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.

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…

Concrete Temperature Monitoring in Cold Weather for Jobsite Optimization

Optimizing Jobsite Workflow in Cold TemperaturesFor many construction companies it is approaching the time of the year when dropping temperatures play a massive role in your workers day to day operations, especially where concrete is involved. To avoid compromising concrete production and placement, specific procedures need to be followed to ensure strength development. Concrete gains strength more slowly in colder temperatures. For this reason, accurate and consistent temperature monitoring of your in-situ slab is important so that the quality of your structure is optimal. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit What is Cold-Weather Concreting?“Cold weather concreting” is defined by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 306: Guide to Cold Weather Concreting as the procedures relating to the placing, finishing, curing, and protection of concrete during cold weather. Monitoring temperature and meeting cold weather specifications is especially…

Understanding the Process of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when the steel rebar within reinforced concrete structures rusts. In scientific terms, concrete corrosion is defined as the “destruction of metal by chemical, electrochemical, and electrolytic reactions within its environment.” It typically forms as the concrete ages Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Why Is Concrete Corrosion a Problem?Corrosion is initiated when materials that are harmful to steel, such as CO2 and chloride from de-icing salt, start to penetrate concrete and reach the structure’s steel reinforcement. As an electrochemical reaction, electrons migrate from the anodic zone to the cathodic zone, releasing ferrous ions at the anode and hydroxide ions at the cathode. This will eventually lead to a potential difference between the anodic and cathodic areas on the surface of the steel reinforcement. This results in the creation…

Confidently Place Your Flooring With This Accurate Relative Humidity Sensor

One of the most essential processes, which is rarely talked about in the application of flooring, is the importance of monitoring relative humidity (RH), moisture levels, and the moisture evaporation rate of your concrete floor. Proper measuring of these properties will help you avoid recurring and costly failures. If flooring is installed too early, an excess of moisture is trapped inside the concrete. The water vapor will then try to evaporate, leading to pressure buildup in the concrete below the flooring which can cause curling, gaping, cracking, or bubbling of your flooring materials. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Learn more about relative humidity and sources of moisture in concrete HereResilient flooring, in particular, accounts for about 3 billion square feet (or 17%) of the US flooring market (Floor Covering News). From the 1940s to…

Is Your Home Smarter Than Its Building Materials?

From controlling everything including your lights and laundry via your smartphone, to your Amazon Alexa randomly laughing in what some call a very creepy manner, IoT is everywhere. Not only is it surrounding us in our modern homes, it’s also present in the production, delivery, placement, and use of concrete. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Smart Technology in the Concrete IndustryContractors and construction companies are using IoT, software as a service (SaaS) models, and concrete sensors to organize and track everything from concrete mix design, deliveries, efficiency, and concrete placement and performance. As IoT technologies infiltrate concrete plants, they are also making their way into ready-mix trucks and onto jobsites.Only in recent years, with the early adoption of IoT concrete sensors and devices, have producers been able to better track and accurately maintain concrete…

Using Beet Juice to Keep Streets Healthy and Clear of Ice

A Viable Alternative to Corrosion Causing Road SaltIn Canada and other parts of the world with colder climates, road salt has been used for decades to ease the effects of ice on roads and prevent slipping and traffic collisions. Although salt is effective for melting ice and absorbing moisture similarly to how a towel or sponge would, it is just as effective at damaging concrete roads. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Road Salt and Concrete CorrosionSodium chloride for deicing roads is used in granular form or in a brine spray and is extremely damaging to roads made of concrete. It works by lowering the freezing/melting point of water, which results in leaving roads covered in the salty slush we are all too familiar with here in Canada. Although de-icing with salt is effective on…

Top 20 Construction Influencers to follow on LinkedIn in 2018

The Who’s Who of Construction on LinkedInThere are many companies, people, and groups that share valuable information, knowledge-based content and updates about the construction industry, and promote innovations and advancements in science and technology on LinkedIn. Obviously, we are biased and encourage you to follow Giatec. But, here is our pick from top 20 influencers in the construction industry that you need to follow in 2018: Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Companies to follow:Construction NewsLinkedIn|Website Construction News is a weekly newsletter dedicated to providing the latest and top construction-related news within the UK. A subscription to Construction News will give you detailed stories, industry trends, high profile interviews, expert analysis, forecasts, and will ultimately keep you up to date on UK construction. Associated General Contractors of AmericaLinkedIn|Website The Associated General Contractors of America (or…

