UK, October 20, 2016.- A one-of-a-kind cast-in-place structure is currently under way near Munich: the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre. The building’s cubature takes its form from a narrow double star system. The architecture of the construction project is characterised by inclinations up to 23 degrees and demands the ultimate in engineering from contractor and formwork supplier.
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Author: Ashley Simons, Doka UK Formwork Technologies Ltd, firstname.lastname@example.org
UK, 5 october, 2016.- The procedure for estimating the in-place strength requires measuring the in-place maturity. This is achieved by installing sensors at locations in the structure that are critical in terms of exposure conditions and structural requirements. The importance of this step cannot be over emphasised when the strength estimates are being used for the timing the start of critical construction operations.
Doka’s Concremote product and data driven service conforms to all of these International Standards and the Concremote sensors measure simultaneously the in-place concrete and ambient temperatures and time and compares this real-time data against a known calibrated concrete mix results and raises real time alerts when the required in-place target concrete strength is reached. Facilitating the optimization of on-site production activities. Typical data feeds from the Concremote monitoring service are: