Concrete Products

AUG 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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22 • August 2018 www.concreteproducts.com NEWS SCOPE PRODUCERS Cemex Ventures' first "smart concrete technology" investment is a developer of wireless sensors conveying accurate, project schedule-ac- celerating data. The sensor and transmitter technology of Cambridge, Mass.-based Concrete Sensors enables contractors and engineers to monitor hardening slabs' and structures' temperature, relative humid- ity and strength. Combined with a mobile app, the Internet of Things-styled devices supply numbers and measurements needed to make critical decisions with a high degree of accuracy. Upon completion of pours, sensors are automatically activated to immediately analyze the concrete, ensure quality, and foster schedule efficiency. Concrete Sensors tools con- tinually collect performance data to alert contractors and engineers of potential issues before they arise. Early users have included Turner Construction Co. and Skanska USA. Cemex Ventures CEO Gonzalo Galindo describes Concrete Sensors as "a startup that offers solutions to a broad range of challenges in construction. It brings added value to customers by exploiting our product benefits and saving costs." His business unit launched last year with a focus on helping to overcome challenges and seize oppor- tunities in the construction ecosystem through sustainable solutions, he adds. Based at the Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico, Cemex Ventures harbors an open, collaborative platform to engage startups, entrepreneurs, universities and other stakeholders in shaping the industry's future. Joining the unit in the Concrete Sensors investment are New York-based Requus Ventures, which targets opportunities in construc- tion and real estate; and, Arab Angel Fund, a venture capital fund positioned to facilitate North American startups' pursuit of Gulf Coop- eration Council business plus Middle East, North Africa and Western Asia markets. "Concrete Sensors' IoT solution for the construction sector offers an effective response to the industry's pervasive challenges and deliv- ers customer cost and time savings and overall quality improvement," affirms Arab Angel Fund General Partner Omar Darwazah. Cemex investment unit logs Concrete Sensors' positive signal STEP ONE: Powerhouse 50™ Concrete Remover Powerhouse 50 ™ should be applied either by sprayer or bucket and brush. Depending on the thickness, Powerhouse 50 ™ is usually diluted 50/50 with water. CONCRETE REMOVAL PROGRAM STEP TWO: Xtreme Clean™ Neutralizer and Surface Cleaner Xtreme Clean ™ is then used as rinse diluted one part product to 10 parts water, and as a water- based equipment wash. Xtreme Clean ™ will neutralize the Powerhouse 50 ™ as well as clean and degrease the surface. STEP THREE: Bio Slide™ Concrete Repellent CoaƟng Once the surface is clean, use Bio Slide ™ as a coaƟng to repel future concrete from sƟcking to the equipment. Spray on Bio Slide ™ and walk away. Bio Slide ™ will repel concrete for up to three days. U. S. CORROSION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 2638 NaƟonal Drive,Garland, TX 75041 800.638.7361 • FAX 972.278.9721 Call for 30 day trial of all three products, use code 123 www.corrosionx.com/concrete Treated Untreated

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