollars more before pedestrians will be allowed to use the bridge.   Why did this disastrous result happen? The simple answer is a lack of bridge testing. In order to lower costs, the hike and bike bridges used value engineering to cut costs by $3 million. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, value engineering is “the process…

Wired vs. Wireless Concrete Temperature and Strength Sensors

Since the commercialization of the maturity method, there have been important advancements in monitoring and computing technologies such as a simple thermocouple for concrete, wireless sensors, manual data entry, cloud sharing systems, and more. When deciding between wired or wireless loggers to measure the temperature and strength of your in-situ concrete, it is important to take into account the type of data you’re collecting, the ease of collecting data, and on-site handling of the sensors. What Is Concrete Temperature Monitoring? One of the most important steps in the construction of a concrete structure is monitoring the temperature of your slab after placement to ensure proper curing of the in-situ concrete. This is especially true during extreme weather conditions when the mixing and curing of concrete are subject to different environmental elements. If freshly poured concrete is exposed to temperatures that…

Coring vs. Maturity? What’s the Best Way to Test Concrete Strength?

The quality of your concrete directly depends on proper curing and accurate strength tests. While there are several different methods used to test concrete strength, not all of them are equally efficient. Below, we compare two methods of strength testing: concrete coring and concrete maturity. For more methods, see our blog detailing seven different ways to test concrete strength! Concrete Coring Coring is the process of drilling and extracting cylinders of concrete for testing. These samples are then mechanically compressed to determine the strength of the in-place concrete. These cylindrical samples are intended to be representative of the concrete as a whole, and are generally used to verify or disprove low strength results obtained through other means of testing, such as field-cured cylinders. The cored cylinders allow for an analysis of the concrete’s: Compressive strength, Splitting tensile strength, and Depth…

Monitoring Concrete Temperature With Wireless Sensors

Monitoring the temperature of your pour after placement is one of the most important steps in the construction of a concrete structure. That is why ensuring optimal curing conditions for your element is critical, especially during extreme weather conditions. The hydration process (the chemical reaction between hydraulic cement and water) can be drastically impacted if freshly placed concrete is exposed to temperatures that are too high or too low, compromising the strength development of a mix design. Furthermore, if temperature differentials are too high, thermal cracking can occur. By closely monitoring temperature variances in your concrete element during curing you will ensure that the strength, quality, and durability of your structure is acceptable. When monitoring concrete temperature, one of the most commonly-used devices is thermocouples or wired sensors. The end of the thermocouple is placed at a specific location prior…

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Cold Weather Concreting

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With Concrete in Cold Weather Although contractors might wish they didn’t have perform tasks like pouring concrete in Winter, construction doesn’t stop when temperatures drop. As temperatures fluctuate, concrete is subject to different curing conditions resulting in sporadic strength gain. Contractors must prepare long before the weather changes to adequately protect fresh concrete. Having the right equipment ready to use at the jobsite, such as tarps and blankets, can help avoid unnecessary delays and unsafe concrete development. In the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 306: Guide to Cold Weather Concreting “cold weather” is defined as three or more consecutive days of low temperatures, specifically outdoor temperatures below 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and air temperatures below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) for more than any 12-hour period. Cold weather can not only slow…

The Limitations of the Concrete Maturity Method

As a company that develops and produces concrete testing equipment, we can’t stress how important it is to properly test concrete with reliable equipment. In the last decade, we’ve seen the arrival of real-time sensors that make it easier than ever to gather data and put it to good use. As maturity becomes more and more popular on jobsites around the world, we thought we would shed some light on what the concept of concrete maturity is and what its limitations are.  What Is the Maturity Concept of Concrete?  As stated in ASTM C1074: Standard Practice for Estimating Concrete Strength by the Maturity Method, the maturity concept of concrete can be used to “estimate the in-place strength of concrete to allow the start of critical construction activities such as: (1) removal of formwork and reshoring; (2) post-tensioning of tendons; (3)…

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. 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. 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 emits CO₂. Read more in the link above!

Climate Leadership Award Winners Leverage SmartRock®

SmartRock, utilized by Sundt Construction, deep inside of the sustainability award-winning San Diego International Airport Project 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 time. “Giatec has one of the best products out there,” says Dinesh Allam, Project Manager, Sundt Construction…

4 Tech Innovations to Boost Productivity at Concrete Plants

In the past few years, rising costs have pushed concrete producers to seek out ways to create efficiencies and digitize manual tasks and processes. The challenges created by the pandemic — maintaining safe workplaces and reducing physical touchpoints — have accelerated attempts to transform operations with technology. In a recent cross-industry roundtable, Ryan Cialdella, VP of Innovation and Market Development at Ozinga Ready Mix, moderated a discussion with technology experts from Command Alkon, Giatec, Climate Earth, and CarbonCure. Each of these companies has developed solutions that make it easier for concrete producers to create efficiencies, boost productivity, drive more profits in their business, and meet sustainability mandates with low-carbon concrete.  This blog post summarizes four solutions discussed on the call that can: Improve cubic yards/metres per man-hour and increase driver utilization through dispatch optimization. Automate the testing of fresh and hardened concrete…

Concrete International

DESCRIPTION Concrete International is the magazine of the concrete community, published monthly by ACI. CI’s circulation is concentrated among professionals in the concrete field – the engineers, architects, contractors, manufacturers, researchers, and technicians largely responsible for the advancement of concrete technology and practice. These professionals collaborate in preparing ACI Codes, Standards, and Guides that define the essential requirements for all types of concrete structures.

