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Improving Quality and Safety in Infrastructure Developments

Why Project Managers Should be Concerned with Concrete Quality and Safety When it comes to defects and failures in constructed facilities, project managers and construction companies can be facing a big increase in costs. Projects can face long delays due to the development of cracks in concrete or…

Is this the new Golden Age of Infrastructure?

Pre-emptive Testing to Increase Productivity in Construction In construction, many things can go wrong, from calculation errors to a minor miscommunication; but however small the error is, the mitigation process can significantly affect profit margins. In many cases, project planners underestimate the value of information. The McKinsey Global…

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How to Save Weeks on Your Project Schedule Using Concrete Sensors

Streamline Your Jobsite with SmartRock® Sensors When it comes to large projects that take weeks, months, even years to complete, cutting production time can result in huge savings for contractors. Using smart technology like concrete strength and maturity sensors can help save weeks on your schedules without adding…

A New Biological Solution for Repairing Concrete Structures

Using Mushrooms to Repair Crumbling Infrastructure There is no denying that as concrete ages it can start to crumble. Cracks and concrete corrosion can lead to weaker structures and in places like the United States and Canada where the majority of bridges, roads, and sidewalks are made of…

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SmartRock® Plus Training with MMC Materials

Giatec Visits MMC Materials in Ridgeland, Mississippi for Hands-on Training Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit MMC Materials has been delivering comprehensive concrete solutions including standard ready mix concrete and specialty solutions throughout Mississippi, South Alabama, West Tennessee, and Eastern Louisiana since 1927….

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A Take on Technology Adoption in the Construction Industry

By Roberto Nunez, Lecturer and Senior Construction Extension Specialist (Department of Civil Engineering, NC State University) In response to: Can We Uberize the Construction Industry? Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit As we know, building codes are only MINIMUM standards. Therefore, within the…

Hands-on with SmartRock® Plus Producer, Hilltop Companies

Hilltop Companies, a Ready-Mix concrete producer in Cincinnati, Ohio, welcomes Giatec for hands-on training In an effort to continue delivering quality services and products to their customers, Hilltop Companies participated in a two-day training session where they received on-site and technical training on SmartRock® Plus. Get Your First…

Giatec Welcomes MMC as a SmartRock® Plus Concrete Producer

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit MMC Materials, Inc., the Leading Supplier of Concrete Solutions Throughout Mississippi, South Alabama, West Tennessee, and Eastern Louisiana Partners with Giatec to Offer SmartRock® Plus to Local Contractors MMC Materials, Inc., a concrete supplier that serves concrete…

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Concrete Sensors Eliminate Guesswork

Original article appeared on Stuff.co.nz Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Christchurch-based manufacturer and supplier of concrete technologies, Canzac, has introduced sensors that can be buried in concrete to measure strength and humidity. Founder Lance Canute said most people don’t think too much…

Giatec Welcomes Lafarge as a SmartRock® Plus Producer

Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of LafargeHolcim Ltd. and a world leader in the building materials industry, offers a wide range of specialized and branded concrete solutions (such as Ductal® and Agilia ®) for various applications in the construction industry. With the addition of SmartRock® Plus, Lafarge will…

Why proper monitoring of concrete strength and maturity is important

In-Place Strength Monitoring of Concrete

Why Proper Monitoring of Concrete Strength and Maturity is Important One of the most important things to know during a construction project is the strength and maturity of concrete at any given time. Contractors have traditionally relied on lengthy break tests performed in laboratories in order to gather…

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How Smart Technology Can Help You Get Around Labor Shortage

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Maximizing Efficiency on the Job SiteNot only did the construction industry lose approximately 2 million skilled construction workers during the recession between 2007 and 2011, many of the skilled workers that were forced out of the industry…

The History of Concrete

The Historical Evolution of ConcreteThere is no denying that concrete and the technology surrounding it has come a long way since its discovery and development. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to smart sensors for testing concrete temperature, maturity, etc., we’ve put together a list of notable events…

How Concrete Can Help Reduce Air Pollution

Sulfur Dioxide Reduction and Carbon-Neutral Concrete ProductionPollution and poor air quality present many health risks to the population around the world. Approximately 5-7% of global gas emissions are produced by cement manufacturers. Sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide, two of the main contributors to air pollution, can be reduced…

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Top 10 World Record Breakers in Concrete

This week, we’ve compiled our top 10 record breakers in concrete. From old to new, this list will give you an idea of the best of the best in the world of concrete! Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit 1. Oldest Man-Made ConcreteThe earliest…

Can SmartRock® Plus Reduce Shoring Costs and Accelerate Construction?

Shoring. It might be the most boring part of any construction project. Hundreds of vertical supports just standing there, for weeks, doing nothing. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit As boring as it is, shoring is a critical safety element designed to keep…

Ready Mix Producers Can Cut on Operational Costs with SmartRock® Plus

According to industry data, quality management for all concrete production costs about $1 per cubic yard in the U.S. Of that dollar, 75¢ represents the cost of the quality department in working on job sites, making and breaking cylinders, and all of their other critical functions. The rest…

Concrete Producers Can Learn Something from the Ancient Romans

How Ancient Roman Concrete Has Survived The CenturiesResearchers have found concrete mixes from the Roman Empire prove to be the world’s longest-lasting. Modern concrete recipes are very different from the Roman formula, as modern concrete usually features cement, water, aggregates, and a reinforced steel interior. Get Your First…

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