Giatec® Reduces Cement Usage and CO2 Pollution with Backing from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Giatec, backed by STDC, reduces cement usage and CO2 pollution
Giatec, backed by STDC, reduces cement usage and CO2 pollution

Giatec’s SmartRock™ AI Assistant, Roxi™, and SDTC Team-Up to Reduce Cement Use and Make Construction Sites Greener 

OTTAWA, Canada: Giatec®, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that they are working to reduce cement usage on construction jobsites with their artificial intelligence program (AI), Roxi™, with funding and support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). SDTC helps Canadian entrepreneurs accelerate the development and deployment of globally competitive clean technology solutions. 

Cement is not only the most expensive ingredient in a concrete mix, but its production is also responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions. In a construction project, ready-mix concrete producers design concrete mixes to meet specific performance criteria to reach strength targets quickly.  

However, the performance of concrete can be affected by various external factors including the quality variations in raw materials, ambient conditions, delivery time, pouring processes, jobsite curing conditions, etc. Currently, concrete producers have limited data and visibility into these factors, thus lacking accurate testing and monitoring capabilities. This leads to overdesigning concrete mixture by adding more cement than necessary to prevent potential performance issues.  

Giatec’s proprietary sensing technology combined with their real-time, predictive AI-based model, Roxi, allows ready-mix producers to adjust the amount of cement needed and meet concrete strength targets more accurately. As a result, this will cut at least 400 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 110 million cars off the road.  

“At SDTC, we are committed to advance Canada’s 2050 Net-Zero targets by strengthening support for climate tech entrepreneurs who are driving the green economy forward,” said Leah Lawrence, President & CEO, SDTC. “We are proud to support firms, like Giatec that are on the cusp of climate tech innovation and delivering substantial solutions to help fight climate change.”  

“Based on two case studies, we estimate that up to 20% reduction in cement usage can be achieved using our technology. With this funding, Giatec will provide a solution that will bring not only economic, but also environmental benefits, by reducing CO2 emission, air pollution, and water use in the construction industry”, says Pouria Ghods, Giatec Co-Founder and CEO.  

Roxi was the first AI program created for concrete testing, built for Giatec’s award-winning SmartRock™ wireless concrete sensors. SmartRock has been used in over 8,000 construction projects across 80 countries, giving Roxi access to millions of data points.  

ABOUT GIATEC 
Giatec is a global company revolutionizing the construction industry by bringing smart testing technologies and real-time data collection to the forefront of every jobsite. Giatec’s suite of hardware & software products has leveraged advanced technologies such as; AI, and Internet of Things (IoT), including; wireless concrete sensors, mobile apps, and advanced non-destructive technologies (NDT) to drive innovation throughout concrete’s lifecycle and reduce concrete’s carbon footprint. For more information visit www.giatec.ca

ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY CANADA  

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) helps Canadian companies develop and deploy competitive, clean technology solutions, to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil. By taking a cross-Canada approach, from seed to scale, and in partnership with the best peers and experts, SDTC is the global benchmark for sustainable development innovation programming. 

MEDIA CONTACT 

Dobrila Moogk, Vice President, Marketing 

Tel: +1 (877) 497-6278 ext. 9280 

marketing@giatec.ca 

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