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Wired vs. Wireless Concrete Temperature and Strength Sensors

Since the commercialization of the maturity method, there have been important advancements in monitoring and computing technologies such as a simple thermocouple for concrete, wireless sensors, manual data entry, cloud sharing systems, and more. Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature…

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Coring vs. Maturity? What’s the Best Way to Test Concrete Strength?

The quality of your concrete directly depends on proper curing and accurate strength tests. While there are several different methods used to test concrete strength, not all of them are equally efficient. Below, we compare two methods of strength testing: concrete coring and concrete maturity. Safely Pour Concrete…

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Post-Tensioning in Cold Weather Conditions

What is Post-tensioning? Concrete has compressive strength, meaning that it can withstand its own weight within a structure. However, it lacks tensile strength. Therefore, as soon as everyday loads are added to that structure, such as vehicles in a car park or on a bridge, it struggles under…

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All of Your Questions About Sustainable Concrete, Answered

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…

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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 extreme weather conditions. The hydration process (the chemical reaction between hydraulic cement…

Giatec iCOR, MPs Corrosion innovation of the year

Offer Your Clients the Most Sophisticated Tool for Assessing Concrete Corrosion

Does your company provide condition assessment services to your clients? When was the last time your customers had an accurate understanding of the corrosion levels on the surface of their reinforcement? It’s strongly advised that annual and even semi-annual testing take place so they can understand the condition…

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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. Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength…

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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 perform tasks like pouring concrete in Winter, construction doesn’t stop when temperatures drop. As temperatures fluctuate, concrete is subject to different curing conditions resulting in sporadic strength gain. Contractors must…

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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 make it easier than ever to gather data and put it to…

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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.    Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More What would drive the revolution of the construction industry when the basic…

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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. You also need to consider its tensile strength, the concrete’s ability to…

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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 YouTube, and ten from LinkedIn. These users cover many different facets of…

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 of our favorite resources that you can use to grow your concrete…

How To Assess Corrosion in Concrete with an NDT Method

Have you ever been driving over a bridge and wondered who is in charge of making sure it is safe? Or how they test for rust and corrosion? Or maybe you have some knowledge of testing methods for corrosion, but you still aren’t sure of the best way…

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. Safely Pour Concrete Under Any Weather Conditions The leading concrete sensor for real-time temperature and strength monitoring Learn More In this blog,…

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