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.
SmartRcok vs Conventional Methods

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…

SmartRock Sensor and Mobile App

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…

Embedded SmartRock Sensor and Mobile App

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…

Worker Pouring Concrete

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…

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 to work in cold weather, construction doesn’t stop when temperatures drop. As temperatures fluctuate, concrete is subject to…

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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…

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What is Post-Tensioning and How Does it Affect Concrete Strength?

Understanding Compressive Strength vs Tensile Strength   Ensuring your concrete is durable and stable isn’t just about achieving an acceptable level of compressive strength, which is the concrete’s ability to withstand loads that crush or squeeze it….

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The Top 25 Concrete Influencers to Follow in 2020

As social media platforms continue to grow, it can be overwhelming to decide who to follow. That is why we created this list of our favorite concrete influencers, five from Twitter, five from Instagram, five from…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Clean Technology Innovations

More than $55 million to support R&D on clean solutions in the energy, agricultural and resources sectors The Government of Canada is making investments that will lay the groundwork for a stronger, greener and more resilient economy, which will create opportunities for all Canadians. A strong economic recovery…

Organizations – December 2020

The American Society of Concrete Contractors has named Cleveland general contractor Donley’s Inc. and Davidson, N.C. specialty contractor Wayne Brothers Inc. as W. Burr Bennett Award for Safety Excellence recipients, based on 2019 metrics. The ASCC Safety & Risk Management Council presents the honor in partnership with major…

The Role Wireless Concrete Sensors Can Play During the Pandemic

Giatec is emphasizing safety on construction jobsites during COVID-19 with wireless concrete monitoring sensors, SmartRock. These award-winning sensors give contractors access to a comprehensive analysis of their concrete’s performance directly on their mobile devices. This speeds up and enhances the process of collecting, analyzing, and sharing important data…

Giatec’s SmartRock to Improve Safety on Construction Jobsites

Giatec, frontrunner in concrete testing technologies, is leading the way in emphasizing safety on construction jobsites during COVID-19 with wireless concrete monitoring sensors, SmartRock. These award-winning sensors give contractors access to a comprehensive analysis of their concrete’s performance directly on their mobile devices. This speeds up and enhances…

Wireless SmartRock™ Concrete Sensors Keep Construction Workers Safe During Pandemic

Giatec, frontrunner in concrete testing technologies, is leading the way in emphasizing safety on construction jobsites during COVID-19 with wireless concrete monitoring sensors, SmartRock. These award-winning sensors give contractors access to a comprehensive analysis of their concrete’s performance directly on their mobile devices. This speeds up and enhances…

Technology in Construction and Why the Industry Is Still Lagging

As technology advances, more industries are turning to ecommerce, automation and digital collaboration. Yet, the construction industry is still lagging behind. Despite the transition to mobile devices, digital data and realtime blueprints, many construction companies, vendors and suppliers are still using white boards, excel sheets and the phone…

Book of Lists 2021 – Ottawa Business Journal

The Ottawa Business Journal officially launched the 2021 edition of The Book of Lists Tuesday with a virtual event featuring interviews with several local business leaders sharing their industry insights and forecasts for the year ahead. The interviews build on the data contained within the Book of Lists. Even…

Maturity Monitoring in 2020 – the Benefits of Sensor Technology for Compressive Strength

Sarah McGuire of Giatec Scientific presents a look at the advancement, use, and benefits of wireless technology in maturity meter testing for the evaluation of concrete strength in Indiana and in the international concrete construction community. Concrete strength is one of the most important parameters specified by structural…

Newly Re-Engineered Concrete Sensor Launches with Dual-Temperature Functionality – Concrete Plant International

Giatec, a world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their flagship product, SmartRock has been redesigned. The re-engineered product now has dual temperature monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications. SmartRock is a wireless sensor for monitoring the curing and hardening of concrete. The sensor is fully…

Giatec Shortlisted for IoT Global Awards

OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific Inc., market leader in innovative concrete testing technologies, has been shortlisted for the 2020 IoT Global Awards. Nominated for AI supported and IoT-based wireless concrete sensor technology, Giatec is among the top twelve industry & construction IoT innovators worldwide for 2020. Giatec is revolutionizing…

Giatec Welcomes their First Partner in Alberta, RMC Group

Giatec Announces its Newest SmartRock™ Plus Partner, the RMC Group   OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with the RMC Group. With over 60 years of experience and three locations across Canada, RMC Group delivers, pumps, and places…

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