The growing need for real-time information and a mobile workforce is driving mobility as the number one technology trend for construction companies, according to a 2015 study by IDG Research Services. The QUIKRETE Companies has reinforced its commitment to serving contractors, architects, specifiers, dealers, distributors and other construction industry professionals with the introduction of an interactive mobile app. The app, along with the new QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro, concrete mix that delivers one-hour working time, three-hour walk-on time and 6,500 PSI compressive strength with crack, freeze-thaw and corrosion resistance, was on display at the World of Concrete booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Feb. 2-5, 2016.
“Increasing productivity and efficiency while reducing material and labor cost as well as minimizing call backs is the priority of every construction project,” said Frank Owens, vice president of marketing,The QUIKRETE Companies. “Our mobile app makes that happen by giving real-time access from any location to information like spec data sheets, a material calculator and product locator that can prove critical to successfully completing a project on schedule and within budget. That same customer-driven approach applies to our new QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro, which allows contractors to complete projects quickly while delivering the necessary construction or repair requirements.”
Built for use on iPhones and Android phones, the free QUIKRETE mobile app provides a menu of interactive options for completing a variety of residential or commercial projects.
• “Product Search” with downloadable and shareable technical data
• “Project Search” with downloadable and shareable shopping list
• “How-To Videos” with step-by-step project instructions
• “Quantity Calculator” associated with both products and projects
• “Favorites” for collecting and tagging product and project information
• “Where To Buy” for geo-targeting locations that sell QUIKRETE products
• “Quickshare” for posting project photos and videos on social media
• “Scanner” for accessing product information via QR codes or bar codes
• “Customer Service” telephone access with one-touch
QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro Concrete Mix, which along with the mobile app was consider as a WOC Most Innovative Product, provides the working time and rapid strength gain ideally suited for horizontal concrete applications such as slabs, parking garages, bridge decks, roads, balconies, steps, floors, ramps, sidewalks and patios. In addition, QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro features alkali-resistant fiberglass fibers for crack resistance, an air-entraining admixture for a superior finish, easy workability and freeze-thaw durability, and an integral corrosion inhibitor. Applied at a minimum thickness of 2”, QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro reaches 1,000 PSI in three hours, 3,000 PSI in 24 hours and 6,500 PSI in 28 days. QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro, which meets ASTM C387/C387M specifications for packaged, dry, combined materials for concrete and high strength mortar, is available in 80-pound bags for about $10.
More information on QUIKRETE products and projects is available at quikrete.com, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.