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Converge and DEWALT join forces to decarbonise concrete

by Maryam Bint-Kazam
concrete, Converge and DEWALT® to launch AI-based solutions and sensors to reduce carbon emissions from concrete

Converge and DEWALT have announced a strategic partnership to help decarbonise the cement industry, responsible for around 8% of global greenhouse gases.

The new partners will combine Converge’s AI-based platform, ConcreteDNA, with DEWALT’s new wireless concrete 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 professionals to begin work sooner as users can directly measure hardening rather than relying on estimation, and in addition, to tailor the exact amount of cement needed in the mixture which helps reduce unnecessary carbon emissions.

With deep insight into the strength of the material, lower embodied carbon concrete mixes can be produced without sacrificing performance or safety to meet jobsite deadlines, the partners said.

Converge CEO, Raphael Scheps, said: “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.

“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 decarbonisation to build the future more efficiently, safely, and sustainably.”

Deb Geyer, Chief Responsibility officer, Stanley Black and Decker, said: “At Stanley Black and Decker, we are committed to sustainability and innovation across all job sites and trades to modernise for the next generation of work.

“By partnering with Converge, DEWALT is helping to tackle the challenge of decarbonising concrete and bringing a total solution to the DEWALT ecosystem of concrete tools.”

Converge and DEWALT will showcase the DEWALT Signal Sensor, ConcreteDNA, and other developments at World of Concrete in Las Vegas this week.

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