PERI sensors to slash concrete test times on construction site

The formwork specialist said its SONO WZ sensor is one of the first in the construction industry to measure the water to cement ratio in fresh concrete mixes – providing enhanced quality assurance before placement.

PERI said the hand-held device can take a series of water to cement ratio measurements in just two minutes, compared to traditional methods, which can take up to eight hours for a single test.

The sensor has undergone a successful trial with civil engineering subcontractor Joseph Gallagher Ltd on Tideway’s Chelsea Embankment site.

PERI’s Digital Engineering Manager, Anna Wylie, 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.”

PERI is looking to launch another three sensors over the next year, each one offering different benefits to the construction process.