2017’s Top Technology Innovations in the Construction Industry

Reviewing Top New Technology from 2017We all know how much technology plays a roll in our every day lives. Not only is it changing the way we do things at home and in the office, but it’s making its way onto the job site. As we wrap up the first month of 2018, we decided to take a look at some new and influential technology in construction from last year. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Drones & UAVsUnmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly referred to as UAVs or drones, are aircrafts that are piloted through a remote device or computer. Typically, UAVs are controlled manually, or can be automated using a predetermined flight path. UAVs help construction by taking aerial photos, and generating maps & 3D images which will ultimately help track the progress of the…

How IoT Can Optimize the Construction Industry

Construction is still regarded as a traditional industry with heavy focus on physical tools, pen and paper. Nevertheless, digitization is around the corner and new technologies have already started to become an active part of the building process. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit It’s no secret, then, that the sector is rapidly changing and that IoT technology is having tremendous impact on how tasks are carried out. Despite, though, the great influence of IoT technology, there are still many who don’t quite realize the different ways in which it can optimize construction and simplify all the different project tasks.With that in mind, we decided to put together a detailed list of the various solutions that IoT can offer in construction. Without further ado, let’s get to it!The Main Benefits of IoT for ConstructionIn general,…

150 Years of Construction in Canada

Celebrating Innovations in Concrete and ConstructionGone are the days of horse-drawn carts and unpaved roads. Before ready-mix trucks were invented, concrete construction was driven by horse power. In those times, horses would trek rugged terrain with carts straddled behind them, transporting concrete. These carts were equipped with a not-too-distant innovation similar to the spirals found in the mix trucks of today. The horse-drawn carts featured wooden paddles that would churn the concrete mix for consistency, deriving energy from the wheel rotations as the horses moved. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit We’ve come along way since pioneer technology. To commemorate 150 years of nation-building in Canada, here is a snap shot of the significant landmarks, innovations, and projects that transformed construction practices.1866: The Official Opening of Canada’s Parliament in OttawaThe process of uniting Canada’s provinces…

Giatec Welcomes Geiger Ready-Mix as a SmartRock® Plus Partner

A Leading Family-Owned Ready-Mix Concrete Producer Partners with GiatecGeiger Ready-Mix is a Kansas City based concrete ready mix producer, dedicated to providing the absolute best products and customer experience to every client. They have five strategic facilities within Kansas City and its surrounding areas. By implementing SmartRock® Plus, Geiger Ready-Mixwill be able to offer contractors and construction companies real-time concrete strength and temperature monitoring. This will increase their product offering and bring more value to their customers. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Geiger Ready-Mix joins the many leading ready-mix producers in North America currently offering SmartRock® Plus testing solutions to the construction industry, including Staker Parson (Southwest USA Lafarge Canada (British Columbia, Canada), MMC Materials (Mississippi, USA), Stoneway Concrete (Seattle, WA), Tomlinson (Ontario, Canada), Angelle Materials (Baton Rouge, LA), Hilltop (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Concrete…

Examining Polymer Concrete

Eliminating the Need for Portland Cement in ConcreteAlthough polymer concrete only became well known in the 1970s, it was first introduced in the late 50s. Thanks to its development through the years, the polymerized monomer is now able to replace Portland cement as a binder in concrete. Polymer concrete presents many superior properties to traditional concrete utilizing Portland cement, including high compressive and impact strength, fast curing, low permeability, and resistance to chemicals and corrosive agents. Thanks to these properties, it has found applications in very specialized domains around the world. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit What is Polymer Concrete?Polymer concrete is a composite material fabricated from the polymerization of a monomer/aggregate mixture. It is a compound that uses synthetic organic polymer as binder and is prepared by mixing polymeric resin with aggregate mixture….

