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.

Hands-on with SmartRock® Plus Producer, Hilltop Companies

Hilltop Companies, a Ready-Mix concrete producer in Cincinnati, Ohio, welcomes Giatec for hands-on training In an effort to continue delivering quality services and products to their customers, Hilltop Companies participated in a two-day training session where they received on-site and technical training on SmartRock® Plus. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit SmartRock® Plus is a value-added solution for ready-mix producers who want to enable their customers to obtain real-time concrete temperature and strength results on the jobsite. Such information is used to optimize various processes such as formwork removal, post-tensioning, curing optimization, and opening roads to traffic. Giatec is committed to making sure SmartRock® Plus producers are well educated and knowledgeable about the products they are presenting to their clients. In a time where smart technology is becoming increasingly important to save time and money,…

Giatec Welcomes MMC as a SmartRock® Plus Concrete Producer

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit MMC Materials, Inc., the Leading Supplier of Concrete Solutions Throughout Mississippi, South Alabama, West Tennessee, and Eastern Louisiana Partners with Giatec to Offer SmartRock® Plus to Local Contractors MMC Materials, Inc., a concrete supplier that serves concrete customers in industrial, commercial, residential, highway, and infrastructure markets, has a rich and diverse history of delivering a wide range of projects from large, technical projects to commercial and residential work. 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 to its customers, MMC Materials, Inc. will increase its product offering to bring more value to its customers. MMC Materials, Inc. joins other leading ready-mix suppliers currently offering SmartRock® Plus including…

Concrete Sensors Eliminate Guesswork

Original article appeared on Stuff.co.nz Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Christchurch-based manufacturer and supplier of concrete technologies, Canzac, has introduced sensors that can be buried in concrete to measure strength and humidity. Founder Lance Canute said most people don’t think too much about concrete even though it is used everywhere for houses, warehouses, hospitals, schools, apartment buildings, wastewater treatment plants and bridges. “It’s been used for thousands of years and it’s the single most widely used building material in the world but it’s not always as easy to work with as people would expect.” When the main ingredients, cement aggregates and water, are mixed together a series of chemical reactions occur and timing becomes a key factor. It can be difficult to judge when concrete reaches the desired strength and humidity, which is where…

Giatec Welcomes Lafarge as a SmartRock® Plus Producer

Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of LafargeHolcim Ltd. and a world leader in the building materials industry, offers a wide range of specialized and branded concrete solutions (such as Ductal® and Agilia ®) for various applications in the construction industry. With the addition of SmartRock® Plus, Lafarge will expand its product offering to bring more value to its customers. SmartRock® Plus is a value-added solution offered to contractors and construction companies who want to obtain real-time concrete temperature and strength results on the jobsite. This critical information is used to optimize various processes such as formwork removal, post-tensioning, curing and opening concrete pavement to traffic. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit With this new partnership, Lafarge joins the list of leading ready-mix producers currently offering SmartRock® Plus including Tomlinson (Ontario, Canada), Stoneway Concrete (Seattle, WA),…

In-Place Strength Monitoring of Concrete

Why Proper Monitoring of Concrete Strength and Maturity is Important One of the most important things to know during a construction project is the strength and maturity of concrete at any given time. Contractors have traditionally relied on lengthy break tests performed in laboratories in order to gather this data, but in recent years, new technology has emerged to enable contractors to gather concrete strength and maturity in-place and in real time. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit New Concrete Testing Technology Smart sensors for concrete temperature and maturity testing have been around since November 2015 and have enabled engineers, contractors, and construction workers to cut down on time and resources needed to conduct proper strength and maturity tests. Smart technology in the engineering and construction industry has eliminated many problems that have persisted in…

How Smart Technology Can Help You Get Around Labor Shortage

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Maximizing Efficiency on the Job SiteNot only did the construction industry lose approximately 2 million skilled construction workers during the recession between 2007 and 2011, many of the skilled workers that were forced out of the industry have not returned. What’s more is that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment in the construction of buildings will be about 1.7 million in 2026. With growing demand and a diminishing supply of skilled labor workers in the construction industry, contractors are forced to maximize efficiency in any way they can.The Impact of the Labor ShortageThe construction industry has been negatively impacted by the skilled labor shortage and many problems have thus been presented. Not only are jobs taking significantly longer to complete, additional costs are arising throughout the…

