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Embedded device tracks concrete strength, temperature

Quadrel has extended its quality control and enterprise software platforms for concrete production with vOrb, billing it as an “Internet 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;,

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