How Contractors Can Start Using Smart Concrete™ in 4 Simple Steps
Smart Concrete™ is a powerful new technology designed to help contractors save money by gaining control of their projects and optimizing processes at the jobsite. By having real-time concrete performance at their fingertips, contractors can better control their schedules, crews, costs, and profitability on projects.
Here's how contractors can start building their first project with Smart Concrete™ in just four easy steps.
1. Partner with a Smart Concrete™ Ready-Mix Producer
The Smart Concrete™ solution starts with licensed ready-mix producers who integrate Smart Concrete™ sensors into their mixtures. These wireless sensors connect to a smartphone app (available for iOS or Android), where they display real-time concrete strength based on a pre-established mixture calibration.
2. Identify the Concrete Mix That's Right for Your Project
Smart Concrete™ producers have a variety of mixes calibrated and ready for contractors. They can help you identify a mix that fits your project's specific performance requirements--whether they be paving, post-tensioned decks, structural columns, or industrial elements.
3. Install and Activate Sensors
When you order a Smart Concrete™ mix, the RM producer will also give you the exact number of wireless Smart Concrete™ sensors to match your project's size. To install the sensors, you simply twist the mounting wires around a piece of rebar. Each sensor is individually installed within the placement section.
You can then activate the sensors through the free and easy-to-use cell phone app. Once the concrete is poured within the formwork, the sensors will automatically begin measuring concrete properties.
4. Pair Your Device and See Real-Time Strength
Once the concrete sets, you can use the mobile app to connect to the sensors and get access to real-time data such as concrete temperature and strength. Each time someone on the project connects to a sensor, the data is automatically uploaded to the cloud and shared with everybody on the project (including the contractor's personnel, the ready-mix producer, and any structural engineers or the building inspectors working on the project).
Using the app, you can generate PDF reports that show the performance of the concrete at each sensor location without having to process the data or go to the office.
Smart Concrete™ is that easy for contractors and ready-mix producers alike! As a contractor, you can begin using this novel technology in your projects following these four simple steps!