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.

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. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit For more methods, see our blog detailing seven different ways to test concrete strength!Concrete CoringCoring 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…

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. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit When monitoring concrete temperature, one of the most commonly-used devices is thermocouples, wired sensors also known…

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Cold Weather Concreting

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With Concrete in Cold WeatherAlthough contractors might wish they didn’t have perform tasks like pouring concrete in Winter, construction doesn’t stop when temperatures drop. As concrete temperature fluctuates in response to changing weather conditions, the 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. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 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…

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

Toward the Prediction of Pore Volumes and Freeze-Thaw Performance of Concrete Using Thermodynamic Modelling

Congratulations to the winner of the Giatec Award for Best Paper, Keshav Bharadwaj of Oregon State University! Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Title: Toward the Prediction of Pore Volumes and Freeze-Thaw Performance of Concrete Using Thermodynamic ModellingAuthors: Keshav Bharadwaj, Deborah Glosser, Mehdi Khanzadeh Moradllo, O. Burkan Isgor, W. Jason WeissSynopsisConcrete is a porous material consisting of pores ranging from the nanometer scale up to the millimeter or centimeter scale. Many important properties of concrete are related to its porosity and the volumetric distribution of the pores. For example, historically, empirical models that relate the water-to-cement ratio (w/c) of concrete to achieve a target strength were used, as the w/c is often a surrogate for porosity in simple Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) systems. In modern times, several supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) are used along with…

Role of IoT-Based Technology for Testing Concrete Strength and Temperature

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? You may have heard the phrase but don’t really know what it means. Don’t worry, it is much less complicated than you may think! This article defines the concept very simply as “taking all the things in the world and connecting them to the Internet.” These devices can then send or receive information and act on it. It has been years since the first IoT technologies made an appearance and now they are everywhere, including in the construction industry. Business Insider states that “there will be more than 41 billion IoT devices by 2027, up from about 8 billion in 2019.” Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit IoT is starting to become part of every aspect of the jobsite with the increasing use of GPS, RFID tags, Artificial…

Concrete Maturity vs. Concrete Cylinder Test: Which Method is More Effective?   

When it comes to any construction project that requires the use of concrete, whether it’s a hospital, residential building, road, bridge, or dam, concrete strength testing is an essential step in ensuring the integrity and durability of a structure. Furthermore, whether or not a project will move forward is dependent on those test results, impacting a project’s timeline and budget, as well as a company’s reputation. The ability to gather the most accurate data is of utmost importance to contractors, managers and engineers alike. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The Concrete Cylinder TestThe concrete cylinder test involves casting concrete cylinders on-site before sending them off to a third-party lab for compression testing. This method involves two types of concrete cylinder specimens: Field-cured Standard-cured According to ASTM C31: Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete…

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. You also need to consider its tensile strength, the concrete’s ability to withstand loads that will likely elongate or stretch it. Since concrete naturally has a relatively high compressive strength and low tensile strength, contractors will often apply reinforcement techniques to increase the latter.  Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Concrete structures such as office buildings, parking lots, bridges, and sports stadiums require high tensile strength because, without it, the concrete will struggle under the weight it has to carry due to a lack of flexibility, leading to cracking and weakening of the structure. For example, if a parking lot’s…

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 YouTube, and ten from LinkedIn. These users cover many different facets of the construction industry and will provide you with a variety of knowledge. Lastly, Giatec is also active on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, so be sure to check us out too! Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit TwitterConstructConnxFirst on our list, ConstructConnect is an amazing resource for construction information. Posting multiple times per day, this is a great account to follow for construction and technology news and information.RandyDeutsch, Illinois, USAIn his bio, Randy Deutsch (FAIA) describes himself as an “architect, author, blogger, collaborator, connector, content curator, creator, data-driven designer, educator, facilitator;…

How to Keep Your Concrete Knowledge Up to Date

The internet has an extraordinary amount of knowledge on any topic, including concrete and construction! At the same time, we know that not all of this knowledge is trustworthy. This is why we’ve created a list of our favorite resources that you can use to grow your concrete knowledge. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The Big Concrete AuthoritiesTo start, there are two organizations that always contain trustworthy, important information. These are ASTM International and the American Concrete Institute. ASTM International provides over 12,000 standards for a variety of industries, including construction. When researching a construction product or company, be sure to check which standards they follow, as it can greatly impact your project.The second authority to refer to is the American Concrete Institute (ACI). With 30,000 members in over 120 countries, ACI is a…

