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.
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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…

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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…

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…

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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.  *For eligible new customers only…

Concrete Pour at PCL Jobsite with SmartRock

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…

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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…

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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. *For eligible…

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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…

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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…

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 Inc. With consistent temperature monitoring in real time, Allam’s team saved 40 percent in cooling materials on the airport project. Through Giatec’s SmartRock concrete sensors and artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology, the company plans to help the industry cut at least…

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 with specifications and relevant standards. Measure carbon as a new performance metric with instant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Implement carbon utilization to create high-performing, low-carbon 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 mandate and our vision are that within three to five years we will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of concrete. We are already seeing these changes with SmartMix. A recent project saved an additional 15,000 pounds of cement, that’s 12,000…

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 behind China and the U.S. A low-carbon economy is the focus of this week’s global summit hosted by President Biden’s administration. With Biden recommitting the U.S. to the Paris climate agreement, the recovery for the COVID-19-impacted economy and the construction…

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. The data comes from embedded wireless sensors developed by Giatec. SmartMix analyzes all the variables for a project’s specifications and creates the best mix to reduce cement use and still meet performance expectations. Cement is the “glue”…

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 potential and challenges of these technologies. ML, data mining key to AI in concrete Much of the convention’s featured session on AI focused on one of its subsets, machine learning, which is the use and development of computer systems that…

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 the field Remote Construction market. the study outlines investment prospects, insights, and current developments on the worldwide Remote Construction market. The major players in the global Remote Construction market also are able to make sound choices and prepare their strategies…

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 cement mortar were assessed. After casting, mortars were immediately cured at a temperature of 23, −5, −10, and −20 °C, up to 56d. The results showed that the lower the curing temperature, the lower the UPV and compressive strength of 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 and chemical additives in their mixes in an effort to cut down on material costs and greenhouse gas emissions. “Our mandate here is (within) three to five years to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of concrete,”…

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 can meet concrete mix specifications set out by a project engineer. They can do this while cutting down on both material costs and CO2 emissions. SmartMix can help address the sustainability issues in the concrete industry that are responsible for…

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. SDTC is an independent federal foundation that funds companies focused on environmental technologies. It was created in 2001 as a not-for-profit foundation. According to the Government of Canada, SDTC-supported companies have generated $2.7 billion in annual revenues, created over 14,600…

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