Jaden Texeira

Jaden Texeira

As a Technical Account Manager with a degree in civil engineering, Jaden's expertise allows him to provide engineering solutions and non-destructive testing equipment to both domestic and international customers, helping them solve major onsite challenges with Giatec’s technology.
Jaden Texeira

Jaden Texeira

As a Technical Account Manager with a degree in civil engineering, Jaden's expertise allows him to provide engineering solutions and non-destructive testing equipment to both domestic and international customers, helping them solve major onsite challenges with Giatec’s technology.

Analyzing Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Reinforced concrete structures have shaped our cities for thousands of years, from historical buildings stretching as far back as the Romans to present day, such as the 3-storey parking garage adjacent to the mega shopping mall a few miles from your home. As individuals living in the 21st century, experiencing historical buildings is a blessing and something we are all grateful for – success of architects’ past. These magnificent, sometimes intimidating, structures continue to be built. This includes large spanning bridges, government buildings, multi-use high rises, and much more. However, behind the photogenic façade lies an engineered system of reinforcement – steel reinforcement. Carefully designed, steel reinforcement is an important part of a multi-functioning system that ensures the structures’ integrity. Each reinforced concrete structure has a designed service-life – “the assumed period for which a structure is to be used…

Why Measure Concrete Resistivity?

Concrete is a porous material which contains microscopic voids known as pores. These pores range in size, vary in connectivity (pore structure) and can be added to the concrete via air-entraining admixtures. The water-to-cementitious material and type of cementitious materials used have a significant effect on the pore structure. The connectivity of these pores and the way these pores are connected can be defined by the term: tortuosity: the twist and turns associated with the connectivity of pores. A visual representation of tortuosity can be found in Figure 1.   Figure 1: Effect of Pore Tortuosity Inside these pores there is a conductive solution known as pore solution. This solution is highly saturated with alkali’s, namely Na+ and K+. Understanding the pore size, pore connectivity, and pore solution allows us to analyze the concrete’s ability to withstand the penetration of…

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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