Cemex Introduces i-Con – New Smart Technology Set To Revolutionise On-site Concrete Curing Process

Global building materials solutions supplier Cemex has introduced i-Con, a new data-driven, digital solution, designed to help contractors deliver smarter, more efficient concrete construction, during the critical curing process.

Cemex i-Con provides contractors with real time insights using Bluetooth and maturity tracking to make faster and more accurate decisions about when to remove formwork, apply loads, or pour concrete. This reduces time, the reliance on third-party testing and field cured cubes; ultimately allowing contractors greater optimisation and control over their project delivery.  

By enabling greater visibility of the compressive strength and temperature of concrete, Cemex i-Con’s new smart technology, is aimed at supporting a range of concrete applications from high-rise buildings and crane bases, to cast-in-place construction, bridges, tunnels and precast, using simple and easy-to-install wireless smart sensors, which are placed within the concrete formwork.

Mike Higgins, Cemex said: “Cemex i-Con has been created to help our customers drive greater efficiencies on-site and make smarter, more informed decisions during the time-intensive and often complex process of concrete curing.”

“Cemex i-Con is ideal for use on applications where rapid early strength is needed. When working with concrete, contractors plan for maturity development, dynamic visibility of this data means jobs may be finished ahead of schedule.”

Cemex i-Con works across all Cemex concrete mixes and is part of Cemex’s suite of added value digital tools, including BIM Plug-in software, which are designed to help contractors and specifiers improve their productivity, profitability, and sustainability, for intelligent, more efficient concrete construction. The reports generated by Cemex-i-Con can be used as part of BIM models, enabling users to upload detailed reports on concrete curing performance.

Cemex has the primary objective to become a net-zero CO2 company by 2050. The company’s road to decarbonisation is guided by Cemex’s Future in Action climate action strategy, to achieve sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management.

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