Acciona has used a project in Norway as a testing ground for an app that allows builders to adapt to variable weather conditions by enabling real-time monitoring of concrete production, transportation and delivery. Acciona also says the app can help mitigate material waste.
Spanish infrastruture major Acciona said it has developed an app that ensures full control of the entire concrete process – from production to the concrete being cast – as part with its commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Unveiling the new app, Acciona said it guarantees the top quality of its concrete and monitors everything that happens in real-time – from production to transport and to the final delivery thus resulting in higher quality, less wastage, lower cost and reduced CO2 emissions.
This app has been developed and tested in a project that Acciona is carrying out in Norway. Extra high demands are placed on the quality of the concrete due to changing weather conditions, said a top official.
“To be able to document that the concrete holds the quality we promise, we saw a clear need to monitor all steps of the process. In addition to being able to document the quality, the new technology also provides several other positive synergy effects, such as reduced costs and CO2 emissions,” stated Ignacio Calvo, the Transformation Director of Acciona’s Construction business.
“Considering the hot and arid weather in the Middle East region and the need to use high strength concrete, brings forward the problem of concrete durability under these climate conditions,” he stated.
Calvo pointed out that concrete structure tends to deteriorate more rapidly exhibiting greater problems with cracking control in temperate regions of the world. The company now wants to use this technology in several projects, both in Norway and other countries, he added.