Giatec SmartRock™ is a ruggedized waterproof wireless sensor/logger for monitoring the temperature of concrete from fresh stage to hardened stage. The SmartRock™ can be placed in the concrete formwork (installed on the rebar) before pouring to monitor the temperature of concrete in-situ. The continuous measurements are recorded on the SmartRock™ memory and can be downloaded any time during the concrete setting and hardening onsite using the mobile application on smartphone/tablet.
The continuous monitoring of concrete temperature can be used as a QC/QA method as well as maturity-based strength estimation of concrete. The field monitoring of concrete temperature can also help with optimizing the formwork removal time, application of load on the structure, and adjusting the curing temperature of concrete onsite.