Who’s Who in 22, Business: Concrete Data Sensors

Published 2:30am 4 December 2022

Who’s Who in 22, Business: Concrete Data Sensors
Words by Moreton Daily

Concrete Data Sensors, a start-up business with market-leading technology capped off a huge year by winning the 2022 Moreton Bay Business Excellence and Innovation Awards’ RDA Moreton Bay Award for Innovation Excellence.

The business, which started in a Clontarf garage, was recognised for excellence in product, process, business model or marketing innovation that challenges conventional thinking and demonstrates competitiveness in the national or global market.

The company opened new offices in Clontarf earlier this year and is providing sensors to the CBUS tower in Brisbane and the world’s largest lithium mine in Western Australia.

Director Andrew Cathcart said they were the only sensors which could be “cast into any concrete structures, rock or soil to measure movement and structural integrity”.

Instead of waiting for cracks, collapses or failures - in structures such as high-rising buildings, tunnels and bridges - the sensors spot issues immediately, sending owners and builders alerts and locations.

Andrew said technology was ahead of anything else on the market.

The sensors are wireless and blast resistant, running at least seven years without a continuous electricity connection.

They provide peace of mind that a structure’s elements are performing safely and not showing any signs of fatigue or failure.

Concrete Data Sensors spent two years developing the technology and 18 months putting it through its paces. Bond University did lab testing and trials with Edge Consulting Engineers.

About Concrete Data Sensors

It is a tech company, which started in a Clontarf garage, and is now providing sensors to the CBUS tower in Brisbane and the world’s largest lithium mine in Western Australia.

Concrete Data Sensors now has a new base at Clontarf and received $100,000 in Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding from the State Government.

Andrew heads-up a small but dedicated team, with big goals for the future.

He said he hoped to grow this little Moreton Bay Region business into a big global supply company.

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