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Subway Lines on the Rise

The city of Las Vegas, Nevada has been notorious for its new projects in infrastructure for decades, and now a new breakthrough addition is about to be made. News of a potential subway line underneath the infamous strip has been stirring, and the feedback has been one extreme…

Bridge Inspection Realities

In light of The construction season upon us here in Canada, here is a very informative infographic about bridge inspection practices in America and where the country currently stands. Bridge inspection practices are not complying with the standards and the matters are not taken seriously. Infrastructure in North…

Self-Healing Bio-Concrete

An invention by Delft University microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers offers an innovative approach to creating more stable concrete by adding limestone-producing bacteria to the mix; i.e. self-healing bioconcrete.

A 21st Century Solution to our Problems

How smart technology is changing the concrete industry for the better Got the game on? Don’t miss a shot with SmartRock® in hand. Move faster. Cure better. It’s game on with SmartRock. Find out more today By Sarah McGuireJohn Oliver, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight has…

Concrete Electrical Resistivity

In an article published by the Concrete International, the basic concepts and measurement techniques as well as the applications of electrical resistivity method as novel NDT approach for concrete quality control are discussed.

Special Mentions of the ACI Convention

Got the game on? Don’t miss a shot with SmartRock® in hand. Move faster. Cure better. It’s game on with SmartRock. Find out more today After a very successful time spent at the Fountains of Concrete Knowledge ACI convention in Kansas City, there are many companies and organizations…

Detroit Sparks Infrastructural News

Another bridge in America has been deemed as deficient, which sadly comes as no shock to anyone well-educated on the current state of America’s infrastructure. The Rouge River bridge, a part of Detroit’s major trans-way the 1-75 was last inspected in 2013 and will not be repaired until…

Jordan River Faces More Pollution

Got the game on? Don’t miss a shot with SmartRock® in hand. Move faster. Cure better. It’s game on with SmartRock. Find out more today The Jordan River in Utah is at risk of contamination due to the illegal dumping of concrete materials in the Jordan wetlands. The…

Apple Brings Concrete & Sustainability Together

Another innovation is transpiring in the world of concrete, but not in the technology and software aspect. Apple Inc. has begun another project, unconventional from their standard technology devices from smartphones and computers to general software. As opposed to their current philosophy downsizing products to have all the…

Concrete Industry Advancements

Progress Builders, a San Jose, California-based company offers a variety of services to ease construction projects and has just announced the release of new application, available on iOS software devices. The company focuses primarily on building custom homes and has a vast portfolio, including many projects with the…

5 Remarkable Innovations

Got the game on? Don’t miss a shot with SmartRock® in hand. Move faster. Cure better. It’s game on with SmartRock. Find out more today The World of Concrete 2015 trade show, hosted in the dynamic city of Las Vegas attracted over 60,000 attendees this year with over…

Lessons Learned From the Harmon Hotel

In light of Giatec Scientific’s recent visit to Las Vegas for the World of Concrete 2015 trade show, we would like to take a closer look into the current and future infrastructure of the city. Aside from the infamous partying and gambling, Las Vegas is also well known…

Celebrate Concrete!

The World of Concrete 2015 Exposition is only four days away and Giatec Scientific is excited about being able to represent our concrete testing devices and meet the other exhibitors. Concrete impacts the average person more than one would think. Without it, transportation methods would be much different…

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Bulk Resistivity Testing | A project with RMCAO

Got the game on? Don’t miss a shot with SmartRock® in hand. Move faster. Cure better. It’s game on with SmartRock. Find out more today Determine the Durability of Hardened Concrete with RCON™The RMCAO Technical Committee is currently conducting a research project with Giatec Scientific to evaluate the…

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