The History of Concrete

The Historical Evolution of ConcreteThere is no denying that concrete and the technology surrounding it has come a long way since its discovery and development. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to smart sensors for testing concrete temperature, maturity, etc., we’ve put together a list of notable events and discoveries in the history of concrete. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 6500BC – UAE: The earliest recordings of concrete structures date back to 6500BC by the Nabataea traders in regions of Syria and Jordan. They created concrete floors, housing structures, and underground cisterns.3000 BC – Egypt and China: Egyptians used mud mixed with straw to bind dried bricks. They also used gypsum mortars and mortars of lime in the pyramids. The Great Pyramids at Giza used about 500,000 tons of mortar. A form of cement…

How Concrete Can Help Reduce Air Pollution

Sulfur Dioxide Reduction and Carbon-Neutral Concrete ProductionPollution and poor air quality present many health risks to the population around the world. Approximately 5-7% of global gas emissions are produced by cement manufacturers. Sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide, two of the main contributors to air pollution, can be reduced thanks to technological advancements in the concrete industry. New research shows that sulfur dioxide can be removed from the air by concrete surfaces, new techniques are being developed to make cement manufacturing carbon-neutral, and more. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit How Advancements and Smart Technology Can Help Reduce Air PollutionSulfur Dioxide ReductionResearchers at Stony Brook University revealed that sulfur dioxide is removed from the air by concrete surfaces. Elements present in concrete interact with and eliminate sulfur and nitrogen oxides present in the air. Although the…

Bridget, Giatec Named Among Top-Growing Companies – Construction Comment

Charting growth rates of 135 percent and 128 percent respectively over the past three years, the firms scored 274 and 281 on the top 400 in the country.Two construction-sector technology companies have cracked Canada’s Top Growing Companies list…Read the full article here: https://www.giatecscientific.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/OCA-Construction-Comment-Giatec-Feature.pdf

Giatec SmartRock® Redesign – Concrete International

SmartRock®, a wireless concrete maturity sensor, was completely redesigned in 2020. SmartRock monitors concrete curing and hardening using an ASTM International approved testing method…Read the full article here: https://www.giatecscientific.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Concrete-International-Vol-42-Giatec-Feature.pdf

JLZ – SmartRock® El Gran Aliado de la Construcción

Conversamos, con el Ingeniero José Luis Zúñiga Fajardo, Fundador de JLZ Logística, quien nos explica los beneficios de esta nueva propuesta. ¿Qué Trae Consigo la Propuesta Tecnológica Del Sensor SmartRock®?La propuesta tecnológica del sensor de temperatura SmartRock® es el Monitoreo constante de la resistencia y temperatura del concreto colocado en la obra. Se trata de un sensor que monitorea la resistencia del hormigón colocado mediante el método de madurez aplicando la Norma Técnica Peruana NTP 339.217 (año 2016) y otras normativas internacionales (ASTM C1074 y ACI 228 1R-03). Esta nueva norma sustituye la tradicional rotura de probetas de hormigón que generan gran cantidad de residuos para obtener UN solo dato. El SmartRock® entrega la resistencia del hormigón cada 15 minutos y la transmite de forma inalámbrica a todos los usuarios del proyecto, y puede ser esta monitoreada desde cualquier teléfono…

BARD Materials Joins Giatec’s SmartRock® Plus Program

Giatec Announces its Partnership with BARD Materials OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with BARD Materials, an area leader in the ready mix concrete industry since 1946. BARD’s core purpose is “transforming materials responsibly to build better lives, communities, and country.” With two locations in Iowa and one in Wisconsin, they are Giatec’s first partner in both states. BARD can now deliver the SmartRock® Plus Program to their growing 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…

One Company is Helping Make Cement Smarter and Safer

When Aali Alizadeh looks at concrete, he sees more than just your typical grey, cementitious mixture. To him, it’s a world of intrigue worthy of intense scrutiny and study.“From outside, it may look like a simple mixture of ingredients like aggregate, water, sand, and cement, but in reality, it goes through a lot of chemical reactions and during its lifecycle it is exposed to a lot of chemicals. There’s a lot going on inside the concrete and it makes it really an interesting material,” said Alizadeh.Alizadeh’s fascination with concrete started when he was an undergrad civil engineering student. He was on a team that participated in a competition organized by the American Concrete Institute that attempted to develop high-strength concrete. His team placed third. He was hooked.As he completed his Masters and then a Ph.D., he got deeper and deeper into…

PCL and Giatec Scientific Partner to Enhance Smart Construction – Construction Links Network

