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Trimble rounds-out construction technology offering with acquisition

April 24, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Trimble has agreed to acquire Portland, Ore.-based Viewpoint for US$1.2 billion. The purchase aims to extend Trimble’s construction management software offering, and is complementary to its recent acquisition of Florida-based software company e-Builder, which it purchased for $500 million in

News ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

April 24, 2018 Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press

TOKYO—Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labour shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory

News ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

PCL teams up with Microsoft on smart building technology

April 20, 2018 by David Kennedy

Edmonton—PCL Construction has joined forces with tech giant Microsoft to develop a series next-generation smart building methods. The contractor announced the partnership April 18, saying the collaborative effort will marry PCL’s engineering and work site expertise with technical and research

News ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

PwC names PCL award finalist for cloud-based technology adoption

April 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

PCL Construction has been recognized by PwC Canada as a 2018 Vision to Reality (V2R) Awards finalist in the reinventor category. The company is recognized for its adoption of digital technology in construction. PCL eliminated an entire on-premise data centre

Feature Article Software / Hardware

Location, location

March 12, 2018 Jacob Stoller

One of the most palpable signs of the digital area is the growing frequency of requests to “rate your experience” at venues you happened to pass. The availability of information indicating where you are, or, to be precise, where your

Feature Article Software / Hardware

How safe is your data?

December 15, 2017 Jacob Stoller

In late October, just in time for Halloween, a Finnish security company, F-Secure, released a study involving the CEOs of 200 of the world’s largest corporations. Results show that 30 per cent have had their log-in credentials exposed, and 81

News Compact EquipmentConstructionGreen ConstructionHeavy EquipmentMachine ControlSoftware / Hardware

Bauma selects Canada as official partner country for 2019 show

November 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Bauma, the world’s largest trade show for the international construction machinery, mining equipment, and building material machinery sectors, has named Canada as its official partner country for the April 2019 show. According to organizers Canada was chosen to “reflect the

News Software / Hardware

Construction industry ‘particularly vulnerable to cybercrime,’ Northbridge warns

November 1, 2017 Canadian Underwriter

According to Canadian Underwriter, large and small construction contractors are vulnerable to cyber crime, with “smart” building devices and lucrative engineering drawings in particular presenting vulnerabilities, Northbridge Insurance warns. “Major advancements in digital connectivity have left the construction industry particularly vulnerable to

Product ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

HDD training simulator boosts jobsite confidence, safety

October 31, 2017 On-Site

  The Ditch Witch virtual reality simulator familiarizes HDD operators with machine controls while helping to reduce the possible safety implications of putting them directly on a jobsite. The innovative experience provides an opportunity to simulate a real HDD jobsite via

News ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

2017 CanBIM Award recipients recognized at annual gala

October 10, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The 3rd Annual CanBIM Awards took place in Toronto on September 28th at the Beanfield Centre. These awards recognizes companies and or individuals that demonstrate leadership and innovation through the implementation of technology. The CanBIM Awards are intended to spotlight the

Dexter + Chaney's Spectrum Construction Software.
Feature Article Software / Hardware

Can construction be automated?

September 7, 2017 Jacob Stoller

Advances in information systems have been cited as a catalyst for higher productivity in many sectors.

News Software / Hardware

Viewpoint acquisition of Dexter + Chaney heralds major advance in digital future for construction

July 17, 2017 Viewpoint

As a part of a comprehensive strategy to transform the construction industry through improved digital process in all phases of the project lifecycle, Viewpoint today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney, a market leader

News ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

EllisDon invests in subcontractor pre-qualification software

July 4, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga, ON — EllisDon has invested in a new technology that will better manage its subcontractor engagement. COMPASS is a web-based software as a service (SAAS) that will gather, organize and analyze subcontractor data from multiple sources. It produces an

Feature Article ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

Top construction firms embrace technology, finally

June 20, 2017 Jacob Stoller

The construction industry has
a reputation for being slow to
adopt innovative technology. Many
contractors believe this is about
to change.

Feature Article Compact EquipmentConstructionHealth & SafetySoftware / Hardware

Drones provide new perspective on job sites

April 19, 2017 Jacob Stoller

When PCL Construction needed to assess the condition of an Edmonton rooftop in mid-winter, they chose an alternative approach. “Instead of sending somebody up there to walk on the roof in icy conditions, we flew a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)

News Health & SafetySoftware / Hardware

eCompliance disrupts EHS software industry by acquiring Field iD

April 7, 2017 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO – eCompliance, a global leader in cloud safety software, announced today the acquisition of Field iD, a leading provider of equipment inspection software. With the acquisition, eCompliance expands its EHS management platform; combining mobile inspections, interactive analytics, learning management,

Feature Article Software / Hardware

Garbage in, garbage out – Making sense of your data

March 16, 2017 Jacob Stoller

One of the most important IT trends happening in construction right now is that of data analytics. The practice of analyzing stored company data to help make business decisions, is gaining ground in companies of all sizes. Even a contractor

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Canada to be bauma 2019 partner country

March 13, 2017 bauma

Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the international construction machinery, building material plant and mining machine industry. It is the world’s seventh biggest construction machinery market. With a volume of 102 billion and 116 billion euros

News Compact EquipmentHeavy EquipmentSoftware / Hardware

World’s First 3D printed excavator unveiling kicks off CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017

March 7, 2017 On-Site Magazine

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 got underway on March 7 with a glimpse at some of the cutting-edge technologies sure to shape the industry for years to come. Keeping with the show’s 2017 theme (“Imagine What’s Next”), attendees gathered for a demonstration

Feature Article ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

The hottest construction apps: A cautionary guide to adding business functionality in 2017

February 28, 2017 Jacob Stoller

When people ask “is there an app for that?” the odds these days are pretty good that the answer will be “yes”. Even in construction, which is not known for being on the leading edge of IT, there are apps



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