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 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. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo 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 or a previously published article that relates…

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: Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo 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 concrete knowledge in basic and advanced topics…

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. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo 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 using the most modern research and technological…

Differentiating Inert and Reactive Pozzolanic Materials using Bulk Resistivity

Research Background Portland cement is often replaced by supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in concrete to increase sustainability (reducing CO2 emissions due to lower cement contents) and durability (mitigation of alkali-silica reaction, reduced sulfate attack, and reduced chloride penetration). Fly ash and natural pozzolans are specified using ASTM C618/AASHTO M295, and an important part of this specification is the strength activity index test (SAI), which dictates that a mortar mixture with 20% SCM replacement should reach at least 75% strength of the control mixture at either 7- or 28-days. The SAI is a potentially flawed test as inert materials are known to be able to pass the test. The early testing age, low SCM replacement level, variable water-to-cementitious materials ratio, and low strength requirements relative to the control mix, all contribute to the inability of the test to successfully distinguish inert and reactive materials. With the continuing limitations in the availability of conventional fly ashes, it is critical that specifications and their proposed test methods accurately quantify pozzolan quality and enable use of natural pozzolans and unconventional fly ashes capable of creating concrete that is…

Choosing the Right Concrete Thermocouple for Your Jobsite

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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 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 thermocouples are used in the construction industry because…

The Importance of Monitoring Temperature Differentials in Mass Concrete

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Click the buttons above to download our SmartRock app from Google Play or the Apple App Store!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.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…

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

Schmidt/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, several numbers must be recorded. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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…

Where to Buy the Best Concrete Thermometers

You have arrived at this blog post because you are interested in evaluating and selecting from the plethora of concrete thermometers available in the market. Before we dive into suggesting some of the best 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 thermometer may enhance and simplify your project.   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo 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 concrete could crack due to quick and premature evaporation. Alternatively, pouring the concrete mix at a temperature lower than 25oF…

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”.   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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,…

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.  Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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…

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.” Get Your First SmartRock Concrete…

Concrete Temperature Monitoring in Mass Concrete

Why It’s Important and How It’s DoneIn 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 recording concrete monitoring. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo 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 cope with generation of heat hydration of the cement and…

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.”   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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…

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:   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Increased durability and strength,  Water tightness,  Resistance to abrasion,  Better volume stability, and   Resistance to freezing and thawing.  Click…

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.   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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…

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.   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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…

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

📍 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 💡

The SmartHub 24/7 Concrete Remote Monitoring System

Sync concrete temperature and strength data collected from your SmartRock wireless sensor to your mobile device.   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. Open the SmartRock App—On the tablet provided, open your SmartRock app and sign in with the Hub user…

Hot Weather & The Mass Concrete Pour

Challenges with concrete can affect any type of structure built during hot weather conditions. However, additional considerations need to be taken into account for mass concrete elements.   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, hot 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 these are factors that could affect the quality of freshly mixed or hardened concrete which according to ACI…

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

Giatec Scientific co-founders Rouhollah Alizadeh (left) and Pouria Ghods. 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.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 among the country’s fastest-growing cleantech firms in recent years, landing…

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 ProjectOTTAWA, 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 Inc. With consistent…

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 to ensure compliance…

Concrete International

DESCRIPTIONConcrete 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 mandate and our vision are that…

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 GHG…

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 dataset assembled….

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 2021-2027Infinity 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 the field Remote Construction market. the…

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. AbstractThe 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 cement…

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 ideal amount of cement…

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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