IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and interferometric technology solutions worldwide, today launched C-thrue, a radar-based technology solution specifically developed to support construction and service companies as well as civil and structural engineers to locate rebars, voids, post-tension cables, cavities, conduits and any other objects buried in the structure before cutting or drilling into the concrete.
The solution is suited for all construction sites and operations including building renovation, overpasses, bridges and tunnels surveys, as well as for detailed analysis of the original engineering project and comparison with the as-built structure.
The C-thrue software enables visualisation of 3D images to simplify data interpretation. Rebar/void automatic insight capabilities improve safety before cutting or drilling into the surveyed structure. The system also features augmented reality for data visualisation and sharing across operators – in real time or intervals after acquisition.
Data displayed on the C-thrue’s multi-touch display are not obscured by the handle and clearly displayed, highly increasing interaction with the product and overall user experience.
“C-thrue provides clearer, faster detection of both first and second levels of rebars. An automatic positioning and navigation system for assisted data acquisition supports users, eliminating the need for manual, error-prone paper grids, and further increasing data accuracy. As a result, their daily surveys become easier and more productive,” said Paolo Papeschi, manager of the IDS GeoRadar GEO business unit.