How To Assess Corrosion in Concrete with an NDT Method

Have you ever been driving over a bridge and wondered who is in charge of making sure it is safe? Or how they test for rust and corrosion? Or maybe you have some knowledge of testing methods for corrosion, but you still aren’t sure of the best way to assess concrete structures, or what concrete NDT methods are all about. No matter where you are at, this blog will explain why corrosion assessment is important, the different ways to do it, and the differences between destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT). Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Why Corrosion Assessment is ImportantASTM International defines corrosion as “a chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and its properties.” Or, in simpler words, they summarize…

Wood vs. Concrete: The Best Choice for Builders and GCs

Wood and concrete have been used in construction for thousands of years and for good reason. Both materials have properties that make them appealing building materials. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit In this blog, we will tackle the age-old debate between wood and concrete. But before we dive headfirst into this heated debate, there are a few considerations we need to keep in mind.As professionals in construction, we know that you can look at this question from various perspectives, which ultimately affects your interpretation of the advantages and disadvantages listed below. We also recognize the distinction between immediate advantages and long-term benefits. In other words, the benefits that a material provides in the long term may outweigh the drawbacks you experience today. Therefore, you should keep your own priorities in mind as you read…

The Concrete Cube Test Explained

Concrete testing methods differ from place to place and each country has their own specifications that must be followed. While engineers and project managers in America adhere to the American Standard Testing Method (ASTM) C39 / C39M , Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens, those residing in Britain adhere to the standard BS EN 12390, Testing hardened concrete, Compressive strength of test specimens, outlined by the British Standards Institute. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit What is the Concrete Cube Test?Like the cylinder break test, the concrete cube test is performed for the purpose of determining the compressive strength of a concrete element. The cubes used for this test have a dimension of 150 x 150 x 150 mm as long as the largest aggregate does not exceed 20 mm. Generally…

10 Important Things to be Considered in Concrete Maturity Calibration

Make the Most of the Concrete Maturity Method with These Calibration TipsOne of our favorite subjects to write about is concrete maturity. One of—if not the—most important part of using concrete maturity onsite, is the calibration process. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit While concrete maturity is not a new concept in the industry, it is still one that is not fully adopted. More and more engineers are seeing the benefits of using the maturity method in their projects and are accepting that it can be the most reliable way of testing concrete strength if done properly. The method presents many advantages, including the ability to predict when your concrete will reach the required strength, allowing you to optimize your timelines. Here are 10 tips to help you with your concrete maturity calibration and get…

Comparative Analysis and Strength Estimation of Fresh Concrete

Giatec would like to recognize Najeebullah Tareen, Junkyeong Kim, Won-Kyu Kim, and Seunghee Park of Sungkyunkwan University for their incredible research regarding the strength estimation of fresh concrete based on ultrasonic wave propagation and maturity. In their academic research, they used SmartRock® sensors to access data regarding the hydration temperature history. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit AbstractRecently, the early-age strength prediction for RC (reinforced concrete) structures has been an important topic in the construction industry, relating to project-time reduction and structural safety. To address this, numerous destructive and NDTs (non-destructive tests) are applied to monitor the early-age strength development of concrete. This study elaborates on the NDT techniques of ultrasonic wave propagation and concrete maturity for the estimation of compressive strength development. The results of these comparative estimation approaches comprise the concrete maturity method,…

The Lighter Side of Concrete

In 1971, the One Shell Plaza pierced the Texas skyline, breaking the city record for the tallest building. This 52-storey building broke another record as the world’s tallest building made of lightweight concrete. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Today, this record has been surpassed with towers reaching far more impressive heights and standards. Most notably, Renzo Piano’s The Shard, a marvelous 95-floor structure made of lightweight concrete that took only four years to build!Suspended floors have been benefiting from lightweight concrete for years, as it reduces the weight on the structure and increases fire resistance. Because lightweight concrete is typically thinner, it is made of different ingredients from traditional concreteAlthough lightweight concrete costs more to produce, it offers numerous benefits to contractors.What Is Lightweight Concrete?The main difference between lightweight concrete and other types of…

Prevent Corrosion with Concrete Repair

The strenuous job of planning a reinforced concrete structure doesn’t end after your project is complete. Concrete structures can be exposed to elements like salt water, CO2 and chloride, which can penetrate the concrete all the way to the steel reinforcement, resulting in corrosion. If corrosion is not properly monitored and managed, the durability of the structure begins to weaken, which has serious safety risks. The risks and rate of corrosion increases the longer a building, bridge, or dam is around, so it is especially important to test and maintain them when needed. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Cracks in ConcreteA lot of corrosion can go completely unnoticed. Often, if you see corrosion, it is too late for simple repairs, and rebuilding may be necessary. However, sometimes non-structural cracks may appear, which may not…

Electromechanical Behavior of Cementitious Materials for Diagnosing Health of Structures

Congratulations to the winner of the Giatec Award for Best Paper, Mo Li of the University of California, IrvineTitle: Unveiling Electromechanical Behavior of Cementitious Materials for Diagnosing Health of Concrete Structures Authors: Mo Li, Shuai Fan, & Xiaopeng Li Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Synopsis This work elucidated the effects of damage and self-healing on the frequency-dependent electrical response of strain-hardening cementitious materials. Electrical impedance spectroscopy was conducted before material cracking, during single crack opening, sequential formation of multiple microcracks, and subsequent self-healing of the microcracks. The results revealed that the material complex impedance was strongly influenced by crack opening and crack number; both changed during mechanical straining as well as the self-healing process. A new equivalent circuit model was formulated for predicting the frequency-dependent electrical response of the material during damage evolution and…

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 EmissionsGiatec, 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…

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…

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 sectorsThe 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 will be built on Canada’s leadership in growing markets in the low-carbon economy. That is why the government is supporting Canadian innovators in clean technology, as the solutions they create will support well-paying jobs for Canadians and help contribute to the global fight against climate change.Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced investments of $55.1 million in 20 clean technology companies across Canada through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This funding will support small and medium-sized companies that are developing innovative solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lessen the…

International Concrete Abstracts Portal

Title: Numerical Simulation of Internal Relative Humidity of Concrete Exposed to DryingAuthor(s): Sarah De Carufel, Andrew Fahim, Pouria Ghods, and Rouhollah AalizadehPublication: Materials JournalVolume: 117Issue: 6Appears on pages(s): 101-110Keywords: ASTM F2170; concrete drying; concrete relative humidity; finite element modeling; moisture transport; permeability; pore size distribution; resilient flooringDate: 11/1/2020Abstract:This paper presents a model developed to predict the internal relative humidity (RH) of concrete during drying. The model makes use of simplified inputs, including the concrete mixture design and the cement Bogue composition, thus making it accessible to engineers and practitioners. These inputs are used to separately determine the permeability of both liquid and vapor phases, hence solving for moisture transport through an empirical derivation of the (de) sorption isotherm, total porosity, and pore tortuosity. The model is validated using previously published literature data as well as experiments designed specifically for model validation. The model was found successful in predicting…

Lafarge Canada – Roadmap to NetZero Carbon Emissions

Join Robert Cumming, Director of Environment at Lafarge Eastern Canada, as he explains how we plan to build a world that is greener, smarter and that works for all. Learn about our efforts toward a Net Zero future and circular economy.

Virtual Net Zero Construction Conference on Sustainable Concrete

January 28 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pmThe Net Zero Construction Conference brings together the top leaders in sustainable construction to discuss the trends and technologies that are paving the way for a net-zero future.  Schedule11:30am (EST) Opening Remarks11:45am (EST) Sustainable Construction Practices That Pay Off12:45pm (EST) The Drive to Net Zero: Going from “Talking the Talk” to “Walking the Walk” – LaFarge Canada1:10pm (EST) Procore & Power of Platform1:30pm (EST)  Break1:45pm (EST)  Setting the Foundation for our Future Panel2:30pm (EST)  Chair Yoga Break2:45pm (EST) Ready Mix Producer Perspective to Low Carbon Concrete – US Concrete3:05pm (EST)  Top 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint3:35pm (EST) Embracing Sustainable Technology4:30pm (EST)  NetworkingLet’s Chart the Future of Our Industry Together

Canadian Concrete Pumpers 2021 edition

The 2021 issue of the Canadian Concrete Pumpers magazine includes features on Edmonton’s LRT project, wind farm projects that Lafarge is working on in the Canadian Prairies, and more.

