Smart Concrete Newsletter – August 2017

Why You Should be Excited About Smart Concrete

3 Unexpected Benefits of Smart Concrete™ for Flatwork Contractors

With all maturity systems, contractors can benefit from knowing real-time strength allowing them to post-tension decks, strip forms, or open pavements to traffic sooner. Although there are many expected benefits of using Smart Concrete™, a rugged concrete maturity and temperature monitoring system, contractors have found a few new unexpected benefits.


Who Cares About Mix Optimization?

The term “mix optimization” is often misused or abused by vendors to ready-mix producers to up-sell their products or justify their value proposition. However, mix optimization can be a powerful tool for ready mix producers to save money in mix costs and provide the contractor with a better product. That being said, it takes days in the concrete lab mixing, weighing, and testing a range of concrete mixtures for proper mix optimization.

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Why Ready Mix Producers are Excited About Smart Concrete™ for Wall Contractors

Offering Smart Concrete™ is a way for concrete producers to differentiate themselves from wall contractors. Smart Concrete offers four key benefits for these foundation contractors including live data sharing which allows the office to see real-time strength of the concrete as soon as it is updated by the crew in the field.

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Ready Mix Success Stories

Giatec Welcomes Lafarge as a Smart Concrete Producer

Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of LafargeHolcim Ltd. and a world leader in the building materials industry, has partnered with Giatec to offer Smart Concrete™ to its customers. Smart Concrete™ is a value-added solution offered to contractors and construction companies who want to obtain real-time concrete temperature and strength results on the jobsite.


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