Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 35
'Being able to tell the real-time strength
with great accuracy is a game-changer.'
tractors save time and money and be more
proactive on-site, Dowdall says the industry
as a whole is slow to adopt new technologies. Because of this, the company spends
a lot of time educating contractors, design
firms and public sector organizations about
the benefits of using connected technology
on a worksite.
"It's encouraging that job sites are being
run through iPhones and iPads now,"
Dowdall notes. "What we're trying to do
is empower everyone to make use of this
powerful technology. It's easy! Zip-tie it
to the rebar, scan a QR code and that's it.
Our goal really is to get this standardized
among general contractors because we
think they would be crazy not to use us -
we can reduce their risk,
help them move faster
and reduce cost."
Concrete Sensors plans to
continue to evolve the
company and its technology. "Right now we use
Bluetooth and very soon
we will be rolling out a
more passive data collection system," Dowdall
says. "What that means
is with Bluetooth now
you have to walk
up to the site and
We will be launching a system that can sit
on-site and collects all the data from all the
sensors and we are very excited about it
and it's customer-driven."
So Much More
Concrete Sensors is also working to further
improve its predictive analytics. The ultimate goal of the company is to showcase to
the construction industry that it offers so
much more than sensor technology.
"Because of our thorough approach, we
expect to be one of the first in the construction industry to take real-time data
and make predictions about the future
for contractors to take action on," Dowdall
says. "Instead of hearing about things that
have gone wrong, real-time data from sensors can tell them how to more
efficiently operate the job
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