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Swenson Awarded U.S. Patent for Structural Engineering Design

Barry Swenson always knew his company’s concrete construction methodology was something pretty special. Now he has the United States patent to prove it. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Earlier this year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the veteran builder’s San…

Construction begins on the Grand Paris Express Metro

5000 plus Parisians attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Fort d’Issy-Vanves-Clamart station on June 4 to mark the official start of construction on the first phase of the €25bn Grand Paris orbital express metro network. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free…

MCI-2020 Can Extend the Service Life of Concrete Structures

MCI 2020 is an organic, surface applied, migrating corrosion inhibitor designed to penetrate through cementitious materials including concrete, mortar, and limestone. It travels in both liquid and vapor (gas) phases through the pore structure, forming a protective, molecular layer on embedded reinforcement and allowing for the substance to…

Bone and Shells as Blueprints for Stronger Concrete

In the journal Construction and Building Materials, a paper was published contrasting cement paste with the structure and properties of natural materials such as bones, shells, and deep-sea sponges. Researchers noticed that the biological compounds are durable and strong due to the fact that they are structured with…

Kryton International Awarded an U.S Patent

Called a Method, Apparatus and System for Testing the Self-Sealing Capabilities of a Concrete Sample, the test measures and verifies the self-sealing properties of concrete to which a mix of specialty chemicals has been added. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit According to…

Upgrading the Panama Canal

After being up and running for the last 99 years, one of the most impressive engineering structure, will be getting an upgraded. The Panama Canal will be improved to cater for the increasing size of the world’s merchant shipping feet. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE…

Muskrat Falls Megaproject Concrete Collapse

According to Gilbert Bennett Nalcor Energy’s vice-president, Nalcor Energy will “ensure a full safety investigation is completed and that the contractor and its workers implement all safety recommendations that might be identified following this incident.” Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit NDP Leader…

The Crumbling Infrastructure in America

The majority of the United States’ largest infrastructure projects were built in the 19th and the 20th century. The USA was once in the headlines for having the most advanced public infrastructure systems on earth. Those headlines have changed and the country needs an upgraded system to match…

Fire and Explosion Proof Concrete Created by CEMEX

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced on May 4th 2016 that CEMEX Mexico developed a fire- and explosion-resistant concrete. The company designed this solution specifically to safeguard the Data Processing Center, Proyecto Q, of the…

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…

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