Reducing The Concrete Industry’s Carbon Footprint

The Advancement of Direct Air Capture TechnologyIf drastic changes regarding CO2 emissions aren’t made soon, the world will be in dire need of large-scale projects to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere by 2030. Direct-air capture technology has the ability to suck carbon dioxide from the air—think: a machine that acts like a group of trees on steroids. Although most of these technologies are still in the early phase of testing and experts have been wary of the possibility of fully functional direct air capture machines, companies in Switzerland (Climeworks), Canada (Carbon Engineering), and the United-States (Global Thermostat) are eager to prove them wrong. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Concrete’s Contribution to Climate ChangeBy now it shouldn’t be news to you that the concrete industry is one of the largest producers of carbon…

Giatec Welcomes Staker Parson Companies as a SmartRock® Plus Producer

Staker Parson Continues to Improve Quality and Services by Offering SmartRock® PlusStaker Parson Companies is the Intermountain Region’s leading construction materials and services provider, focusing on its commitment to quality, service, and innovation. They currently employ over 2,000 people at more than fifty locations in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. SmartRock® Plus is a value-added solution offered to contractors and construction companies who want to obtain real-time concrete strength and temperature results. By partnering with Giatec and offering SmartRock® Plus, Staker Parson will increase its product offering to bring more value to its customers. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Staker Parson Companies joins the many leading ready-mix suppliers offering SmartRock® Plus testing solutions, including Lafarge Canada (British Columbia, Canada), MMC Materials (Mississippi, USA), Stoneway Concrete (Seattle, WA), Tomlinson (Ontario, Canada), Angelle Materials (Baton…

Connected Infrastructure: The Development of Smart Cities

Why Smart Cities Should Use Smart Sensors A new project is underway along part of Toronto’s waterfront that aims to build a smart city. Assisted by Sidewalk Labs, the project’s focus is to incorporate smart technologies into the infrastructure. Although details about which smart technologies will be used for the project are limited, it has been stated that Sidewalk Labs plans to incorporate sensor-based technologies to assist in crowd and traffic management as well as technologies necessary for the future use of self-driving cars and vehicles. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Why We Need Smart Cities Cities are the main platforms where people live, do business, and provide services. They have a major impact on the economic and social development of nations. Cities around the world currently consume approximately 75% of global primary energy…

Improving Quality and Safety in Infrastructure Developments

Why Project Managers Should be Concerned with Concrete Quality and Safety When it comes to defects and failures in constructed facilities, project managers and construction companies can be facing a big increase in costs. Projects can face long delays due to the development of cracks in concrete or moving on to the next phase of a project without proper strength gain, facilities can become impaired, workers can be put at risk of injury or fatality, and complete reconstruction may be required. With the costs of repairs also comes the indirect costs of insurance, inspection, and regulation. For these reasons and more, quality and safety of infrastructure development projects should be a big concern to project managers and contractors. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit What is SmartRock® Plus SmartRock® Plus is new smart technology system…

A New Biological Solution for Repairing Concrete Structures

Using Mushrooms to Repair Crumbling Infrastructure There is no denying that as concrete ages it can start to crumble. Cracks and concrete corrosion can lead to weaker structures and in places like the United States and Canada where the majority of bridges, roads, and sidewalks are made of concrete, it can cause serious issues. Not only does the deterioration require complex repairs that are costly and time consuming, it can cause serious damage to infrastructure that can lead to failure. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The Advent of Bio-concrete Self-healing concrete was first introduced by Hendrik Jonkers, a microbiologist at Delft University. As Jonkers was looking for a way to improve the strength and longevity of concrete, he discovered that adding limestone-producing bacteria to his concrete mix significantly improved its ability to retain strength…

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

Sarah McGuire of Giatec Scientific presents a look at the advancement, use, and benefits of wireless technology in maturity meter testing for the evaluation of concrete strength in Indiana and in the international concrete construction community.Concrete strength is one of the most important parameters specified by structural engineers in the design of concrete structures, but, despite the process of casting, curing, and breaking field-cured cylinders being fully standardized, “low breaks” are still a major challenge in concrete construction. When this happens, additional steps must be taken to record and confirm the compressive strength of your in- situ concrete before you can move on to the next steps in your project. Impacts to a project include loss time in scheduling, additional investigative costs and other constructability delays occur.Contracts, engineers and other stakeholders in concrete construction projects, rely on achieving acceptable in-…

