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Use These Tech Tools for More Efficient Cold Weather Concreting

Let’s dive into our sensors in detail.   Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More 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…

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.  Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More The temperature is dropping, the days start to get shorter,…

Giatec’s Unique Concrete Knowledge Resources

The Giatec Scientific website is a treasure trove of concrete knowledge, ranging from blogs and case studies to podcasts and videos! Find a few of our exclusive resources below: Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More…

Engineering Solutions and Technical Support at Giatec

For over a decade, Giatec has leveraged advanced technologies such as: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions to help the construction industry redefine business models and value propositions. We integrate best engineering practices, research, and developments to achieve sustainable infrastructure constructions. Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather…

Differentiating Inert and Reactive Pozzolanic Materials using Bulk Resistivity

Research Background  Portland cement is often replaced by supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in concrete to increase sustainability (reducing CO2 emissions due to lower cement contents) and durability (mitigation of alkali-silica reaction, reduced sulfate attack, and reduced chloride penetration). Fly ash and natural pozzolans are specified using ASTM C618/AASHTO M295, and an important part of this specification is the strength activity index test (SAI), which dictates that a…

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Giatec’s Pioneering AI Programs for Sustainable Concrete Testing and Reducing CO2 Emissions

In late 2020, Giatec announced that our artificial intelligence (AI) program RoxiTM has been trained with the funding provided by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which will help in the reduction of cement usage during concrete testing. For those that are unfamiliar with Roxi’s functions, require deeper insights into how and why this…

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Choosing the Right Concrete Thermocouple for Your Jobsite

Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More What Is a Concrete Thermocouple?  In layman’s terms, a thermocouple is an electric device that measures temperature, essentially making it a type of thermometer. That being said, it is not the kind of thermometer you would use to…

The Importance of Monitoring Temperature Differentials in Mass Concrete

Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More Click the buttons above to download our SmartRock app from Google Play or the Apple App Store! Closely monitoring concrete temperatures is critical for ensuring proper strength development of…

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Rebound Hammer vs. The Maturity Method: Which Should You Choose?

Schmidt/Rebound Hammer Method The concrete rebound hammer test (often referred to as Schmidt Hammer) was invented in 1948 and is still a popular choice to test the compressive strength of concrete. To use this method, the concrete rebound hammer must first be calibrated against a steel test anvil….

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Where to Buy the Best Concrete Thermometers

You’ve arrived at this blog post because you’re interested in evaluating and selecting from the plethora of concrete thermometers available in the market. Before we dive into suggesting some of the best thermometers we’ve come across, it is essential to address the importance of testing for concrete temperature, why doing so may prevent risks such…

An Essential Guide to Concrete Formwork Removal

Before we delve into the process of its removal, it is essential to understand what “formwork” means in the concrete sphere. As described by Hunker, formwork that is set prior to pouring concrete “serves as a frame for the shape of the concrete, holding the poured material in place as it cures”.   Safely Pour Concrete Under…

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Open Roads Sooner with Concrete Curing Sensors

Road construction can be a lengthy, disruptive process—so ensuring that your project stays on schedule is one of your most important responsibilities as a project manager. Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More Even before groundwork…

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Pouring Concrete in Winter vs. Summer: What’s the Difference?

One of the most important aspects of concrete strength development and ensuring the integrity of a completed structure is the temperature of the concrete pours during the early stages of construction.  Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring…

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How to Cool Concrete in the Summer, and Why it’s Important

Summer is a busy time for the construction industry. The warm months present a chance to get a lot done, and avoid the extensive challenges that come with cold weather concreting. However, those exceptionally hot summer days can also affect the safety and durability of your structure if…

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6 Ways You Know to Test Concrete Strength and 1 You May Not Know

When choosing a method for concrete strength measurement and monitoring, it’s important for project managers to consider the impact each technique will have on their schedule. While some testing processes can be done directly onsite, others require extra time for third-party facilities to deliver strength data. Time is…

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Field-Cured vs. Standard-Cured Cylinders

How Curing Methods Affect High-Strength Concrete ASTM C31 is the standard that defines two different concrete curing conditions, standard curing and field curing. It is the standard that dictates the procedures for making and curing test cylinders and can become a problem when an engineer or purchaser argues…

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Cut Down Your Project Schedule by Testing Concrete Strength Onsite

A lack of productivity onsite is one of the most frustrating issues facing the construction industry today. Think about the hours and hours you spend in a single day with no choice but to sit around and wait. Historically, this issue has been largely neglected in the industry…

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Concrete Temperature Monitoring in Mass Concrete

Why It’s Important and How It’s Done In recent years, the development of large concrete structures has become increasingly common due to its many structural benefits. Concrete presents a number of characteristics that improve the sustainability performance of a structure. Not only does it offer advantages regarding sustainability…

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