Two male engineers look at a mobile phone to see the Maturix platform at a construction site under a clear, sunny sky.
Two male engineers look at a mobile phone to see the Maturix platform at a construction site under a clear, sunny sky.

As summer approaches us here at Kryton in Canada, we know that many of you will be planning your hot weather concreting. While the weather can be a joy to experience for yourself, it can also make concreting more challenging.

For one, high temperatures will accelerate the early-age strength gain of your concrete. This sounds like a great way to naturally expedite your schedule. But it’s hard to take advantage of that when you aren’t sure of how fast your concrete is developing.

Moreover, once high temperatures get excessively high, your concrete can develop a number of durability concerns. For…


Kruse Smith has attached three Maturix sensors to three separate poles of reinforcing rebar.
Kruse Smith has attached three Maturix sensors to three separate poles of reinforcing rebar.

Providing the best results for clients: that’s what most contractors strive for. And Kruse Smith is no different. That’s why the Norwegian contractor has recently started digitalizing their work for the E39 highway project. As part of this process, they took a special focus on technological innovations and how those could improve their on-site performance. That has allowed them to minimize any repetition, time consumption, and labor costs associated with their work while producing more cost-effective and timely end results.

More specifically, it has allowed them to effectively develop the 19 km (11.8 …


A comparison between concrete with and concrete without Hard-Cem shows that the concrete with Hard-Cem is smoother.
A comparison between concrete with and concrete without Hard-Cem shows that the concrete with Hard-Cem is smoother.

When you think of concrete, it’s likely not long before you’re thinking about its durability. It’s one of the more well-known advantages of the material. And it’s why many choose to use concrete in construction. After all, no one wants to build with a material that couldn’t withstand the outside elements. So we turn to that concrete durability, relying on it enough to make concrete one of the most consumed materials on the planet, second only to water.

But concrete isn’t invulnerable. Depending on its mix, you could have a maintenance liability on your hands. Luckily, there is a way…


Dust surrounds a construction worker wearing a mask as they drill into a floor.
Dust surrounds a construction worker wearing a mask as they drill into a floor.

While it doesn’t look like silica dust is going away anytime soon, you may want to consider using an alternative material for your worksite when possible. After all, regulations in the United States of America (USA) are starting to get tighter. And it’s possible those restrictions will become the norm for other countries too.

In fact, just last year, the USA’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program on the material. It’s an initiative that’s meant to restrict silica dust exposure due to the risk it can pose for workers in a number of industries. As…


Two tanks belonging to Aquatera’s water plant stand side by side near partially constructed structures.
Two tanks belonging to Aquatera’s water plant stand side by side near partially constructed structures.

Ever thought about what it takes to keep the water you drink and the water you see outdoors clean? It’s not often considered! But there are companies who work tirelessly to make it all happen. Aquatera is one such company. Since 2003, they’ve acted as the owner and operator of water and wastewater treatment and transmissions systems for the City of Grande Prairie in Alberta, Canada.

Under their direction, Grande Prairie’s citizens have been able to enjoy safe, clean drinking water and ensure that their wastewater returns fully sanitized back to the Wapiti River. …


A Maturix Sensor and its case are laying next to each other on concrete blocks in a worksite.
A Maturix Sensor and its case are laying next to each other on concrete blocks in a worksite.

This past year, contractors and precast companies throughout North America got a chance to increase their productivity when it came to concrete monitoring. With the 2020 North American launch of Maturix® Smart Concrete® Sensors, they could now monitor concrete with fully wireless sensors that can be accessed remotely. All of which made monitoring concrete quicker and much more cost-effective.

The sensors caught a lot of industry interest because of this. Of course, that interest didn’t just come from the North American launch. The sensors were initially launched in Denmark and generated a lot of interest before coming to this continent…


A man holding a mouse in his right hand and his smartphone in his left is looking at a laptop.
A man holding a mouse in his right hand and his smartphone in his left is looking at a laptop.

It’s the beginning of a new year full of possibilities for business leaders. We still face many of the same challenges as last year, but with the rollout of vaccines worldwide, we should start to experience more stability in the market.

However, there’s still a ways to go, so how do we continue to adapt and maximize the opportunities in the year ahead?

We heard a lot about how to pivot our business in 2020. Now, we need to consider what that means to us in 2021. …


Some greenery is poking out over the concrete balcony of the Vancouver downtown library, which is surrounded by other buildin
Some greenery is poking out over the concrete balcony of the Vancouver downtown library, which is surrounded by other buildin

Sustainable architecture and concrete are not always considered compatible. After all, the production of concrete is known as the cause for at least 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. It’s why many concrete producers nowadays are creating their own low-carbon concrete mixes. And it’s also why some architects are hesitant about their use of concrete.

That is especially the case now as the effects of climate change advance. With this progression, people are seeing an increase in severe storms and heat waves. They’re also seeing a significant rise in temperature in the Arctic. It’s warming up two-and-a-half times faster than…


Kryton’s logo is on the left side while shades of Pantone’s colors for 2021 are shown on the left.
Kryton’s logo is on the left side while shades of Pantone’s colors for 2021 are shown on the left.

In December of last year, the world got to see Pantone’s colors for 2021 for the first time. Since 1999, Pantone has been choosing a color of the year, subsequently inspiring architects, advertisers, and designers across the globe. However, this year was a little different. Pantone, for the second time ever, chose to go with two colors instead of one. But what intrigued those of us at Kryton more was that their chosen colors represented Kryton’s own colors of yellow and gray.

When Kryton chose those colors for rebranding, it was not just to capture interest with the eye-catching highlight…


Maturix Sensors are attached to a structure, providing streamlined concrete thermal monitoring.
Maturix Sensors are attached to a structure, providing streamlined concrete thermal monitoring.

As the construction industry continues to embrace digitalization, we’ve been seeing a lot of concrete contractors ask after our Maturix® Smart Concrete® Sensors. While other sensors are available on the market, there’s still a lot to like about Maturix, which we recently discussed in an interview with Casper Harlev, the co-creator of Maturix and the CEO of Sensohive Technologies ApS. Part of the appeal is being able to use the sensors to monitor numerous locations wirelessly. There’s no need to physically go to the worksite to check the data. The sensors do it all instead, monitoring and logging each location’s…

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