Varshni Siva Elangovan

Varshni Siva Elangovan

As an Engineering Solutions Specialist at Giatec Scientific Inc, Varshni Siva Elangovan act as a trusted advisor to customers globally, promoting new functionality in product releases and serving as a subject matter expert for broad and complex technical issues. With her progressive experience in the civil engineering industry and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa, she is constantly working towards best utilizing her skills and experience in providing engineering solutions and meeting/gaining customer satisfaction across the globe. Her career goal is to expand the concept of Innovation in Sustainability, which she says, became a reality through Giatec’s technology that is revolutionizing the concrete industry.

Giatec’s New Generation Technology: The LoRa SmartHub™

As part of Giatec’s continued efforts to revolutionize the construction industry, one of the newest products released is the new generation Long Range SmartHub™. In this blog we will discuss the answers to all the questions about LoRa, providing insights and introducing the end-user to the latest technology. Let us get started.  Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit An Introduction to LoRaLoRa is an advanced, innovative, remote monitoring system that enables you to access your concrete data at any time, from any location. The device automatically connects to up to 100 sensors on the jobsite via LTE. Then, it is synchronized to the SmartRock™ app on your team’s mobile devices. As for the cloud Sync Frequency, the Hub updates the sensor data at a regular interval of 15-min.  The operating temperature of the LoRa is tested at…

New Giatec 360 Updates – Part 2: Graph Customization Tools

This article will continue on the topic discussed in Part 1, be sure to check it out! Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit DisplayThe max and min temperature limits can be assigned to a sensor using the Parameter Thresholds function on both the app and the web platform of Giatec 360. When assigned, these limits are represented in the form of fine lines in red (max limit) and blue (min limit) color. Using the 360 dashboard, a user can choose if they would like to have the threshold limits displayed on the chart or not by using the ‘Display’ feature. The final PDF reports will reflect these changes accordingly. Data SelectionFor the purpose of report generation, a user might have several preferences, one of them being how the data is able to be displayed. The charts can…

New Giatec 360 Updates – Part 1: Temperature, Strength, and Maturity Charts

As part of Giatec’s continued efforts and goal to meet customer requirements and expectations, progressive changes are being made to the system to better comply with updating needs. Working with clients on a global scale, we strive to provide a streamlined platform that is one place for all. With the feedback collected from our valued customers several updates and transitions have been made to the Giatec 360 program, especially the ‘Charts’. To learn what the updated site has to offer and how beneficial this can be to the end-user, this blog will serve as a walkthrough to explore the new chart features in-depth.  Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit A Complete Package – Temperature, Strength, and Maturity ChartsDesigning and generating charts can require considerable time and effort; sorting the data entries into one place and…

Level Up Your Project Reports With Giatec 360™ – Part 2

Let’s dive deeper into report generation to learn more about how Giatec 360’s reports help you make better decisions faster on the jobsite. For an introduction to Giatec 360, click to read Part 1 of this blog. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Giatec 360 – An OverviewSome of the key features are as listed as follows:   Temperature Differential Analysis  Generating Full PDF/CSV Reports  Customizing the reports as per user’s preferences which includes   Generating reports for a specific data range  Selected data generation – such as cable/body temperature or strength  Threshold selections  Combined report generation containing ‘n’ number of sensors  Combined report generation with specific settings assigned for individual sensors  Concrete Strength Prediction  Procore Integration  Managing Maturity Calibration  Managing Thresholds  Temperature Differential AnalysisIn mass concrete applications, identifying the temperature differential of the concrete pour is…

Level Up Your Project Reports With Giatec 360™ – Part 1

Let’s learn about Giatec 360 and how to make the most of this advanced web-based dashboard for monitoring and managing concrete pours. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The construction industry is one of the busiest, most challenging, and constantly evolving industries, globally. A series of activities beginning from the designing, planning, testing, maintenance, etc., are coupled with rising demand for industrial infrastructure. The requirement and expectations of the field are set high, and the demands are more augmented than usual.  Besides the major activities on-site, the off-site work is as equally important. Out of many tasks, report generation is a recurrent task that is vital and crucial in achieving better communication as well as producing a visual medium for the result. The Importance of Report Generation and Its ImpactEvery organization has the need to effectively design reports…

Use These Tech Tools for More Efficient Cold Weather Concreting

Let’s dive into our sensors in detail.   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit SmartRock Sensors:   SmartRock is a wireless concrete sensor designed for temperature and strength monitoring with the ability to record real-time temperature data for every 15-minute interval for 2 months and comes with remote-monitoring capabilities. It is fast, simple, designed rugged and waterproof, and can be activated and installed hassle-free. The sensor contains two points of temperature measurements located in the sensor cable and body, and comes with an extended temperature cable and probe for mass concrete purposes. This sensor can measure temperature as low as -22℉ (-30℃) with an accuracy range of ±1℃.  The SmartRock sensor, containing a black box, a cable, and an installation strap, can be fully embedded below the concrete surface. Temperature data is collected at two locations in the sensors’ cable and body, of which the cable can be secured to the rebar, making it require zero maintenance. The strength of the in-place concrete is calculated automatically based on the…

Everything You Need to Know About Pouring Concrete in Winter

Winter is coming! Worried about the cold weather concreting that comes with it in the construction industry? We’ve got it covered with Giatec’s SmartRock sensors.  Keep reading to learn more.  Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The temperature is dropping, the days start to get shorter, and frost covers the ground. While it may be exciting to imagine a festive winter season, that is not what comes to mind when working in the construction industry. Especially, when you have a project to complete, a schedule to maintain, and a desired concrete temperature and strength to achieve; the pressure is on when dealing with factors like freezing of concrete at an early age, rapid temperature changes, all while trying to meet the required strength. However, a wireless concrete sensor that can monitor temperature and strength like Giatec’s SmartRock sensors can be your one-stop shop solution to all these holiday concrete troubles.   To begin, what is Cold-Weather Concreting? How does it differ from the normal concreting process?  Let’s Start by Cognizing the Role of Concrete:   Concrete is the most widely used construction material in…

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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