Sarah De Carufel

Sarah De Carufel

As a Technical and R&D Support Specialist for Giatec Scientific, Sarah De Carufel utilizes her civil-engineering background to assist in the development of innovative products. Her paper based on her thesis, Effect of High-Performance Steel Materials on the Blast Behaviour of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns, won the award for Best Paper at the 2016 First International Interactive Symposium on UHPC. Read Sarah De Carufel, M.A.Sc. | R&D Engineering Associate full biography to know more about her Education and Awards and Accomplishments, as well as her Areas of Expertise in Concrete, Fiber-reinforced concrete, Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), among other areas. 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.
Example of Concrete Corrosion

What Is the Half-Cell Potential Test?

Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when a structure is exposed to elements like CO2 or chloride, which can penetrate the concrete all the way to the steel reinforcement. This can have serious durability and…

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Faster Tilt-Up With Concrete Maturity Monitoring

In the construction industry, innovations that reduce costs and speed up project completion are highly sought after—so it’s no wonder that we’re seeing a resurgence in the popularity of tilt-up construction. According to Tilt Wall Ontario…

Build high rise construction faster, safer, more economically

Reduce Delays on High Rise Construction Projects

High rise buildings are a huge undertaking—no pun intended. In terms of scale, personnel, timelines, costs, scheduling, planning, and logistics—high rise construction projects are significant investments. Each day on a jobsite including your crew, fuel, equipment,…

Never have a low break again

Never Have a Low Break Again

Never Have a Low Break Again One of the most frustrating setbacks that occurs on jobsites is low concrete breaks. It seems like they always happen at the worst time, when your schedule is already delayed…

Concrete cylinder Break test

Calibrating Your Concrete Maturity Sensors in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably getting ready to use wireless concrete maturity sensors, like SmartRock™, on your jobsite to monitor the strength of your in-situ slab. Here’s a little refresher on the concrete maturity…

relative humidity in concrete

Understanding Relative Humidity in Concrete

During the construction of a concrete building, an essential step in the application of flooring is the importance of monitoring the relative humidity (RH), moisture levels, and the moisture evaporation rate of your slab. If your…

break test Cylinders

Importance of Initial Curing Conditions of Test Cylinders

Why Curing Conditions for Test Cylinders is Important Acceptance testing for specified concrete strength is, and always has been, a necessary step in the construction industry. Nowadays, this process includes making cylinders or beams on site…

temperature differential in mass concrete elements

Use Maturity to Determine the Allowable Variation in Temperature

Determining the Allowable Variation in Concrete Temperature with the Maturity Method Measuring the temperature differential in mass concrete elements is essential. Because of the mass effect, the concrete core can have a really high temperature while…

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