PCL Construction is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the industry leader in smart testing technologies and real-time data collection for concrete, Giatec Scientific.Through this partnership, PCL and Giatec will enhance concrete testing technologies, and IoT connected construction sites, further advancing PCL’s industry leading Jobsite Insights™ smart construction risk management platform. PCL’s cloud-based platform provides a single-pane view into all aspects of work at a jobsite, and continues to add value added features to enable PCL and its JSI™ licensees to be better builders.“The integration of Giatec’s technology adds yet another field driven need around concrete testing, real time data collection, and data driven decision making, fully enabling smart construction and making it a reality for the industry.” said Mark Bryant, CIO PCL Construction. “Both Giatec’s culture and vision for the future of smart construction aligns with PCL’s,” continued…

PCL Partners With Ottawa-Based Concrete Testing and Sensor Firm Giatec

PCL Construction is adding another facet to its evolving software platform.The contractor announced a new partnership with technology firm Giatec Scientific Inc. Sept. 17 . PCL plans to integrate the Ottawa-based company’s concrete sensor technology into its single-pane software package, known as Jobsite Insights.“The integration of Giatec’s technology adds yet another field driven need around concrete testing, real time data collection, and data driven decision making, fully enabling smart construction and making it a reality for the industry.” Mark Bryant, PCL’s CIO, said in a release.“The technology ecosystem of today needs to be enabled through smart partnerships, smart platforms, and smart technologies that can drive immediate value and efficiency at the workface of construction,” Bryant added.PCL noted it recently used Giatec’s SmartRock® sensor technology for measuring concrete maturity in work on the Ice District, a sprawling mixed-use project in Edmonton.

Giatec’s SmartRock® Plus Program Expands into Colorado with Burnco

SmartRock® Plus Solution Continues to Grow in the U.S.OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, announces it has partnered with Burnco, a ready-mixed concrete and aggregate supplier for the Denver metro and Northern Colorado Markets. The maturity method has been on the rise in the state of Colorado since being required by the Department of Transportation for concrete strength. With SmartRock Plus, Burnco can bring this solution to their customers, continuing to fulfill complex projects while sustaining quality.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 calibration of the mix. SmartRock® Plus is the only solution available that allows…

Giatec Announces Steypustöðin as their Newest Dealer in Iceland

Welcoming Steypustöðin as a new dealer.  OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with Steypustöðin, an innovating concrete producer. Their headquarters are in Malarhöfði, Iceland, home to the company’s largest concrete plant. They will introduce SmartRock® sensors (along with other Giatec solutions) to contractors in Iceland, giving them better access to their concrete’s temperature and strength. SmartRock is the most widely used wireless concrete sensor, currently being implemented in over 6,000 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. Unlike time-consuming and error-prone break tests, or cumbersome wired sensors, Giatec’s patented maturity sensor uses a highly accurate ASTM-approved testing method. Together with the Giatec 360 platform, this has enabled…

PCL and Giatec Scientific Partner to Enhance Smart Construction – AiThority

PCL Construction is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the industry leader in smart testing technologies and real-time data collection for concrete, Giatec Scientific.Through this partnership, PCL and Giatec will enhance concrete testing technologies, and IoT connected construction sites, further advancing PCL’s industry leading Jobsite Insights™ (JSI™) smart construction risk management platform. PCL’s cloud-based platform provides a single-pane view into all aspects of work at a jobsite, and continues to add value added features to enable PCL and its JSI™ licensees to be better builders.“The integration of Giatec’s technology adds yet another field driven need around concrete testing, real time data collection, and data driven decision making, fully enabling smart construction and making it a reality for the industry.” said Mark Bryant, CIO PCL Construction. “Both Giatec’s culture and vision for the future of smart construction aligns with PCL’s,” continued Bryant. “The technology ecosystem of today needs to…

Giatec Welcomes Béton Mobile as a SmartRock® Plus Partner

Giatec Continues to Expand into the Canadian Market with a New SmartRock Plus Partner, Béton MobileOTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with Béton Mobile, a leader in Canadian concrete delivery. Béton Mobile is Giatec’s first SmartRock® Plus partner located in Québec, Canada, right next to their home province of Ontario. 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 calibration of the mix. SmartRock® Plus is the only solution available that allows for the customers of ready-mix producers to select their desired mix calibrations through the SmartRock® Plus app and share critical, real-time…

PCL and Giatec Scientific Partner to Enhance Smart Construction – PCL Construction

