Free Calculator App To Reduce Carbon Footprint

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Three years ago, our employee, Oliver, who built the Free Calculator App. And just loves tinkering and all things STEM, was tired of doing the long calculation of V = π r²h to find the volume of open piles before ordering concrete.

Getting this calculation incorrect on-site could be a costly affair, environmentally and economically. The app has been a considerable success within our company as it reduces errors and saves time. Becoming a valuable tool for everyday use, trusted, tested and used by all.

Android Studio and JavaScript used to build app.

Building the Free Piling Calculator App was a steep learning curve, but Oliver loves a challenge.

“ It’s not always the programming language that is difficult to learn when making an app, learning a new software, creating a signed APK and releasing the app on Google play all add to the challenge. ”

But for anyone wanting to learn, Android Studio is free to download and does have templates to get you started.

And it’s not all complicated programming languages, the main architecture of the app is created in the activity_main.xml file. In this file, you will create the design, and functionality of the app by adding a background, logo’s, text, buttons and many more user functions.

These can simply be dragged from the menu to a visual display of your app. The layout can be changed to a split screen where you can see the visual representation of the app layout with the code beside it, giving a good understanding of what is going on.

How the free calculator app works.

The calculator app allows you to do three separate calculations on one page. Upon opening the app, you are presented with an example in each numeric field or box. Above the numeric field is a button with the text relating to its function.

For example:

If you require the concrete quantity in M³, place your pile diameter in the field below Pile DIA (mm), your total pile length in the field below Pile Length (M) and the press the calculate button. The pile volume will be displayed in the Concrete Qty (M³).

The following calculation function is one of the most useful of all, and is very time-consuming when completed on a calculator. By leaving the Pile Length (M) field blank, Pile DIA (mm) completed and filling in your expected concrete delivery amount in the field Concrete Qty (M³). When pressing the Pile Length (M) button, the empty field will display the total linear meterage that the given concrete quantity will fill with the provided pile diameter.

This function is really useful when installing mini rotary bored augured piles of multiple lengths. Say, for example, you have ordered 4.0 m³ of concrete for 3 O’clock. You can find out rapidly which piles to select to use the delivered concrete amount most economically. Preventing waste concrete going to landfill, saving money and reducing the carbon footprint of the site.

The Environmental Impact of Concrete.

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials on the planet. And its main ingredient, cement, is responsible for 8% percent of the total carbon dioxide (CO2) produced globally each year. Around 4 billion tonnes of cement is produced each year to supply the world’s construction needs. Which generates 2.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

If using a standard structural concrete with a cement content of 14%. It is estimated that the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated to produce one cubic meter of concrete would be 410 kilograms.

Please don’t waste concrete unnecessarily, our Pile Concrete Calculator is free to download. We should also put pressure on concrete companies to supply in smaller increments, rather than only being able to order in 0.5 m³. This allows more precise sizing of loads, preventing concrete being wasted.

 

 

 

‘‘Please don’t waste concrete’’

Oliver Noakes creator of the Pile Concrete Calculator.

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