Concrete.ai applies generative AI solution to carbon-wise mix designs

Sources: Concrete.ai, Los Angeles; CP staff Concrete.ai has announced the commercial launch of Concrete Copilot, an artificial intelligence platform programmed to generate concrete mix designs and predict hardened matrix performance within seconds. During extensive field testing with producers across the U.S., the program optimized mix designs used in over 2 million cubic yards of concrete. The average material savings were…

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EarthCam artificial intelligence algorithm delves job site safety

EarthCam, a specialist in live camera technology, content and services for construction interests, has unveiled a breakthrough in its artificial intelligence platform, whose latest algorithms can detect when workers are operating at height with significant accuracy. An incremental improvement in safe practices due to better awareness created by objective AI camera analytics has real potential to prevent many injuries and…

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Prometheus bio-concrete scales sound absorption performance

Prometheus Materials, Boulder, Colo. developer of bio-cement and bio-concrete technology debuting in molded, dry cast products, reports strong performance of 2-in. thick specimens subjected to ASTM C423-23, Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method. Testing at the Johns Manville Technical Center Acoustical Laboratory in Littleton, Colo. determined that the company’s bio-concrete—formulated with…

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AI Part 2: The Concrete Case for AI Bots

Artificial intelligence is in the house—and it’s about to shake things up! Google, now a verb per Merriam-Webster, controls over 90 percent of the internet search market. Yet the search engine colossus lost over $100 million in market valuation on February 9 when its newly released AI chatbot, called Bard, gave a widely publicized wrong answer for an astronomy question.…

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DeWalt links new maturity sensor to AI-enabled ConcreteDNA platform

Sources: Converge, London; CP staff Stanley Black & Decker Inc. tool brand DeWalt is teaming with Converge, U.K. developer of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for concrete, to assist producers, engineers and contractors in portland cement-optimized mix design plus accelerated pour schedules. A partnership they announced at World of Concrete 2023, Las Vegas, will see maturity metrics from the new DeWalt…

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Investors back mix design developer AICrete with $4 million in seed capital

Sources: AICrete, Richmond, Calif.; CP staff Billed as the only recipe-as-a-service platform optimizing local materials for cleaner and more cost-efficient concrete, AICrete has raised $4 million in a seed funding round led by CLEAR Ventures and VoLo Earth Ventures, with participation from Cortical Ventures plus a multinational materials producer.  The capital positions AICrete to expand a proof of concept program…

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Titan affiliate applies artificial intelligence to cement plant downtime prevention

Sources: CemAI, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff A recently chartered entity, operating independently but affiliated with Titan America, has entered artificial intelligence solutions for cement plant operations. CemAI concentrates on predictive maintenance, building a platform that combines a proprietary licensed software with a continuous monitoring and incident resolution service for mills around the world. The firm works through multiple remote monitoring…

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Concrete.ai developers project Q3 2022 software commercialization

Los Angeles-based Concrete.ai is preparing for general release of its pioneering data science platform, programmed to reduce costs and embodied carbon intensity (CO2e) in concrete construction. Ahead of the launch, the company is filling key management positions and executing a worldwide, exclusive license from the University of California, Los Angeles for the underlying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)…

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Concrete.ai developers prepare for software platform commercialization

Sources: Concrete.ai, Los Angeles; CP staff Concrete.ai is preparing for general release of its pioneering data science platform, programmed to reduce costs and embodied carbon intensity (CO2e) in concrete construction. Ahead of the launch, the company is filling key management positions and executing an exclusive, worldwide license from the University of California, Los Angeles for the underlying artificial intelligence (AI)…

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HeidelbergCement invests in AI-mated maturity sensor technology

Lehigh Hanson Inc. parent HeidelbergCement AG has taken a strategic minority stake in Ottawa-based Giatec, whose proprietary sensors equip producers and their customers to monitor concrete maturity in real time. Combined with artificial intelligence algorithms configured to integrate with a wide range of concrete industry software solutions, the sensor data augments cement optimization, quality control, and formwork operations.  “Our investment…

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