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

Giatec, a world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their flagship product, SmartRock has been redesigned. The re-engineered product now has dual temperature monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications.SmartRock is a wireless sensor for monitoring the curing and hardening of concrete. The sensor is fully embedded and secured on the rebar, making it completely maintenance and hassle-free. Temperature data is collected, and the strength of your in-place concrete is then calculated automatically, based on the maturity method (ASTM C1074). These results are accessible in real-time and remotely through the SmartRock mobile app and on the Giatec 360™ cloud dashboard to help you make informed decisions. SmartRock’s AI assistant, Roxi™, eliminates human error by sending smart notifications and alerts to give you the upmost confidence in your mix calibration data and accuracy of strength test results.Read the full article…

Giatec Shortlisted for IoT Global Awards

OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific Inc., market leader in innovative concrete testing technologies, has been shortlisted for the 2020 IoT Global Awards. Nominated for AI supported and IoT-based wireless concrete sensor technology, Giatec is among the top twelve industry & construction IoT innovators worldwide for 2020.Giatec is revolutionizing the construction industry by bringing concrete testing technologies and real-time data collection to jobsites. Combining wireless concrete sensors and mobile apps, the company has developed smart IoT-based technologies, like SmartRock® concrete maturity sensors, for real-time monitoring of concrete properties. In 2020, the company introduced their re-engineered sensor, SmartRock 3, which takes concrete testing to a whole new level. In addition to an update in the sensor’s design, activation, installation, and wireless signal range, SmartRock 3 has been equipped with dual-temperature monitoring capabilities.SmartRock is the most widely used wireless concrete sensor, currently being implemented…

Giatec Welcomes their First Partner in Alberta, RMC Group

Giatec Announces its Newest SmartRock™ Plus Partner, the RMC Group  OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with the RMC Group. With over 60 years of experience and three locations across Canada, RMC Group delivers, pumps, and places concrete, completing the concrete work from start to finish. As Giatec’s first partner based in Alberta, RMC Group will introduce Giatec’s SmartRock® Plus solution to a large customer base.  Conventionally, contractors are left to their own methods for monitoring the curing conditions and quality of their concrete mixes. This usually involves the use of time-consuming and error-prone break tests, or cumbersome wired sensors. However, with SmartRock Plus, producers can simplify this process and offer a level of convenience and accuracy to contractors that otherwise would not be possible. In the process, producers gain valuable…

SmartRock® Mobile App Update Provides Contractors In-Depth View of Concrete Testing Data

Giatec’s Leading Wireless Sensor App Delivers Ease-of-Use and Deeper Insights Into Real-Time Concrete DataGiatec, the world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their SmartRock mobile application has seen a fresh and intuitive mobile app and user interface design, giving contractors access to a more comprehensive analysis of concrete performance.All the updates have been designed to reflect SmartRock customers’ fast-paced environment on construction jobsites by speeding up and enhancing the ease with which they can collect and analyze important concrete data, a process which oftentimes directly effects project schedules. With these upgrades, SmartRock users can now activate multi-sensor processing options which allow them to automatically connect to every embedded sensor within range and download their data all on one page within the app. This streamlines the process of collecting and analyzing sensor data. Furthermore, the new design of the app includes…

The Shortlist Nominees for the 2020 IoT Global Awards Are…

WeKnow Media Ltd, the award organisers, are pleased to announce the shortlist nominees of the 2020 IoT Global Awards!“It’s a sign of the IoT Global Awards’ growth and the maturity of the Internet of Things that the Editors have faced their biggest challenge yet in shortlisting the award Entries,” says Jeremy Cowan, chair of the 2020 IoT Global Awards.“Despite the pandemic, the number of entries has grown in almost every category, and so has the quality. This year the Editors of IoT Now Magazine and IoTGlobalNetwork.com have faced a huge task in whittling down the entries to a Shortlist.”The award organisers are proud to reveal that the shortlist nominees for the world’s leading IoT Awards are:Industry & Construction Senseye – Senseye PdM Transatel – Transatel’s solution to enrich Private LTE/5G networks for a managed, secure, and cost-effective global IoT connectivity…

