Lafarge Canada backs maturity, curing device specialist Exact Technology

Sources: Lafarge Canada Inc., Toronto; CP staff

The Exact Pro Logger measures ambient and mix temperatures, the latter through concrete slab or structure probes, transmitting both to the Relay hardware.

Lafarge Canada has announced an investment in Exact Technology Corp., a developer of digital concrete quality control solutions based in Toronto with Orlando, Fla. satellite office. Exact Technology offers Monitor, Match, Cure and Track hardware and software for cast-in-place or manufactured concrete, along with Sure Cure, an electric curing system suiting precast, prestressed beds and formwork. 

“Technology and sustainability are the construction industry’s future, and this investment in Exact Technology aligns with our strategy to accelerate green growth, driving building transformation and enhancing efficiencies,” says Lafarge Canada (East) CEO David Redfern.

“We actively seek partnerships that offer sustainable, high-quality, and innovative building solutions. Through this mutually beneficial collaboration, we aim to unite technology and performance, working jointly toward fostering innovation in the construction space,” adds Lafarge Canada (West) CEO Brad Kohl. 

 “Lafarge’s deep industry insights will strengthen our product development and refinement. At the same time, its global reach will help get our solutions into more hands, pushing the sector forward,” affirms Exact Technology Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Stacia Van Zetten. 

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Concurrent with its investment in Exact Technology, Lafarge Canada has teamed with CarbiCrete, Quebec-based concrete binding agent and curing method developer, to process steelmaking byproduct at its St. Constant – Montreal East manufacturing cluster and extend the latter company’s market prospects. CarbiCrete technology enables the conversion of formerly sub-grade, often landfill-bound steel slag to cementitious material with binding capacity affording full portland cement replacement in certain mix designs. It also uses carbon dioxide for concrete curing, the gas mineralizing as a result of the steel slag chemistry. CarbiCrete recently commenced binder and production method commercialization through Patio Drummond, Quebec concrete masonry and hardscapes operator.

“We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and leading the way in sustainable construction,” says Lafarge Canada (East) Vice President of Cement Andrew Stewart. “Our partnership with CarbiCrete is a testament to our dedication to offering sustainable solutions and actively participating in the circular economy.”

“Collaborating with Lafarge allows us to leverage long-established infrastructure and years of expertise in processing steel-related byproducts,” adds CarbiCrete CEO Chris Stern. “This enables us to make an immediate climate impact as we scale deployment of our technology, which reduces embodied carbon in concrete by both avoiding emissions and removing carbon through mineralization.”