Concrete Products

JAN 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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76 • January 2018 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS Quadrel has extended its quality control and enterprise software platforms for concrete production with vOrb, billing it as an "Inter- net of Concrete" solution akin to Internet of Things devices. The slab- or structure-embedded sensor alerts users on real-time concrete strength, indicating appropriate point of formwork removal; floor slab humidity levels; mass concrete temperatures; and, cylinder maturity. With vOrb, Quadrel contends, owners can access project quality data, contractors can accelerate construction, and producers can upsell as a value-add for performance mixes. — Quadrel Inc., Pittsburgh, 888/833-5557;, World of Concrete Booth N1057 Embedded device tracks concrete strength, temperature B2W Schedule, the latest addition to the B2W Platform, allows heavy/civil contractors to cen- tralize scheduling and dispatching functions, move them online and achieve real-time col- laboration to optimize resources. Users across workflows can view labor, material and equip- ment assignments on desktop or mobile devices and manage scheduling by initiating requests and fulfilling requirements with drag-and-drop functionality. In addition to Schedule, the B2W Software ONE Platform includes elements for estimat- ing and bidding, field tracking and analysis, plus equipment maintenance. B2W Inform, a mobile-first solution for electronic forms and enterprise data capture and analysis, was added last year. ONE Platform elements for managing operations utilize and update a common source of real-time data such as employee, job and equip- ment lists. "With our platform approach, live data flows logically across the unified elements," says B2W Software CEO Paul McKeon. "That drives process efficiencies, eliminates redundant data entry and errors, and enhances collaboration between office, field and shop." — B2W Software, Ports- mouth, N.H., 800/336-3808, 603/570-2500; www. World of Concrete Booth C4055 Heavy/civil scheduling software

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