News March 23, 2020

Are Wireless Concrete Sensors Only Good for One Thing?

Wireless concrete sensors do a little more than just sense

Let’s think about the data analysis as a set of three major steps: collection, processing, and decision making. Typically, these steps usually involve their own sub-processes and require specific equipment, tools, and expertise both on-site and off. In the case of concrete curing, collection is done using thermocouples (or other traditional temperature measurement tools), processing is done in a lab using cylindrical samples, and the decision making is then handled by project managers based on the lab results. 

The whole thing from beginning to end can take weeks to complete and isn’t very efficient. Wireless concrete sensors, on the other hand, do all of that and more in a single step. Embedded devices within the concrete slab constantly collect information, sending it directly to your mobile device in real-time. Advanced software then uses that data to make predictions on curing time, overall concrete strength, maturity, and relative humidity. Plus – with the help of cloud connectivity – the generated predictions and other vital pieces of information can be accessed by anyone, including project managers, and at any time. No need for tedious data collection or drawn-out lab testing. Wireless concrete sensors give you complete visibility into each and every single one of your concrete slabs at a glance. 

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