The DataBox 4S is used for the foundation to be poured for a large construction project in Belgium by contractor Jan de Nul – Galère. Prior to the construction process, tests are carried out with concrete blocks of 1 cubic meter with the aim of comparing different concrete mixtures and curing options. The DataBox 4S measures at different levels in the huge cubes. These measurements provide insight into the expected hardening speeds and temperature gradients, and the optimum combination of concrete mixture and curing regime is selected on the basis of this information.
The DataBox 4S is also used during the pouring of the foundation. This allows contractor Jan de Nul – Galère not only to monitor the temperatures, temperature gradients and the strength development during construction, but also to demonstrate the quality of the mass concrete afterwards.