DEWALT Launches ConcreteDNA to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Concrete at World of Concrete
DEWALT and Converge, a London-based construction technology company, have teamed up to create products designed to reduce the carbon emissions of concrete. Concrete is the one of the most widely used materials in the world, with global production reaching over 10 billion tons per year. However, the manufacturing process for concrete is highly energy-intensive and generates up to 8%* of all man-made carbon emissions. Converge created an AI-based software platform called ConcreteDNA, which uses data from DEWALT's new wireless Signal Sensor. ConcreteDNA interprets real-time data from the DEWALT Signal Sensor, allowing users to observe compressive strength gain of concrete, and to predict when it will reach critical strength through advanced AI and local weather data. This allows concrete contractors to begin work sooner. This is because users can directly measure hardening, rather than relying on estimation, and tailor the exact amount of cement needed in the mixture which helps reduce unnecessary carbon emissions. "We are thrilled to be partnering with global tools leader DEWALT to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry and indeed the planet today," said Converge CEO Raphael Scheps. "By working together, we believe we can bring a suite of innovative solutions to North America that allow contractors to build up to 30% faster, and drive concrete decarbonization to build the future more efficiently, safely, and sustainably."