Interview With Giatec – Easy Engineering

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 Artificial Intelligence (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.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Giatec: Giatec specializes in concrete testing equipment and software, including sensors for measuring and monitoring early-age in-situ concrete strength, based on the Maturity Method or ASTM C1074, temperature, and relative humidity. We also provide award-winning products for monitoring the rate of corrosion in reinforced concrete structures and lab devices which monitor bulk electrical resistivity, surface electrical resistivity, and chloride permeability of concrete.

E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new products?

Giatec: So far in 2020 Giatec has released the SmartRock® 3 wireless concrete sensor, a re-engineering of our award-winning SmartRock® 2 sensor.  In addition to an update in the sensor’s design, activation, installation, and wireless signal range, ‘SmartRock 3’ is equipped with dual-temperature monitoring capabilities. This enables users to measure temperature values at two locations simultaneously.

Furthermore, our SmartRock suite of features, including our mobile application and our cloud-based web dashboard, Giatec 360™, has undergone extensive upgrades in terms of design and UI/UX. Based on customer insights and user activity, Giatec has added multiple features to its software platform, including the ability to share project data with stakeholders outside a company. With this dashboard, Giatec 360 users have more access and control of their important concrete data, allowing them to optimize all SmartRock wireless sensor capabilities, including analyzing temperature gradients, monitoring concrete curing in real-time, and predicting concrete strength. This provides valuable insights needed to make fast and efficient decisions on all construction projects.

SmartRock’s artificial intelligence assistant, Roxi™, has also been trained to reduce cement usage on construction jobsites during concrete testing. This helps producers optimize their mix design and save money without compromising concrete setting time or strength thresholds. It also helps reduce pollution from CO2 emissions.

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