Giatec to Help Reduce Concrete Emissions

Giatec has unveiled an artificial intelligence (AI) programme, which it believes can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the concrete industry by up to 20%.  The strategy is based on a new AI tool to cut at least  400 million tonnes annually of GHG emissions. The construction Internet of Things company says 20 billion tonnes of concrete is produced globally every year, which translates to approximately 2 billion tonnes of GHG emissions.  The SmartMix programme was realised after three years and more than $3 million in research efforts. Giatec describes it as the “world’s first web-based AI programme that applies millions of data points worldwide – the richest concrete dataset assembled”. The data comes from Giatec’s embedded wireless sensors. SmartMix analyses all the variables for a project’s specifications and creates the best mix to reduce cement use. Giatec co-founder Pouria Ghods says: “Our…

Giatec Aims to Reduce 400 Million Tons of GHG with AI

Along with the extended development of the Giatec SmartMix AI program, the company also plans to planting one tree for every product order shipped worldwide to offset the impact of GHG emissions. Giatec’s strategy to cut at least an annual 400 million tons of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) is based on the company’s SmartMix web-based artificial intelligence (AI) program.  Every year, 20 billion tons (10 billion cubic yards) of concrete is produced globally, making it the number one product created by humans. This translates to approximately 2 billion tons of GHG emissions. Removing 400 million tons of GHG roughly equals to taking 100 million cars off the road. Nearly a pound of CO2 is produced for every pound of cement made—accounting for approximately 8% of global GHG emissions. If the industry were a country, it would rank as the third-largest contributor of…

New AI to Reduce GHG Emissions in Concrete Industry

On the verge of a global summit aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHG), Giatec, an innovator for building more sustainable concrete, announced a strategy based on a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool to cut at least 400 million tons annually of GHG emissions, the equivalent of taking 110 million cars off the road. Every year, 20 billion tons (10 billion cubic yards) of concrete is produced globally, making it the number one product created by humans. This translates to approximately two billion tons of GHG emissions. Giatec believes its strategy can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20% by getting the construction industry to accept new ways to design concrete mixes. After three years and well over $3 million in research efforts, Giatec launched SmartMix, the world’s first web-based AI program that applies millions of data points worldwide: the richest…

Concrete convention showcases latest research on AI, 3D printing

The architecture, engineering and construction industry is well-versed in the concrete design principles needed to optimize productivity. However, the advanced technologies that could take that productivity to the next level are less mature. Structural engineering researchers have explored machine learning applications in the field for decades. But only within the past five years has the community of researchers and practitioners begun to seriously explore ways in which machine learning can improve the efficiency and accuracy of specific tasks or solve previously intractable problems, says Henry Burton, an associate professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. The same can be said for concrete 3D printing, which has the potential to transform the industry through customized structural shapes, reduced formwork and lower construction time and cost. The American Concrete Institute’s 2021 Virtual Concrete Convention offered a peek inside the latest research into the…

Global Remote Construction Market – Top 10 Key players in 2021 |Autodesk Inc, Hitachi Ltd, Oracle Corporation, Giatec Scientific, Inc

Remote Construction Market Business Strategies, Acquisitions and Mergers, Revenue, Share, Region, and Global Forecast 2021-2027 Infinity Business Insights has introduced a new comprehensive update on the global Remote Construction Market to its extensive repository. This global research study offers a thorough overview of the key industry, including key factors including such as strengths, constraints, and possibilities. This global revolutionary study provides insights into recent events or technologies. In order to get a deeper understanding of the global Remote Construction Industry. Major industry Players: Autodesk Inc, Hitachi Ltd, Oracle Corporation, Giatec Scientific, Inc, Caterpillar Inc, and Trimble Inc, Get Informative Sample Copy @ Click here. REPORT SCOPE: In addition, the Remote Construction report contains industry sales by region and region. The report’s researchers have also shed light on the different market strategies used by players. The report involves extensive information on the leading competitors in…

One-part alkali-activated blast furnace slag for sustainable construction at subzero temperatures

