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Curing Techniques for Improving the Compressive Strength of Concrete

As we build concrete structures, it is important to know the ability they have to withstand compressive loading and to find ways to improve it. Therefore, this blog will delve into the advantages of three practical curing techniques to enhance the compressive strength of concrete. Get Your First…

Choosing the Right Concrete Monitoring Logger for Your Jobsite

Properly testing your concrete and logging data is essential to your construction project! There are many methods and tools on the market that allow you to easily gather the important temperature and strength information that you need. Concrete temperature loggers and concrete maturity devices have become increasingly popular over the last decade and there are many options available for your job site. Keep reading…


Giatec 360™: An Online Concrete Monitoring Software for Testing Reporting

Giatec 360™ is the world’s most advanced web-based dashboard for controlling and predicting the quality of concrete pours. With this latest online concrete monitoring software, you are introduced to the next level in user management capabilities. These range from data reporting and data analytics for your SmartRock® wireless…

Monitoring Concrete Temperature With Wireless Sensors

Concrete Setting: What it Is, Why it’s Important and How to Test It

According to ASTM C125 – 20: Standard Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, concrete setting is “the process, due to chemical reactions, occurring after the addition of mixing water, that results in a gradual development of rigidity of a cementitious mixture.”   Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor…

The Importance of Monitoring Temperature Differentials in Mass Concrete

Why You Should Be Monitoring Your Concrete’s Curing Temperature

Monitoring your concrete curing temperature during the early stages of construction ensures the integrity of your structure. This is especially true during extreme weather conditions when mixing and curing of concrete are subject to different environmental elements. If freshly poured concrete is exposed to temperatures that are too…


From Jobsites to the Cloud, the Paths Your Data Can Take

Wireless technology has been growing at an incredible rate, having a deeper presence in everyday life than ever before. From earbuds to refrigerators, it seems like everything is getting the wireless treatment these days to a point where you might ask, isn’t it a bit excessive? One of…

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Giatec Award for Best Paper

We are very excited to announce the launch of our annual research paper 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. The “Giatec Award for…

Analyzing Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Analyzing Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Reinforced concrete structures have shaped our cities for thousands of years, from historical buildings stretching as far back as the Romans to present day, such as the 3-storey parking garage adjacent to the mega shopping mall a few miles from your home. As individuals living in the 21st…

Concrete-Eating Robots – The Future of Recycling Old Buildings

Concrete-Eating Robots – The Future of Recycling Old Buildings

The process of demolishing a building involves heavy machinery to crush concrete and separate valuable materials that can be reused. Current methods consume quite a significant amount of time and money in order to safely disassemble the building, extract parts, and transport the materials to off-site centers for repurposing. Furthermore, these processes use a large volume of water to prevent dust clouds from…

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Why Measure Concrete Resistivity?

Concrete is a porous material which contains microscopic voids known as pores. These pores range in size, vary in connectivity (pore structure) and can be added to the concrete via air-entraining admixtures. The water-to-cementitious material and type of cementitious materials used have a significant effect on the pore…


Reduce Heat Curing Cost of Concrete in Winter Using the Maturity Method

Every year, the construction industry goes through a recurring cycle. During summer, construction worksites explode in number and activity. This is the time when concrete strength development occurs at a steady pace. The summer weather contributes and does not slow concrete strength gain. This blog will walk you through some of the methods commonly used to…

Maintaining Concrete Curing Temperature Onsite: Curing Boxes VS. The Maturity Method

Concrete curing temperature is undoubtedly a critical part of construction. According to a report by ACI Committee 308, the American Concrete Institute defines “curing” as “the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time.” This process can be negatively impacted if freshly placed concrete…

Salt Damages to Concrete Roads Outweigh the Benefits

Salt Damages to Concrete Roads Outweigh the Benefits

Winter in colder climates such as Canada, Alaska, and the Upper Mid-West entails treacherous and unpredictable driving conditions, with snow and ice build-up making roads unsafe. For over 70 years, the solution to this problem has been to cover roads with sodium chloride…

Building Clean Energy: Mass Concrete Temperature Monitoring with SmartRock®

Building Clean Energy: Mass Concrete Temperature Monitoring with SmartRock®

As global initiatives to go carbon-neutral continue to push the demand for sustainable and renewable energy sources, many are looking to wind farms as a green solution to energy needs. Wind power has been used as an energy source for centuries – from windmills grinding grain to sailboats traversing bodies of water. However, as more and more of…

Dallas Bridge Margaret McDermott Eliminates Testing to Save Money

Photo by Art Davis, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons  Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The Margaret McDermott Dallas Bridge over the Trinity River in Dallas, Texas was intended to replace the I-30 bridge built in the late 50s to early 60s….

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