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Planning for Cold Weather Concreting

As the leaves start to change, and the temperature starts to drop, construction companies are gearing up for the colder weather and all the potential challenges it will bring. This includes lag time and facing issues such as freezing of concrete at an early age, lack of required…

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The Importance of Moisture Testing Concrete Subfloors

Concrete is a permeable substance capable of absorbing and releasing moisture, which can continue to affect the RH of a slab long after it’s been placed. Sources of Moisture in Concrete There are many ways that moisture gets into a concrete slab. Ground moisture can enter either through…

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Evaluating Cracking in Concrete: Procedures

Article originally appeared on Bluey Technologies Why Cracks Form in Concrete Structures Concrete provides structures with strength, rigidity, and resilience from deformation. These characteristics, however, result in concrete structures lacking the flexibility to move in response to environmental or volume changes. Cracking is usually the first sign of…


IoT Applications for the Construction Industry

The construction job site is now ripe for fundamental changes that enable productivity, safety, process improvement and new tools. The Internet of Things (IoT) is allowing for the deployment of simple low power sensors, like SmartRock™ that are able to communicate cost-effectively. As IoT continues to become more…

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Concrete Maturity Calculation Methods

Maturity is a concept that has existed since the 1950s. Since then, various equations have been proposed to  measure the maturity of concrete. This chapter discusses three different methods that can be used in concrete maturity measurement: the temperature-time factor, the equivalent age, and the weighted maturity. All…

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What is Concrete Maturity?

The maturity method is a convenient approach to predict the early age strength gain of concrete, using the principle that the concrete strength is directly related to the hydration temperature history of cementitious paste.

Never have a low break again

Never Have a Low Break Again

Never Have a Low Break Again One of the most frustrating setbacks that occurs on jobsites is low concrete breaks. It seems like they always happen at the worst time, when your schedule is already delayed and you are trying to move your project along as fast as…

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Calibrating Your Concrete Maturity Sensors in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably getting ready to use wireless concrete maturity sensors, like SmartRock™, on your jobsite to monitor the strength of your in-situ slab. Here’s a little refresher on the concrete maturity method. The maturity method (ASTM C1074) is a non-destructive testing approach that…

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10 Ways to Get Your Field Teams to Use Construction Software

Introducing new technology and software into the construction industry has increasingly been a focus in recent years. This software can involve processing large amounts of data on numerous onsite activities, such as project scheduling, budget management, and more. Kickstarting this integration process is no easy task, especially when…

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Concrete Testing Goes Wireless

Testing concrete’s strength is essential, but is also messy and expensive. One needs to create test cylinders, cure them properly, transport them to the lab for more curing (or field cure them), and then break them in a compression machine just to throw the broken concrete into a…

How Concrete Cube Testing is Delaying Your Project Timeline

Time performance is one of the most crucial factors when working on a project. A delayed schedule not only eats into your profits, it also impacts your ability to start your next project on time. Frequent delays on site are a very common problem in the industry across…

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Optimize Your Project Schedule With Wireless Concrete Maturity Sensors

The construction industry is often described as being “slow”. Often this refers to how long it takes to complete a project, especially when multiple industry specialists are involved. However, more and more the construction industry has been referred to as “slow to adopt new technology.” This is especially…

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