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Monitoring Concrete Temperature With Wireless Sensors

Monitoring the temperature of your pour after placement is one of the most important steps in the construction of a concrete structure. That is why ensuring optimal curing conditions for your element is critical, especially during…

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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.  We’re not always lucky enough to…

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Remotely Monitor Your Concrete Structures in Cold Weather

During the winter months, when snow has taken over every inch of not only your driveway, but also your jobsite, it can be incredibly frustrating to carry on with regular construction operations. If you are working…

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Cold Weather Concreting

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With Concrete in Cold Weather Although contractors might wish they didn’t have to work in cold weather, construction doesn’t stop when temperatures drop. As temperatures fluctuate, concrete is subject to…

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The Limitations of the Concrete Maturity Method

As a company that develops and produces concrete testing equipment, we can’t stress how important it is to properly test concrete with reliable equipment. In the last decade, we’ve seen the arrival of real-time sensors that…

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Why There is a Technology Revolution Happening in the Construction Industry

What is Driving the Technology Revolution? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “revolutionize” as to change something radically or completely.    What would drive the revolution of the construction industry when the basic outcomes will remain the same?  Basic infrastructure…

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What is Post-Tensioning and How Does it Affect Concrete Strength?

Understanding Compressive Strength vs Tensile Strength   Ensuring your concrete is durable and stable isn’t just about achieving an acceptable level of compressive strength, which is the concrete’s ability to withstand loads that crush or squeeze it….

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The Top 25 Concrete Influencers to Follow in 2020

As social media platforms continue to grow, it can be overwhelming to decide who to follow. That is why we created this list of our favorite concrete influencers, five from Twitter, five from Instagram, five from…

How to Keep Your Concrete Knowledge Up to Date

The internet has an extraordinary amount of knowledge on any topic, including concrete and construction! At the same time, we know that not all of this knowledge is trustworthy. This is why we’ve created a list…

Wood Construction vs. Concrete Construction

Wood vs. Concrete: The Best Choice for Builders and GCs

Wood and concrete have been used in construction for thousands of years and for good reason. Both materials have properties that make them appealing building materials. In this blog, we will tackle the age-old debate between…

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