Interview With Giatec – Easy Engineering

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 & 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.Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?Giatec: Giatec specializes in concrete testing equipment and software, including sensors for measuring and monitoring early-age in-situ concrete strength, based on the Maturity Method or ASTM C1074, temperature, and relative humidity. We also provide award-winning products for monitoring the rate of corrosion in reinforced concrete structures and lab devices which monitor bulk electrical resistivity, surface electrical resistivity, and chloride permeability of concrete.E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new…

Giatec Announces a Partnership With Irving Materials Inc. (Tennessee)

Giatec is Welcoming Irving Materials Inc. (Tennessee), as their Newest SmartRock® Plus Partner OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with the Tennessee branch of Irving Materials Inc. This ready mix producer is committed to innovation and sustainability which is why they have partnered not only with Giatec, but also with CarbonCure, a company that is working to improve the concrete industry while reducing its carbon footprint. Irving Materials Inc. will bring both CarbonCure’s solution and Giatec’s SmartRock® Plus program to their expansive customer base in Tennessee.  SmartRock® Plus is a value-added solution for ready-mixed concrete producers which leverages Giatec’s leading wireless concrete sensor for monitoring temperature and strength. The maturity method for determining strength of concrete without breaking concrete cylinders is becoming increasingly popular across North America but requires a prior…

Ottawa’s Fullscript Takes Second Spot on Canadian Business Growth List of Country’s Fastest-Growing Firms

The highest-ranked Ottawa company on Canadian Business magazine’s annual list of the country’s fastest-growing firms is used to making headlines for its eye-popping revenue figures.Fullscript ​– an online dispensary for natural health products such as vitamin supplements ​– came in at No. 2 in the publication’s annual ranking of companies based on five-year revenue growth.The local health-tech firm’s revenues jumped an astronomical 32,291 per cent over that span, a rate that might surprise some observers but is business as usual for Fullscript, which topped OBJ’s list of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies in 2016 and 2017.Founded in 2011, Fullscript merged with Arizona-based competitor Natural Partners two years ago. The combined company, which operates under the Fullscript banner, now employs about 200 people in the capital and more than 400 in total.Fullscript co-founder Kyle Braatz says the firm’s impressive showing on the Growth…

Remote Construction Market Growing With Surging AI Adoption

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are keystones enabling expansion of the remote construction market. An ESOMAR-certified market research firm in its recent study forecasts immense possibilities for the market between 2020 and 2030, projecting it to rise at a CAGR of 14.2% during this period.An increasing number of companies are using modern technologies such as AI and machine learning to analyze project-specific data and get information on weather or other potential disruptions. Steered by the surging penetration of latest technologies, the remote construction market is expected to grow at an impressive pace.Remote construction technology offers a plethora of solutions from helping companies to analyze stock levels, schedules, and weather to enabling them avoid repeating mistakes encountered in previous projects. With the rising demand for accurate insights rising and companies focusing on reducing cost incurred on any project, remote…

How to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution on Construction Sites

Giatec’s artificial intelligence (AI) program, Roxi™, has been trained with the help of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) funding to reduce cement usage on construction jobsites during concrete testing.Traditionally, concrete producers do not have thorough visibility into the rate at which their concrete hardens on jobsites or in specific ambient conditions. As a result, they often add more cement than needed to their mixes to ensure specified strength targets are met. Now, Roxi provides more insights regarding the amount of cement that is needed, including the amount that can be removed without compromising the concrete’s setting time or strength development. As a result, CO2 emissions resulting from the manufacturing of concrete will also decrease. This new feature will help decrease the cost of concrete mixtures and improve profitability for producers.Giatec received funding of $2.4 million from SDTC to help with…

Giatec’s AI Software and SDTC Look to Reduce CO2 Pollution on Construction Sites

Giatec announced that their artificial intelligence (AI) program, Roxi™, has been trained with the help of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) funding to reduce cement usage on construction jobsites during concrete testing.Traditionally, concrete producers do not have thorough visibility into the rate at which their concrete hardens on jobsites or in specific ambient conditions. As a result, they often add more cement than needed to their mixes to ensure specified strength targets are met. Now, Roxi provides more insights regarding the amount of cement that is needed, including the amount that can be removed without compromising the concrete’s setting time or strength development. As a result, CO2 emissions resulting from the manufacturing of concrete will also decrease. This new feature will help decrease the cost of concrete mixtures and improve profitability for producers.Giatec received funding of $2.4 million from SDTC…

Giatec’s Roxi™ AI Program Cuts Cement Usage and CO2 Emissions

Giatec has announced that its SmartRock® AI program, Roxi™, has been trained to reduce cement usage on construction jobsites during concrete testing and cut CO2 emissions.The company was boosted by $2.4 million funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), part of a $58.6 million investment SDTC is pumping into Canadian clean technology, and $800,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to support the R&D of AI applications.“Roxi is the type of cutting-edge technology that has the power to make significant environmental impacts by reducing cement usage while also being a cost-effective tool for construction jobs. We are proud to support the development of this novel AI-enabled cleantech, and to make sure Roxi gets the best training,” says Leah Lawrence, President & CEO, SDTC.Traditionally, concrete producers do not have thorough visibility into the rate…

How to Reduce CO2 Pollution on Construction Sites? Giatec’s SmartRock® AI Assistant, Roxi™, and SDTC Have the Answer

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their artificial intelligence (AI) program, Roxi, has been trained with the help of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) funding to reduce cement usage on construction jobsites during concrete testing.Traditionally, concrete producers do not have thorough visibility into the rate at which their concrete hardens on jobsites or in specific ambient conditions. As a result, they often add more cement than needed to their mixes to ensure specified strength targets are met. Now, Roxi provides more insights regarding the amount of cement that is needed, including the amount that can be removed without compromising the concrete’s setting time or strength development. As a result, CO2 emissions resulting from the manufacturing of concrete will also decrease. This new feature will help decrease the cost of concrete mixtures and improve profitability for producers.Giatec…

Giatec Introduces Manti Technology as their First Dealer in Mongolia

Giatec expands into a new market through a partnership with Manti Technology  OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with Manti Technology, who offers a wide range of floor coating products, industrial construction chemicals, and metal coatings, fiber reinforcement for concrete. Now, Manti Technology will also introduce their growing customer base in Mongolia to Giatec’s SmartRock® and BlueRock™ sensors.  SmartRock is the most widely used wireless concrete sensor, currently being implemented in over 6,200 construction projects worldwide. As the first truly wireless sensor introduced to the market in 2015, SmartRock is the leading concrete maturity sensor for accurate monitoring of concrete curing and hardening.  BlueRock is a wireless temperature and relative humidity sensor, used to monitor in-place concrete from fresh to hardned stages. By knowing the level of humidity of in-place concrete, you…

Testing Concrete With the Maturity Method

Concrete is the most used construction material in the whole world. More than that, behind water, it’s the most used material, all categories combined. Worldwide, about 10 billion tons of concrete are produced per year. Obviously, the strength of the concrete produced varies, but in most projects, it is crucial to have an idea of this measurement.During the last few decades of significant progress for concrete, today’s most widely used compressive strength standard emerged: the cylinder concrete break tests. It is a method that has allowed construction to prosper for so long, building the modern world that we live in. For that reason, we must all tip our hats towards this compressive strength test method.However, it is also a method that allows for errors, which on numerous occasions can have significant safety consequences. Moreover, this is proportionally a very slow…

Giatec Signs a New SmartRock® Plus Partner, Cadman

Giatec Welcomes Cadman from Washington into the SmartRock™ Plus Program  OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with Cadman, the first company signed from the Lehigh Hanson group. Located in Washington, Cadman has supplied ready-mix concrete for over 80 years. They use professional crews and the latest technology to deliver a high-quality service. With a focus on sustainability, Cadman is committed to meet all their customer’s concrete needs. Now, Cadman will supply their producers with SmartRock Plus, a value-added solution. Conventionally, contractors are left to their own devices when monitoring the curing conditions and quality of their concrete mixes. With SmartRock Plus, producers can simplify this process and offer a level of convenience and accuracy to contractors that otherwise would not be possible. In the process, producers gain valuable insights on their…

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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