Giatec is driving breakthrough innovations in the concrete industry, bringing real-time data on concrete performance to the forefront of every construction jobsite.
Their suite of hardware and software products, including nondestructive testing technologies, IoT solutions, and wireless sensors, analyze data throughout concrete’s life cycle, helping to build structures faster, safer, and more economically.
Concrete is the second most consumed material in the world next to water. As its ingredients are readily available and can be easily formed into any shape, concrete has been the preferred material for building high-rise structures, bridges, roads, dams, and more. Throughout its life cycle, concrete’s properties and performance need to be closely monitored.
This is to ensure critical decisions can be made by different stakeholders, including concrete producers, contractors, engineers, and owners of infrastructures. Construction companies are continually looking for solutions to increase efficiency on their jobsites as margins continue to tighten and skilled-labor shortages increase. This is where Giatec Scientific Inc. comes in as the recognized world leader in innovative concrete-testing technologies.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Giatec was co-founded in 2010 by Dr. Pouria Ghods of Carleton University and Dr. Aali Alizadeh of the University of Ottawa, to bring knowledge-based solutions to the concrete industry. Initially starting out at Invest Ottawa with a handful of products, the pair left this incubator space in 2012 and continued to grow quickly thereafter.
Today the company has almost 50 employees and over a dozen new positions looking to be filled. Not only that, but they have added more concrete-testing products and solutions to their suite of technologies.