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Exclusive Features | CONCRETE SENSORS
of concrete for the maturity method. The
sensors take readings on temperature and
humidity and that data is interpreted using
additional data collected through lab testing to tell the real-time strength.
"Being able to tell the real-time strength
of concrete with great accuracy is a
game-changer," Dowdall says. "Our lab
is specially designed for concrete testing
for the maturity method. We test the mix
design at a variety of temperatures and
are able to determine the sensitivity of the
design in a variety of conditions."
The in-house lab sets Concrete Sensors
apart from older practices because it gives
the company the ability to determine the
sensitivity of any mix design at any temperature. "In order to know how any mix
design acts with great certainty, we have to
test them ahead of time," Dowdall explains.
"We add our findings to the mix design database to get real-time and predictive data
on strength to take action faster."
Concrete Sensors compares its lab results
with data from the sensors in the field to
accurately predict the status of the concrete.
"It is far and away the most accurate way to
non-destructively measure concrete and
predict outcomes," Dowdall notes.
its clients. It provides actionable reports and
functions that clearly communicate the data
and alert contractors if there is a problem.
"Most contractors are reactionary, constantly running around putting out fires, so what
I'm trying to do is to help focus contractors
to be proactive by having real-time data and
alerts that will let you know when there
might be a problem," Dowdall says. "We are
not just a data point, but a solution focused
on solving problems."
Typically each construction project has its
own set of guidelines set by a combination
of code, the engineer of record or general contractor's standards. "For example,
you don't want concrete to get below 40
degrees," Dowdall explains. "If you have a
swimming pool worth of thick concrete, you
have to monitor the temperature because
it will be different at the center than on the
surface and set those parameters."
Although Concrete Sensors can help con-
Sensors is working to
provide intuitive solutions that
are easy to use.
Concrete Sensors developed its own software platform to provide actionable data to
The company offers two
types of sensors: the CS100
and the CS200.
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