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An ounce of prevention: Planning IT projects

June 8, 2019 Jacob Stoller

No contractor would show up on a job site with no plan or schedules, yet many embark on information technology projects with a very vague set of goals     It is often said that a problem well defined is

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Volvo CE Dig Assist Start, Load Assist available for select excavator, wheel loader models

June 7, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Volvo Construction Equipment has made its Dig Assist Start system standard on  EC220E and EC480E excavator models. The company’s Load Assist system is now standard on the L150H to L260H wheel loader models. Dig Assist Start incorporates sensors and GNSS

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Topcon unveils real-time building construction verification tool

May 31, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Topcon Positioning Systems Inc., the GTL-1000 real-time verification solution, combined with ClearEdge3D Verity, is designed to speed up construction verification workflows. The robotic scanning solution includes the digital layout capabilities of a single operator controlled total station combined with

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John Deere unveils Connected Support system

May 22, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere Connected Support, enabled through the JDLink telematics connection, allows dealers to remotely monitor machines with Service ADVISOR Remote and Expert Alerts. Service ADVISOR Remote allows the dealer to diagnosis and repair a problem from a remote location. The

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Wagner Meters unveils Rapid RH L6 system for concrete moisture readings

May 22, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Rapid RH L6 system from Wagner Meters is capable of providing concrete moisture readings up to 100 per cent relative humidity (RH). In addition, each L6 sensor includes an onboard memory device capable of storing 512 time-stamped measurements. The system

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Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform available for ATI Level Best PD Series box blades

May 13, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

Trimble’s Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform is now available for ATI Level Best PD Series box blades. The platform is a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments that is designed to enable high-accuracy grading in a portable

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Pair of Canadian contractors win innovation awards at B2W Software user conference

April 29, 2019 On-Site Staff

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Two Toronto-based contractors are taking home innovation awards from the annual user conference of prominent American construction tech firm B2W Software. The New Hampshire-headquartered software firm handed two of its three Client Innovation Awards for 2019 to Priestly Demolition

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The view from above: Drone technology brings a new perspective to job sites

April 24, 2019 Jacob Stoller

Drivers may be frustrated with traffic disruptions related to two ongoing highway interchange projects in Saskatoon, but at least they’re not in the dark. Thanks to a series of narrated drone-created videos on the city’s website, they can view an

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What’s the real value of construction software?

April 22, 2019 Procore

We surveyed 967 of our clients ranging from small to medium to enterprise companies, to find out how their projects are running since they started using Procore. Download the full report and see exactly how Procore can save you time

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Power Curbers adds Trimble compatibility to 5700-C curb machine

April 15, 2019 On-Site Staff

  With more technology finding its way onto the job site, Power Curbers is looking to compatibility. The company’s 5700-C curb machine is now compatible with Trimble’s PCS900 automated guidance system. The solution gives 5700-C users another option, adding to

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Combating the labour shortage with operational efficiency gains

April 15, 2019 Jason Barber

Contractors can optimize job site productivity and reduce the need for additional workers by using proven tools for planning and executing work

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PCL partners with Edmonton machine learning firm AltaML in latest drive into artificial intelligence

March 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

Edmonton—PCL Construction is taking another step into the disruptive realm of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Canadian contractor announced a partnership deal March 25 with Edmonton-based software firm AltaML, a company that custom builds software for businesses aiming to

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Cyber security in the digital age

March 15, 2019 Jacob Stoller

The phrase “data security” has recently been replaced by “cyber security, ” but this isn’t just a matter of fashionable buzzwords. The newer term reflects the fact that staying secure involves a lot more than protecting a company’s data. Furthermore,

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Connecting the dots between technology and capital

March 12, 2019 David Bowcott

You may have noticed that a number of articles I’ve penned in the last year have had a strong technology leaning. It isn’t a coincidence. There’s absolutely no doubt that over the last few years Silicon Valley has discovered the

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B2W Software offers Production Targets for its ONE Platform

February 20, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

B2W Software has announced a Production Targets capability for its ONE Platform. An alternative to average targets, the capability allows contractors to set specific, variable targets for expected productivity according to the conditions, plan and resources for each individual day. B2W

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Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

February 19, 2019 by David Kennedy

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to thank U.S. President Donald Trump. He may have started the ongoing trade spat that’s caused havoc in the markets for construction steel and aluminum, but the recent American tax reforms he

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Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

February 18, 2019 Jacob Stoller

In the 1959 sci-fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein introduced, perhaps for the first time, the concept of the powered exoskeleton — a motor-assisted armoured suit that gives its wearer superhuman strength. Since then, exoskeletons have shown up in countless

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Products making a splash at World of Concrete 2019

January 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

North American construction is still going strong. World of Concrete 2019 was the annual event’s largest since the 2008 recession dented industry sentiment more than a decade ago. Spread across three full halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus

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Understanding the impact of engine idling

January 2, 2019 Brian Humphrey, OEM Technical Liaison, Petro-Canada Lubricants

Downtime for a construction operation can cause significant disruption and have a real impact on a company’s bottom line. It’s therefore essential to ensure that equipment is running smoothly — even in the most difficult and extreme conditions. There are

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Latest version of Trimble Earthworks platform supports motor graders, tiltrotator attachments

December 17, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Trimble has released its Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed for fine grading. In addition, Earthworks now