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The History of Concrete

There is no denying that concrete and the technology surrounding it have 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 have put together a list of notable events and discoveries in…

Pouring Concrete in Winter vs. Summer: What is The Difference?

Pouring Concrete in Winter vs. Summer: What Is 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 are not always lucky enough to experience perfect conditions for concrete pouring and curing. If the temperature is…

Top 11 Green Ready-Mix Concrete Producers in North America 

Top 11 Green Ready-Mix Concrete Producers in North America 

Sustainability and green movements have been quickly taking over industries, and construction is no different. Every year, 20 billion tons (10 billion cubic yards) of concrete are produced globally. This makes it the second most consumed product on earth, after water. Cement is not only the most expensive…

Sustainable Concrete: All Your Questions Answered

Sustainable Concrete: Positively Impacting the Environment

How Does Concrete Impact the Environment?  You have probably noticed that we are big fans of concrete here at Giatec. It is an amazing, durable, and cost-effective material used around the world. In fact, concrete is the second most used material after water! Still, we are aware that no…

New Giatec 360 Updates – Part 2: Graph Customization Tools

New Giatec 360 Updates – Part 2: Graph Customization Tools

This article will continue on the topic discussed in Part 1, be sure to check it out! Keep your winter pours in check with the Free Concrete Pour Checklist. Download the full Checklist now and experience smoother, stress-free cold-weather concreting like never before. Download Free Checklist DisplayThe max…

New Giatec 360 Updates – Part 1: Temperature, Strength, and Maturity Charts

New Giatec 360 Updates – Part 1: Temperature, Strength, and Maturity Charts

As part of Giatec’s continued efforts and goal to meet customer requirements and expectations, progressive changes are being made to the system to better comply with updating needs. Working with clients on a global scale, we strive to provide a streamlined platform that is one place for all….

Concrete Testing Equipment for Your Thermal Control Plan

Consistent temperature tracking is one of the most crucial steps after a concrete pour. By monitoring the temperature, you will be able to create an optimal curing environment. This will improve the overall strength of your concrete. According to ACI 301-16 standards, maintaining temperatures is also critical for the success of the hydration…

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Level Up Your Project Reports With Giatec 360™ – Part 2

Let’s dive deeper into report generation to learn more about how Giatec 360’s reports help you make better decisions faster on the jobsite. For an introduction to Giatec 360, click to read Part 1 of this blog. Keep your winter pours in check with the Free Concrete Pour…

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Level Up Your Project Reports With Giatec 360™ – Part 1

Let’s learn about Giatec 360 and how to make the most of this advanced web-based dashboard for monitoring and managing concrete pours. Keep your winter pours in check with the Free Concrete Pour Checklist. Download the full Checklist now and experience smoother, stress-free cold-weather concreting like never before….

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Giatec Award for Best Paper 2022 

We are very excited to announce the launch of our annual sustainability in construction research paper award contest! This is a great opportunity for civil engineers to expose their research and development to a global audience of industry experts. Plus, the winner will receive a monetary award of $1,000 US….

Measuring Relative Humidity With Embedded BlueRock Sensors In Concrete

Measuring Relative Humidity With Embedded BlueRock Sensors In Concrete

 During construction, the internal relative humidity (RH) of concrete plays a significant role in the progression of work. Especially in slabs-on-ground or suspended slabs that are to receive moisture-sensitive flooring materials, professionals often rely on experience to understand the drying time of field concrete. Flooring materials such as…

Use These Tech Tools for More Efficient Cold Weather Concreting

Devices and Tools for More Efficient Cold Weather Concreting

Despite the complexities and unexpected challenges that cold weather brings to the concrete pouring process, the industry has made great advances when it comes to tools and solutions. Today, it is possible to record temperature and strength data wherever you are and at any time. Let’s delve into the…

Pouring Concrete in Winter

Everything You Need to Know About Pouring Concrete in Winter

 The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and the frost is covering the ground. While it may be exciting to imagine a festive winter season, that is not what comes to mind when working in the construction industry. Especially, when you have a project to complete, a schedule to maintain, and a desired concrete temperature…

Giatec’s Unique Concrete Knowledge Resources

Giatec’s Unique Concrete Knowledge Resources

The Giatec Scientific website is a treasure trove of concrete knowledge, ranging from blogs and case studies to podcasts and videos! Find a few of our exclusive resources below: Keep your winter pours in check with the Free Concrete Pour Checklist. Download the full Checklist now and experience…

Engineering Solutions and Technical Support at Giatec

Engineering Solutions and Technical Support at Giatec

For over a decade, Giatec has leveraged advanced technologies such as: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions to help the construction industry redefine business models and value propositions. We integrate best engineering practices, research, and developments to achieve sustainable infrastructure constructions. Keep your winter pours in check…

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