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With focus on remote work, Autodesk introduces Zoom integration for BIM 360

June 24, 2020 On-Site Staff

  With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to keep the focus pinned on remote work, Autodesk Inc. is taking steps to ensure construction teams remain as connected as ever. The company rolled out an update to its BIM 360 construction management

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Staying connected through extraordinary circumstances

June 19, 2020 Jacob Stoller

Connecting people and information across multiple locations has long been a primary focus of technology in construction. Consequently, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused contractors to shut down their offices and bar nonessential visitors from job sites, many already had the

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Ottawa-based GoFor raises $9.8M to expand construction logistics platform across North America

June 17, 2020 David Kennedy

Canadian tech firm GoFor Industries Inc. is bringing its last-mile delivery platform to more construction markets across North America. The Ottawa-based company announced June 17 it has closed a $9.8 million seed funding round that will allow it to continue

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Brandt follows up GeoShack deal with agreement to become Canada-wide Sokkia dealer

June 11, 2020 On-Site Staff

A week after announcing the acquisition of GeoShack’s assets in Ontario, a purchase that made it the exclusive dealer of Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. equipment across Canada, the Brandt Group of Companies has firmed up a related agreement to become

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Executing on design: Calgary engineering firm leans on new equipment technology to move into construction

May 28, 2020 David Kennedy

Increasingly automated equipment is helping erode the traditional boundary between engineering and construction

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Straticon Drives Project Profitability with Full CMiC Suite, Unifying Their Field Operations with Their Financials & Accounting.

May 19, 2020 CMiC

Before CMiC, Straticon managed their entire business using applications in the Microsoft Office Suite for their project management and QuickBooks for their accounting. When looking into the integrity of their data, the Straticon team—not surprisingly—uncovered double entry and data redundancies. READ MORE

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PCL integrates IoT technology from Toronto-based AOMS into its cloud platform

April 30, 2020 On-Site Staff

PCL Constructors Inc. is continuing to build out its cloud-based construction platform through a new partnership wth AOMS Technologies. The latest enhancement to the contractor’s smart construction tool, known as Job Site Insights (JSI), will put Internet of Things sensors

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Contractors have new ways to leverage data; the key is separating what matters from what doesn’t

April 27, 2020 Jacob Stoller

It’s almost impossible today to buy an appliance or a piece of machinery that isn’t collecting data. Construction equipment — dozers, excavators, cranes and haulers — is no exception. The catch is that having the data doesn’t necessarily mean being

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The building blocks of autonomy: OEMs step up integration of automated features in their big iron

April 23, 2020 David Kennedy

The road to autonomous construction sites will be paved with incremental advances. Though a number of major manufacturers have already set up autonomous test sites devoid of conventional operators, experts anticipate the real-world shift to cab-less excavators, dozers, trucks and

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From the editor… A fresh start post-coronavirus

April 22, 2020 by David Kennedy

In retrospect, the COVID-19 crisis — currently abrading everything from long-held job site protocols to our most basic personal freedoms — looks inevitable. But as late as early March, coronavirus was a supply chain hurdle, a curiosity on the other

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As construction contends with COVID-19, the forced shift to cloud technology offers a silver lining

April 20, 2020 David Kennedy

Technology has become pervasive on construction sites, but with the pandemic forcing non-essential staff off-site it’s more important than ever

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Topcon adds tilt rotation support Automatic Excavator system

April 2, 2020 On-Site Staff

  The latest addition to Topcon’s Automatic Excavator system lets operators easily swivel or tilt the bucket with automatic boom control for faster and more efficient excavation. “If excavator operators are in situations such as at the top of the

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Procore integrates Zoom video calling into platform as job sites adjust to coronavirus

April 2, 2020 On-Site Staff

  With job sites across the country taking preventative steps to stop the further spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, Procore Technologies Inc. is ensuring on- and off-site crews can easily stay in touch as construction work continues. The company announced

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Enterprise connectivity: Are we there yet?

April 1, 2020 Jacob Stoller

One of the triumphs of networked computing is the enablement of global enterprises where knowledge, physical assets and human resources are managed cohesively across geographic and international boundaries. Today, the enterprise dashboard screen is as familiar to many as the

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Leica brings semi-autonomous functionality to iXE3 3D platform

March 31, 2020 On-Site Staff

  The iXE3 3D excavator machine control solution from Leica Geosystems can now automatically control boom, bucket, tilt and tilt rotator bucket functions on a range of excavators from major OEMs. The technology aims to increase machine productivity and accuracy

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Making use of technology for safer job sites

February 20, 2020 Jacob Stoller

High tech safety devices and software can’t eliminate construction risks, but they can make them more visible

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B2W Software to highlight new capabilities of its One Platform at CONEXPO

February 19, 2020 On-Site Staff

  At CONEXPO, construction management software firm B2W Software will demonstrate its unified One Platform and the various elements for estimating, operations and business insight at a dozen demo stations. The company plans to highlight new platform developments, such as

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Pomerleau puts new ‘Spot’ construction robot to work, a world first

January 29, 2020 by David Kennedy

A construction project in Quebec has a unique new worker on-site. Pomerleau Inc. said Jan. 29 it has deployed a cutting-edge robot known as ‘Spot’ near Montreal. It’s the first time the fully-automated robot has set out on assignment to

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Waterloo, Ont. start-up SiteVue looks to bring job site record keeping into modern era with AI, photo mapping

January 13, 2020 David Kennedy

Keeping project stakeholders dialled into day-to-day construction progress and preserving detailed records for months or years is no easy task

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2020 Construction Forecast: Positive momentum to continue, but industry needs to embrace change

December 18, 2019 David Kennedy

A steady stream of building projects in most regions of Canada, and particularly within its big urban centres, have kept the construction industry busy through the second half of 2019. Though concerns about how long growth can continue persist, much