How COVID-19 will change the construction industry in 2021: Giatec’s review

Giatec, a global company known for the first wireless concrete testing sensor and artificial intelligence (AI), unveils their predictions for the construction industry in 2021 including a significant increase in the use of labour-saving tools, digital technologies and software, and growth in online learning.Jobsites are trying to adapt and find solutions to the challenges presented by the pandemic since it began in late 2019. It is predicted that the use of new technologies and construction automation software will increase because it will assist in reducing the amount of close contact between individuals onsite and follow health and safety guidelines in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These trends will help offset setbacks resulting from new working conditions and counter construction slowdown. “As construction firms take on the challenge of future proofing beyond 2021, leaders have an opportunity to drive…

Ottawa Business Journal Winter 2021

Ottawa’s tech firms to watchThe companies that will make their mark on the post-pandemic economy. Ottawa’s authoritative source of business news, covering tech, tourism, real estate and other key economic sectors in Canada’s capital.

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 underwriter CNA, judging candidates on three years of performance indicators; a self-assessment checklist of company practices; and, detailed descriptions of safety plans and culture.Among top-performing general contractors, Donley’s also earned an Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for lowest incident rate (160,000-650,000 work hours), joining Sundt Construction Inc., Tempe, Ariz. (> 650,000 work hours) and Quesenberry’s Inc., Big Stone Gap, Va. (> 160,000 work hours). Leading Outstanding Safety Achievement Award recipients among specialty contractors are TAS Commercial Concrete Systems, Houston (< 400,000 work hours); Procon Inc., Rocky Mount, Va. (90,000-400,000 work hours); and, Albanelli…

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 without the need to be in close contact with other workers on the jobsite.Since the global pandemic began in late 2019 construction projects around the world have been decreasing the number of workers onsite, or shutting down altogether, in an effort to reduce contact between individuals and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Project managers are turning to advanced technologies to offset resulting setbacks while continuing to meet the housing, building, and infrastructure needs of the future. This trend, which can be seen in the U.S. and around the world, was highlighted in…

Make the Future – Industry Insights, a new web series featuring engineering alumni

The Faculty of Engineering at uOttawa presents Make the Future Industry Insights, a new web series hosted by Zoya Abou-Jaish, a fourth year Electrical Engineering student. While respecting social distancing, Zoya virtually met with faculty alumni to get a better idea of what’s going on in their industry. She also took this opportunity to ask them questions about their career path since graduation.Thanks to their knowledge and experience, alumni offer precious advice to students and young alumni as part of this web series. They reflect about what they could have done differently if they could go back in time. In conclusion, there are certainly some lessons to be learned from past economic crises.In this episode of the Make the Future Industry Insights web series, Zoya Abou-Jaish, an Electrical Engineering student, meets Aali Alizadeh, Co-Founder, President & CTO at Giatec.Part One:Part…

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 the process of collecting, analyzing, and sharing important data without the need to be in close contact with other workers on the jobsite.Since the global pandemic began in late 2019 construction projects around the world have been decreasing the number of workers onsite, or shutting down altogether, in an effort to reduce contact between individuals and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Project managers are turning to advanced technologies to offset resulting setbacks while continuing to meet the housing, building, and infrastructure needs of the future. This trend, which can be seen in the…

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 the process of collecting, analyzing, and sharing important data without the need to be in close contact with other workers on the job site.Since the global pandemic began in late 2019 construction projects around the world have been decreasing the number of workers onsite, or shutting down altogether, in an effort to reduce contact between individuals and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Project managers are turning to advanced technologies to offset resulting setbacks while continuing to meet the housing, building, and infrastructure needs of the future. This trend, which can be seen…

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 to conduct most of their business.We asked Ted Matson, Vice President of sales and marketing at Brokrete, a real-time order management system for the concrete industry, to get more insights on the industry.Ted brings a holistic perspective, having over 30 years’ experience as a construction manager, plant manager and regional manager before migrating to a marketing and sales role.11:07 How could technology change the industry in terms of efficiency and productivity?Technology brings more transparency with realtime tracking, updates, and data analytics. A foreman or site superintended has more information on their mobile device than…

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 in the age of Google, the Book of Lists contains local business data that cannot be found elsewhere. It provides readers with deep insights into the local economy and lists of the city’s largest companies, organized by sector.Giatec’s feature can be found on page 34!

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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