Highlights OP cement and one-part alkali-activated blast furnace slag (AAS) mortars were compared. Effects of subzero temperatures on hardened-state properties were determined. One-part AAS mortar gained a higher compressive strength. Compressive strength retrieval in AAS mortar after converting it to room temperature. Construction season in cold areas could be extended by using one-part AAS materials. Abstract The construction season is limited in northern countries due to the severe cold weather conditions and their detrimental impacts on concrete quality. Thus, there are excessive expenses required annually for insulation and energy-intensive heating systems for cold-weather concreting. This experimental study aimed to investigate the potential of using high-strength one-part alkali-activated blast furnace slag (AAS) in cold weather without the need for supplementary heating systems. Therefore, the impacts of different subzero curing temperatures on the hardened properties of one-part AAS mortar in comparison with…

Giatec’s AI-Based SmartMix Application Improves Concrete MIX Performance, Reduces Emissions

Giatec has announced that their artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, Roxi, is now incorporated in SmartMix, a new web-based dashboard that enables producers to optimize concrete materials and predict the performance of their mixes. “The SmartMix platform has helped us communicate with our customers and provide transparency. We can give them better insights into when our mixes will achieve a specified early-age strength to help them with their construction schedule,” says Patrick Frawley, P.E., Director of Quality Assurance, Central Concrete. With the SmartMix dashboard, producers can adjust the proportions of their concrete mixes, such as the use of chemical admixtures and amount of cement. With millions of datapoints used to train the AI algorithm, the program’s suggestions ensure that these adjustments will meet a mix’s designed compressive strength and other performance criteria.

Giatec Scientific Warming to the Challenge of Building a Greener Concrete Industry

Pouria Ghods and his colleagues at Giatec Scientific aren’t just paying lip service to fighting climate change ​– they have a concrete plan of action. One of Ottawa’s hottest tech startups, Giatec specializes in developing wireless sensors that measure the quality and consistency of concrete during the construction process and beyond. Founded just over a decade ago, the company has evolved into a global leader in its field. Giatec appeared on OBJ’s list of fastest-growing companies three years ago, and last fall it finished in the top 100 on Canadian Business magazine’s prestigious Growth List with five-year revenue growth of nearly 1,400 per cent. Now, the engineering whizzes at Giatec have turned their attention to tackling one of the planet’s most pressing problems: global warming.  They’ve created a new web-based dashboard called SmartMix that uses AI algorithms to help concrete producers calculate the…

Giatec’s AI-Based SmartMix Application Provides Concrete Producers Transparency

SmartMix Online Dashboard Equips Producers with a Comprehensive Platform that Improves Concrete Mix Performance and Reduces CO2 Emissions 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 to optimize concrete materials and predict the performance of their mixes. “The SmartMix platform has helped us communicate with our customers and provide transparency. We can give them better insights into when our mixes will achieve a specified early-age strength to help them with their construction schedule,” says Patrick Frawley, P.E., Director of Quality Assurance, Central Concrete.

Optimize the Performance of Your Concrete Mix with the Web-based SmartMix App Dashboard

Giatec’s SmartMix is a web-based dashboard that enables producers to optimize concrete materials and predict the performance of their mixes.  “The SmartMix platform has helped us communicate with our customers and provide transparency. We can give them better insights into when our mixes will achieve a specified early-age strength to help them with their construction schedule,” says Patrick Frawley, P.E., Director of Quality Assurance, Central Concrete. Giatec Scientific Inc.With the SmartMix dashboard, producers can adjust the proportions of their concrete mixes, such as the use of chemical admixtures and amount of cement. With millions of datapoints used to train Roxi, Giatec’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, the program’s suggestions ensure that these adjustments will meet a mix’s designed compressive strength and other performance criteria.

Giatec’s New AI-Based SmartMix Application

Giatec is a world leader in concrete testing technologies. Giatec SmartMix now incorporates their artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, Roxi.  This is a new online dashboard that enables producers to optimize concrete materials and predict the performance of their mixes. “The SmartMix platform has helped us communicate with our customers and provide transparency. We can give them better insights into when our mixes will achieve a specified early-age strength to help them with their construction schedule.” Says Patrick Frawley, P.E., Director of Quality Assurance, Central Concrete. With the SmartMix dashboard, producers can adjust the proportions of their concrete mixes, such as the use of chemical admixtures and amount of cement. With millions of datapoints used to train the AI algorithm, the program’s suggestions ensure that these adjustments will meet a mix’s designed compressive strength and other performance criteria. “This means that a producer…

Federal Government Invests $55.1 Million in 20 Cleantech Companies

The Government of Canada today announced an investment of $55.1 million to be distributed among 20 cleantech companies from across Canada. The funding comes from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and is meant to support small and medium-sized companies that are developing solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lessen the environmental impacts of conventional mining methods and support sustainable agricultural practices. Recipients of the funding include startups in the cleantech and agtech sectors. The more than $55 million is part of the federal government’s climate protection plan, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in December. As part of this, $750 million was allotted to re-capitalize SDTC over the next five years, with part of the goal being to help Canadian entrepreneurs commercialize clean technologies. The government noted the investment was the single largest it had ever made in SDTC….

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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