Sarah McGuire

Sarah McGuire

Senior Director SmartRock Plus Division at Giatec | Smart Concrete Testing Technologies. Passionate about concrete and bringing Giatec's revolutionary technology to the industry for all to benefit from. 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. We are bringing long-overdue change to a conservative industry by addressing the current challenges in concrete testing, analysis, design, and production.
Concrete Robot

Concrete-Eating Robots – The Future of Recycling Old Buildings

The process of demolishing a building involves heavy machinery to crush concrete and separate valuable materials that can be reused. Current methods consume quite a significant amount of time and money in order to safely disassemble the building, extract parts, and transport the materials to off-site centers…

Winter Road

Salt Damages to Concrete Roads Outweighs its Benefits

Winter in colder climates such as Canada, Alaska, and the Upper Mid-West entails treacherous and unpredictable driving conditions, with snow and ice build-up making roads unsafe. For over 70 years, the solution to this problem has been to cover roads with sodium chloride…

Red Car Stuck in Pothole

Potholes—An Expensive and Recurring Problem for Cities

Potholes are a huge problem all over North America, but nowhere are the detrimental effects more evident than in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. According to CTV News, the city experienced over 40 freeze-thaw cycles during the 2018-2019…

Old Concrete Bridge at Sunset

An Analysis of Modern Bridge Inspection Technologies

Damaged and deteriorating bridges are a major concern when it comes to transportation infrastructures. According to the ARTBA Bridge Report, “1 in 3 U.S. bridges need repair or replacement” and there are over 46,100 that are…

SmartRock Plus

Why Project Managers Value SmartRock™ Plus Concrete Sensors

SmartRock™ Plus is the next level in branded concrete mix design, helping ready-mix producers differentiate their company, and mixes, within their local markets. However, this service doesn’t just help producers, it also helps contractors and field personnel eliminate the…

Concrete Construction Site Using SmartRock2

The Impact of Thermal Cracking on Concrete Strength Development

Concrete temperature monitoring becomes more critical in cold weather as low temperatures decrease the rate of strength development during curing. That is why ensuring optimal curing conditions for your element is critical, especially during extreme weather…

Digital Construction - Smart Concrete Sensors

Choosing the Right Tablet for Your Construction Projects

In today’s digital world, the use of tablets in the business environment is becoming increasingly popular. This is true for the construction industry as well, where tablets are being used to give contractors and engineers access…

Concrete Cracking Due to Water Damage

Increase Concrete Durability by Keeping Water Out

With concrete being the world’s most popular construction material, it’s clear why we must always push to find new ways of improving its inherent durability. And there’s no better to do this than to protect it…

recycled tires in concrete

How Recycled Tires Can Put an End to Potholes Forever!

Concrete and asphalt are the main materials that are used to pave the roads that paint our landscapes throughout the globe and connect us to one another. Every driver, bus dweller, and sidewalk trekker knows that…

4 Uses of SmartRock™ Plus for Prestressed Concrete Producers

SmartRock™ Plus was originally designed for ready mix producers, however, prestressed concrete producers now also see a lot of opportunity in this technology. There are four ways prestressed producers can take advantage of the SmartRock™ Plus…

Road Salt Meets its Match With a New Type of Concrete

More Durable Concrete That Doesn’t React to Salt It has been a known fact for engineers that road salt, used as a de-icing agent every winter to protect the roads from the dangerous build-up of ice,…

SmartRock™ Plus: Real-Time Concrete Strength

Why would anybody need to know the strength of their concrete at any given moment on the jobsite? In the construction world, time is money. The faster a project can reach completion, the more profitable it…

Who Can Benefit from the SmartRock™ Plus Solution?

Speeding up Construction Projects with SmartRock™ Plus SmartRock™ Plus is designed to speed up construction on projects incorporating critical path concrete. The days saved on a schedule can benefit the developer, the contractors, and the concrete…

Space Concrete and the Future of Colonies on Mars

An Alternative To Shipping Tonnes of Concrete To Mars With NASA predicting that humans will set foot on Mars for the first time by the year 2030, it comes as no surprise that the next step…

Giatec to Participate in 48Hrs in the Valley Summer 2017

What better way to feed and grow the Canadian innovative economy than to learn from today’s top business leaders? San Francisco, California, USA, June 20, 2017 – Giatec Scientific Inc. is honoured to be one of 21 amazing start-up companies selected to partake in an immersive two-days of…

The Precast Show 2017

Date: March 2-4, 2017 Location: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Cleveland, OH United States The Precast Show is the largest precast show in North America and this year it will be leaving its mark in Cleveland, Ohio at the Huntington Convention Center. This is the one place where…

World of Concrete – Vegas 2017

World of Concrete is the most important annual event of the year for the entire concrete and masonry industries! WOC features special product and action areas such as the Producing Center – a marketplace of materials, equipment, demos and seminars, as well as Technology for Construction. Technology for…

ICRI 2017 Spring Convention

With the theme of “Highways and Bridges”, the ICIR Spring 2017 convention will be held in Montreal, March 15-17, 2017.

NACE International Corrosion 2017 Conference

Date: March 26 – 30, 2017 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center CORROSION is the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition and CORROSION 2017 is coming to New Orleans. Each year CORROSION welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors,…

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Date: March 7 – March 11, 2017 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA CONEXPO-CON/AGG is an exhibition is an international gathering place that takes place every three years for the construction industries, with a focus on construction, aggregates and ready mixed concrete. The event features exhibits of the latest…

Construct Canada

North America’s Largest Exposition, Networking and Educational Event Date: November 30 – December 2, 2016 Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Canada The 28th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 30th – December 2nd, 2016 will be held concurrently with PM Expo,…

The Big 5 Dubai

Date: November 21 – 24 2016 Location: Dubai World Trade Center With more than 3,000 exhibitors from across the globe, this year the Big 5 has made it even easier for you to find the products you need and the best suppliers to do business with! Furthermore, the…

Sao Paulo Expo a Grand Success

From the 24th to the 26th of August, this year’s Concrete Show was held in the vibrant municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil – and was proven to be greatly successful. With an increase in presence of more than 20%, visitors were mostly comprised of top level executives, managers,…

Excellence in Concrete Solutions Award

Giatec wins the Excellence in Concrete Solutions Award in recognition of its latest developments of smart NDT devices and wireless sensors for concrete testing.

Concrete Show South America – Brazil

In its 10th edition, it is recognized by the worldwide market as the most important meeting point for concrete production chain in Latin America.

The Concrete Convention and Exposition

The ACI Convention is devoted to bringing together the leaders in the concrete industry. These individuals work to improve the design, construction, maintenance, and

Maintenance & Resilience TOKYO

The event offers a great opportunity to meet visitors for making business meetings and technical information exchanges to the exhibitors who are engaged in

LankaBuild 2016

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 International Infrastructure & Development Show will be held from 12-14 August 2016 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre (SLECC).

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