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Dubai Inaugurates First 3D Printed Office Building

On hearing mention of Dubai, most of us envision celebrated and extravagant lifestyles featuring piles of gold and private jets, lavish spreads of wealth, and unfathomable luxury, prominently on display for all to envy. This city, the most populated within the entire United Arab Emirates, is of course…

Five Infrastructure Emergencies in the U.S.

Advocates for investing in the nation’s infrastructure are hesitant to single out certain projects as deserving priority over others, arguing that sustained funding and attention is needed equally across the board. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit But there are some crumbling structures…

The Private Sector Can Improve Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Douglas L. Peterson is President and CEO of S&P Global and Susan Story is President and CEO of American Water. They are co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Executive Council on Infrastructure. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit It’s time to break the…

A new custom 3D printable cement

While 3D printing homes still sounds like something that only happens in science fiction, the technology is coming along nicely. There are naturally a few hurdles to overcome before it becomes commonplace, but most of the pieces are already in place. Companies have developed large robots capable of…

Record Demand at Bauma 2016

• 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit • Approx. 580,000 visitors from 200 countries• Higher than expected order activityA seven-day show of superlatives at Bauma attracted around 580,000 visitors from 200 countries to Munich between April 11 and…

Corrosion Awareness Day

It is a never-ending problem! Corrosion of rebar in concrete is the major cause of infrastructure deterioration worldwide. April 24th is the corrosion awareness day. So, here is an article in contribution to the challenges we have dealing with corroding concrete infrastructure Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor…

bauma Innovation Awards

Six companies and research institutions were with the bauma Innovation Award during a festive ceremony held on April 10 in the church Allerheiligenhofkirche in Munich. The award is presented as part of the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and…

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Rebar Corrosion | Concept and Measurement Techniques

Rebar corrosion is one of the main deterioration mechanisms in reinforced concrete structures exposed to aggressive environments. In this video, the basic corrosion concept is presented, and various electrical methods to assess the steel corrosion in concrete are discussed.

Giatec In Denmark

Giatec’s SmartRock sensors are continuing to get adopted internationally. With sensors sold in over 25 countries since launched in November 2015, we are looking forward to further extending our smart concrete testing technologies to clients worldwide. We have been able to achieve great and quick success with the…

Kolkata Overpass Collapse

On March 31st 2016, one of the largest cities in India, Kolkata, witnessed a massive overpass collapsed. The massive structure collapsed onto a busy intersection in the commercial district of the city. According to multiple media outlets at least 20 individuals have been killed and up to 150 others were trapped after the overpass collapsed.

Concrete Hub, the educational mobile app

Click on your smartphone’s app store and type in concrete, what do you find? Nothing but endless calculator apps to help determine the amount of premixed concrete needed for a particular project. Yet the concrete industry is much more complex and intricate for those who live it everyday…

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete. The new building material could transform polluting emissions into a valuable resource. A team of interdisciplinary researchers at UCLA has been working on a unique solution that may help eliminate these sources of greenhouse gases.

Corrosion is a never-ending problem for concrete

Estimates put the cost of concrete corrosion at about $9 billion annually. This article looks at the causes of corrosion and what’s being done to mitigate it and notes that ultrasonic and videoscope inspection can help determine if corrosion is occurring inside concrete.

Weak Concrete Blamed in Taiwan High-Rise Collapse

Design issues or lack of quality control? Empty oil cans were used as “construction materials” in the 17-story building that collapsed earlier this month in Taiwan following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Moreover, the rebar bending appeared to be performed incorrectly.

Researchers work to develop self-healing concrete

Researchers are hoping to use concrete’s natural properties to help aid in the healing process and extend the life of the material. The article summarizes much of the research into self-healing concrete.

De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety

De-icing concrete could improve roadway safety, guard against corporate espionage Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit January 22, 2016 by Scott SchrageA 200-square-foot slab of seemingly ordinary concrete sits just outside the Peter Kiewit Institute as snowflakes begin parachuting toward Omaha on a…

2016 Product Catalogue

Our 2016 Product Catalogue is out! Please download it from here to see the latest smart concrete testing technologies developed by Giatec.

VIDEO: What is concrete maturity?

In this video, you will learn more about the concept and application of the Maturity Method in concrete. Maturity Measurement has long been known as an effective approach in estimating the early age strength of concrete materials.

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