New concrete sensor tipped to save time on construction sites

PERI UK has announced the launch of the first of four concrete sensors.

The SONO WZ is described as one of the first in the construction industry to measure the water to cement ratio in fresh concrete mixes, which PERI revealed will provide ‘enhanced’ quality assurance before placement.

The sensor has been tipped to save time on sites. The fully mobile, hand-held device can take a series of water to cement ratio measurements in just two minutes, PERI revealed, compared to traditional methods, which can take up to eight hours for a single test.

Anna Wylie, PERI’s digital engineering manager, said, “We are moving into an era where data driven decisions and advancing construction methodologies is not only an advantage for our customers, it is critical to ensure they remain competitive and relevant in a modern construction industry. Digital technologies such as the SONO WZ is one of the tools we expect to be key to this transition.”

Following a successful trial with civil engineering sub-contractor, Joseph Gallagher Ltd, on Tideway’s Chelsea Embankment site, PERI said it is confident that customers will benefit from ‘improved quality control, efficient forming operations and reduced material wastage’.

The company is now planning to launch another three sensors over the next year, each one offering different benefits to the construction process.