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

December 19, 2019 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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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

Article Software / Hardware

The enterprise dashboard challenge in the era of Industry 4.0

December 13, 2019 Jacob Stoller

The frequent portrayal of contractors as technological laggards is in some respects unfair. While it’s true that construction has fallen behind other industries in using technology to manage the enterprise, it’s also more difficult to integrate data in construction than

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Keeping score: How Toronto’s Bespoke Metrics is standardizing data and helping to de-risk construction

December 12, 2019 David Kennedy

The tech company’s prequalification tool lets GCs vet subcontractors to ensure they’re capable of taking on various aspects of major projects

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Build your profits with IoT

November 26, 2019 TELUS

Get valuable data that will help maximize your profit margins and ensure project completion, worker safety, and equipment security. Internet of Things (IoT) helps you monitor assets, equipment and worker location, resource use, vehicle utilization, project progress and more in

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Trimble, Hilti and robot maker Boston Dynamics join forces to build autonomous construction robot

November 22, 2019 On-Site Staff

Three companies with relatively distinct specialties are teaming up to build an autonomous construction robot. Trimble Inc., Hilti Corp. and Boston Dynamics said Nov. 19 they’ve agreed to work together to develop a proof-of-concept machine capable of taking on simple

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Bockstael Construction turns to Procore for new management software

November 19, 2019 On-Site Staff

Fourth-generation Manitoba contractor Bockstael Construction is looking to Procore Technologies Inc. to streamline its business and take better advantage of data. After evaluating several options, the 107-year-old company plans to implement Procore’s construction management software enterprise-wide. “We’ve been eager to

Article Software / HardwareTrucks

Staying out of the shop: Big data, vocational trucks and the drive toward predictive maintenance 

October 10, 2019 David Kennedy

Uptime matters, particularly when it comes to work trucks. Whether it’s a five-person crew waiting on an aggregate delivery, or an entire job site paralyzed by a concrete mixer stalled in an inopportune spot, delays are always costly.  Until now,

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Could blockchain be the new glue of contracting?

October 9, 2019 Jacob Stoller

Based on what one reads and hears about blockchain, it’s not hard to conclude that it’s just another word for Bitcoin. However, while blockchain is the technology underpinning Bitcoin and other crypto currencies, digital money is only one of its

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Federal leaders should face tough questions about Toronto’s smart city project

September 23, 2019 Blayne Haggart

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. With the federal election campaign under way, it’s helpful to have

Product Software / Hardware

New Panasonic Toughbook 55 offers modular expansion packs to boost flexibility

September 10, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Panasonic has unveiled the latest iteration of its rugged mobile computer designed for tough environments such as the job site. The company says its Toughbook 55 raises the bar when it comes to versatility, technology, performance and ruggedness. It

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Procore launches BIM Viewer on iPad, iPhone to give field crews access to 3D models

August 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Procore Technologies Inc. is a launching a new product to help connect more workers in the field with 3D job site models. Despite a lot of time and money being spent on Building Information Modeling (BIM), the 3D models

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Mack Trucks introduces dynamic maintenance service to increase vehicle uptime

August 20, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Mack Trucks is focussing on proactive vehicle maintenance to keep fleets operating at maximum efficiency with a new service known as dynamic maintenance. The service uses data from vehicle analytics to map out when maintenance is needed and replace

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Handling big data has become a significant challenge for construction firms. AI is helping them cope

August 13, 2019 Jacob Stoller

Much of the popular discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) is concerned with the question, “Will a computer take over my job?” While the farther-reaching answers are subject to speculation, it’s undeniable that AI out-performs humans at handling large amounts of

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Toronto’s eCompliance aims to bring safety software to more job sites as U.K. firm buys $40M stake

August 13, 2019 David Kennedy

TORONTO—A Canadian tech company focused on workplace safety is looking to grow its business in Canada and the U.S., as well as jump the Atlantic to enter the European market, following a major investment from U.K.-based Alcumus. eCompliance, which serves

Product Software / Hardware

Leica rolls out new generation of iCON manual total stations

July 19, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The next generation of Leica iCON manual total stations are now integrated with the field software Leica iCON build. The iCON iCB50 and iCB70 allow users to easily digitalise and embed BIM workflows in their construction processes. With an all-new