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Fully Embedded Wireless Concrete Sensors

The Best Concrete Sensor in 2020

A Review of Top Wired and Wireless Temperature and Strength Concrete Sensors Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Concrete Construction PlanningIn a construction project, concrete is often on the critical path. Most of the jobsite activities can not be initiated unless the concrete…

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Practical Installation Locations of Wireless Concrete Maturity Sensors

The traditional way to determine whether a concrete element is strong enough for critical construction operation is to monitor concrete strength using field cured cylinders. Once the specimens have reached the desired strength, usually 75% of the mix design strength, the project can then move forward and it…

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Avoiding the Uncertainties of Concrete Cylinder Testing with the Maturity Method

Concrete is a material that has been used for over a millennia. Concrete is the most used construction material in the whole world! More than that, behind water, it’s the most used material, all categories combined! Worldwide, approximately 10 billion tons of concrete are produced per year. Obviously,…

Essential Tips for Heating Concrete in the Winter

As extreme weather conditions in the winter arrive, construction companies need to be prepared to face the possible problems that could arrive. To prevent issues such as project delays when it comes to heating concrete in winter, contractors must be educated to adapt to cold weather concreting. Each…

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Are There Standards for Concrete Maturity in Your Country or State?

No matter where you are in the world, the ability to accurately measure the early age compressive strength of concrete is vital for a wide spectrum of construction projects. Concrete maturity directly affects the structural integrity and safety standards of job sites as well as the speed at…

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Effect of High Rebar Temperature During Casting on Corrosion in Carbonated Concrete

Giatec would like to congratulate Lijie Chen and Ray Kai Leung Su of Hong Kong for their publication of “Effect of High Rebar Temperature During Casting on Corrosion in Carbonated Concrete” in Construction and Building Materials journal. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit…

Solid like a Rock

Concrete testing is essential for all construction projects. Testing, in general, is a very lengthy and costly process. Traditional methods of concrete testing require additional time to set up equipment, often resulting in delays. However, Giatec’s SmartRock® maturity sensors offer a simple solution and a new modern approach…

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The Future of Smart Cement

Cement is a binding material that has contributed to the creation of historical monuments, but as we shift from 3000 BC into the twenty-first century, we can see the multitude of ways in which cement is being used. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo…

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Faster Tilt-Up With Concrete Maturity Monitoring

In the construction industry, innovations that reduce costs and speed up project completion are highly sought after—so it’s no wonder that we’re seeing a resurgence in the popularity of tilt-up construction. According to Tilt Wall Ontario Inc, over 10,000 buildings are constructed using the tilt-up method each year….

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A New Technique for Rebar Corrosion Rate Measurement in Concrete

Rebar corrosion is a recurrent problem in the construction industry. More specifically, it can affect the quality of a project by cracking and damaging the concrete, as well as adding costs of repairs. However, there are new technologies that can help us deal with corrosion in a practical…

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Relating the Electrical Resistance of Fresh Concrete to Mixture Proportions

Giatec would like to congratulate Karthik Obla, Rongjin Hong, and Stuart Sherman of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Dale P. Bentz and Scott Z. Jones, members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology for receiving ASTM International’s Advances in Civil Engineering Materials’ Outstanding Article Award…

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Why Project Managers Value SmartRock® Plus Concrete Sensors

SmartRock® Plus is the next level in online concrete monitoring and branded concrete mix design, helping ready-mix producers differentiate their company, and mixes, within their local markets. However, this service doesn’t just help producers, it also helps contractors and field personnel eliminate the need for field-cured break tests, and saving valuable time in…

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SmartRock® Plus: Helping Producers ‘Know Their Concrete’ Beyond the Pour

Since its commercial takeoff in the last three decades, the use of maturity sensors has historically been driven by contractors. In deploying this testing method on their jobsite, contractors get real-time temperature and strength data directly on their mobile devices, allowing them to make quick decisions. Before the…

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Concrete Mix Design Just Got Easier

A concrete mix is a combination of five major elements in various proportions: cement, water, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates (i.e. sand), and air. Additional elements such as pozzolanic materials and chemical admixtures can also be incorporated into the mix to give it certain desirable properties. While a ready…

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What Contractors Need to Know About Field Testing Concrete

A shortage of skilled labor continues to be the dominate issue in the construction industry, and rightfully so. However, delays in construction schedules have always been a thorn in the side of contractors, and history shows that probably won’t change. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE…

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Evaluating Concrete Quality with Electrical Resistivity

The fast-paced environment of the construction industry results in a constant search for better and more efficient ways to evaluate the quality of concrete. Despite the increase in state-of-the-art knowledge regarding concrete research, current industry practices still rely on compressive strength testing to measure concrete quality. However, the…

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