Bridge Construction in Danmark

How Zacho-Lind was able to cut down 7 days of project time using Maturix

PROJECT SUMMARY

What? Bridge (curved edge bar)
Where? Bagsværd, Denmark
When? September 2019

Contractor Zacho-Lind
Maturix Partner PASCHAL Danmark
Maturix Equipment 3 Maturix transmitters

CHALLENGES

The curing process of bridges needs special attention, as it is influenced strongly through external factors such as wind, weather or heating sources. As the bridge itself has to have a certain required strength before the formwork can be removed and other following working steps can be started, it is important to ensure that a certain strength has been reached before proceeding.

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SOLUTION

Using Maturix, wireless concrete sensors provide Zacho-Lind with direct insights into the curing process of the on-site structure. The contractor installed three Maturix transmitters to monitor at three positions (e.g. center, edge and joint) to follow the strength development in real-time.
The software shows the temperature development and the estimated strength based on the measurements from the sensors.
Additional software features such as automatic documentation and alarm setting allows keeping the overview of what happens on site.

Use Case Bridge Target
27/09/2019: The target strength of 30 MPa has been reached

RESULTS

Having the real-time insight into the concrete curing process enabled Zacho-Lind to plan better, act according to data and in the end, remove the formwork faster to save time and money.  The data allowed Zacho-Lind to determine the optimal formwork removal time while ensuring safety.
Here, the measurements showed that they were able to remove the shuttering against the expected 14 days after 7 daysThe huge time saving enabled cut down rental costs for equipment drastically.

With using Maturix we could remove the formwork 7 days earlier than we expected!

BENEFITS

CUT PROJECT TIME BY HALF

Real-time insights enabled to reduce the expected curing time from 14 days to 7 days

AUTOMATIC DOCUMENTATION

Temperature documentation to ensure a safe but efficient workflow

SAVE TIME & MONEY

Reducing the rental period for equipment while ensuring safety

About PASCHAL Danmark

PASCHAL Danmark is an established formwork expert is based in Aarhus, Denmark and supplies the country with flexible solutions and great service for all kinds of formwork. 

About Zacho-Lind

Established in 1934, Zacho-Lind is one of the most reputable and well-consolidated companies in the Danish Zealand area in construction. The contractor carries out construction projects for public and private builders in a wide range of work areas.