4:08 – 4:43 pm
ROUNDTABLE: A Chance for Change: Transforming the Concrete Industry with IoT
Susan Dalton, Vice President, Smart Technology and IoT and Mark Roberts, VERIFI R&D Director at GCP Applied Technologies lead a team with deep experience in the concrete industry – people who have spent their work week at ready-mix plants for years or decades, so they’ve seen the pain points in the industry. One problem they found was that ready-mix producers had little insight into what happened while concrete was in transit from the plant to the jobsite.
This spurred them to help create a new category in the specialty construction industry that combines sensor technology with predictive analytics to measure and manage concrete in transit. Initially GCP developed the VERIFI in-transit concrete management system to measure and manage concrete in transit. But once the R&D team had all this data collected from the ready-mix trucks, they were able to start seeing trends – and that this data, presented in the right way – could be incredibly valuable to customers.
The industry-transforming solution now arms concrete producers with the ability to identify and resolve major productivity bottlenecks with everything from driver productivity to materials management.
This has been a tremendous game changer for the industry. The round-table participants will include GCP R&D members sharing discoveries from these new systems and a customer discussing how this IoT technology is transforming their business.
Susan Dalton, vice president of smart technologies and IoT, GCP Applied Technologies
Patrick Frawley, director, quality assurance, Central Concrete Supply Co.
Ray Malacrea, Verifi In-Transit concrete management business specialist, GCP Applied Technologies
Mark Roberts, director of Verifi research and development, GCP Applied Technologies