4 Steps for Contractors to Use Smart Concrete in Their Projects
Start Saving Money and Optimizing Job Processes
Smart Concrete™ is a powerful new technology designed to help contractors gain control of their jobsite. By knowing real-time concrete performance, contractors can better control their schedule, their crews, their cost, and their profitability on a project. Here’s how contractors can start building their first project with Smart Concrete™ in just four easy steps:
1 - Partner with a Smart Concrete™ Producer
The Smart Concrete™ solution starts with licensed ready mix concrete producers that are able to sell concrete mixtures which easily incorporate the unique Smart Concrete™ sensors. Through a pre-established mixture calibration, the sensors connect to a cell phone app to report real-time strength of the concrete.
2 - Purchase Smart Concrete™ Mixes
Smart Concrete™ producers have a variety of mixes calibrated and ready. Matching the performance requirements of the project, the Smart Concrete™ producer can help the contractor identify a mix that fits the application, whether it be paving, post-tensioned decks, structural columns, or industrial elements.
3 - Place and Activate Sensors
Upon ordering a Smart Concrete™ mix, the producer will provide the contractor with the correct number of sensors to match the order size. By twisting together the mounting wires around a piece of rebar, each sensor is individually installed within the placement section. Once installed, the sensors are activated through the easy to use cell phone app. After placing concrete within the forms, the sensors will start to measure the properties.
4 - Pair Your Device and See Real-Time Strength
Once the concrete sets, use the mobile app to connect to the sensors and get access to real-time strength data. 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 maybe the structural engineer or the building inspector. From the app, the contractor can generate pdf reports showing 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! In four simple steps contractors can quickly begin using this novel technology on their projects.