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The Power of Real-Time, Online Data
Length: 45 Minutes


The general sentiment around construction and modern technology is that the industry has been slow to embrace it. While this is true of the past, the current and future construction industry is all about modern technology. Not only does technology help to make the industry safer (something that has been a struggle for a very long time), but it is helping contractors to take back control of their budgets, to make smarter choices about project planning and equipment and is, consequently, pushing the green-construction trend forward. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a summary on the current technologies being used in the construction industry with a focus on concrete and to dig even further as to how these can be applied to repair projects. It will provide case studies on how using technology to bring ambient and concrete temperature, relative humidity and strength (among other) data online can help contractors be more efficient.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the past and present state of adoption of technology in construction.
  2. Recognize recent developments in the area of concrete technology.
  3. Describe how real-time, online data can benefit repair processes.
  4. Identify necessary features when selecting new technologies for use in concrete repair.

Stacia Van Zetten, Chief Strategy Officer, EXACT Technology

Stacia Van Zetten, P.Eng is the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at EXACT Technology Corporation. She has over 8 years of experience in the industry with a focus on concrete materials, construction and technology, including supporting over 50 projects across North and South America. Stacia founded the Toronto Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute, sits on the board of the American Concrete Institute Ontario Chapter and participates in many committees within ACI and CSA. She co-founded EXACT to bridge the gap between construction and technology, with a goal to make concrete structures last longer, constructors work safer, and concrete construction more sustainable.


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