Edmonton, Alberta (Sept. 17, 2020) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the industry leader in smart testing technologies and real-time data collection for concrete, Giatec Scientific.Through this partnership, PCL and Giatec will enhance concrete testing technologies, and IoT connected construction sites, further advancing PCL’s industry leading Job Site Insights™(JSI™) smart construction risk management platform. PCL’s cloud-based platform provides a single-pane view into all aspects of work at a jobsite, and continues to add value added features to enable PCL and its JSI™ licensees to be better builders.“The integration of Giatec’s technology adds yet another field driven need around concrete testing, real time data collection, and data driven decision making, fully enabling smart construction and making it a reality for the industry.” said Mark Bryant, CIO PCL Construction. “Both Giatec’s culture and vision for the future…

Giatec Welcomes NTSI as their First Dealer in Israel

Giatec is looking forward to working with NTSI to bring smart solutions to their customers in Israel. OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with NTSI, a company that offers a variety of advanced multidisciplinary solutions for the construction industry. NTSI focuses on the development, production, import and marketing of solutions and materials. Now, they will introduce SmartRock® maturity sensors to their customers. 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. Together with the Giatec 360 platform, this has enabled faster, safer, and more economical concrete construction. About Giatec  Giatec is revolutionizing the construction industry by…

Giatec Introduces Diamond as their First Dealer in Egypt

Smart Solutions Introduced to a Wide Market in Egypt OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec Scientific, the market leader of revolutionary concrete testing equipment, today announced it has partnered with Diamond, a market leader and key supplier to concrete producers in Egypt. Diamond is committed to provide high quality products at the best value using proven technology and offering the best services in the production, selling, and technical support stages. As Giatec’s first dealer in Egypt, they will introduce many of their customers to the maturity method: a non-destructive approach to testing concrete that allows you to estimate the early-age and compressive strength of in-place concrete in real-time. 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…

Giatec’s Re-Engineered SmartRock® Concrete Sensor Launches With Dual-Temperature Functionality – Heavy Equipment Guide

Giatec has re-designed its award-winning flagship product, SmartRock®. Now available to pre-order, it has been re-engineered with dual temperature monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications.  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. This enables users to measure temperature values at two locations simultaneously. One temperature probe is located at the tip of the white temperature cable, another in the body of the sensor where the black transmitter is located. This function allows users to easily monitor temperature differentials between the concrete’s core and surface for mass pour applications.“We are very happy with the new dual temperature functionality of the SmartRock 3 sensor. The temperature readings are very precise, helping us to accurately monitor temperature differentials of our mass pours at the surface and center…

Giatec’s Newly Re-Engineered SmartRock® Concrete Sensor

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced the re-design of their award-winning flagship product, SmartRock™. It is now available to pre-order. It has been re-engineered with game-changing dual temperature monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications.First announced in February of 2020 at World of Concrete, this re-engineered SmartRock concrete sensor 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. This enables users to measure temperature values at two locations simultaneously. One temperature probe is located at the tip of the white temperature cable. Another probe is in the body of the sensor where the black transmitter is located. This function allows users to easily monitor temperature differentials between both the concrete’s core and surface for mass…

Giatec’s Newly Re-Engineered SmartRock® Concrete Sensor Launches With Dual-Temperature Functionality – WFMZ

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that the re-design of its award-winning flagship product SmartRock®, now available to pre-order, has been re-engineered with game-changing dual-temperature monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications.First announced in February of 2020 at World of Concrete, this latest generation of SmartRock 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. This enables users to measure temperature values at two locations simultaneously. One temperature probe is located at the tip of the white temperature cable, another in the body of the sensor where the black transmitter is located. This function allows users to easily monitor temperature differentials between the concrete’s core and surface for mass pour applications.“We are very happy with the new dual-temperature…

Giatec Launches Next Generation of SmartRock® Concrete Sensor

Giatec has announced that the re-design of its flagship product, SmartRock®, has been re-engineered with dual temperature monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications.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. This enables users to measure temperature values at two locations simultaneously.One temperature probe is located at the tip of the white temperature cable, another in the body of the sensor, where the black transmitter is located. This function allows users to easily monitor temperature differentials between the concrete’s core and surface for mass pour applications.“We are very happy with the new dual temperature functionality of the SmartRock 3 sensor. The temperature readings are very precise, helping us to accurately monitor temperature differentials of our mass pours at the surface and center of the slab, which…

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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