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Common Challenges When Measuring Concrete Temperature on Construction Sites

Monitoring Concrete Temperature On-Site According to ASTM Controlling the temperature of concrete on construction sites poses many challenges. Not only is it critical to keep track of your concrete’s temperature differential in order to ensure the optimal quality of concrete, but improper temperature measurement can lead to failed…

Relationship Between Concrete Curing, Concrete Temperature, and Concrete Strength

Although concrete curing, concrete temperature, and concrete strength are three different things with three different meanings, they are not independent of one another. There is a close-knit relationship between these aspects of concrete curing and each facet plays a significant role in the overall strength and integrity of…

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Concrete Maturity Method: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Concrete Maturity? Concrete maturity is a non-destructive approach that allows the estimation of the strength of in-place concrete. The method uses the temperature history of the concrete during the curing phases to estimate strength development. This approach requires calibration to create a unique relationship between the…

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Maturity vs. Pull-Out: Which Concrete Testing Method Should You Choose?

When it comes to testing compressive concrete strength, there are several methods to choose from. Field-cured cylinder testing is the most common method utilized for monitoring concrete strength on construction sites. For the most part, it has remained unchanged since its introduction in the early 19th century. However,…

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Using Maturity to Increase Allowable Concrete Temperature Gradients

With the evolution of the construction industry, we are building structures bigger than ever before. These massive structures are mostly made of concrete and often represent a challenge for many reasons. One of the main problems encountered is the concrete temperature difference between the core and the surface…

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The Best Concrete Sensor in 2020

A Review of Top Wired and Wireless Temperature and Strength Concrete Sensors Concrete Construction Planning In a construction project, concrete is often on the critical path. Most of the jobsite activities can not be initiated unless the concrete that is placed for building structural elements such as beams…

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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. This paper was researched with the help of Giatec’s iCOR® device,…

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