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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

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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

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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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Software for safer workplaces

December 20, 2016 Jacob Stoller

One of the most ubiquitous requirements for contractors in all sectors of the industry is fulfilling their duty to keep workers safe. The issues are widely publicized, and training resources and safety tools are readily available. Maintaining a comprehensive safety

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EllisDon wins Autodesk Excellence Award for Complex vivaNext project

November 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

This past weekend, in Las Vegas, NV, EllisDon was presented with the Autodesk Excellence Award for the Collaboration and Communication of Large Infrastructure Projects for work completed on the vivaNext project. These awards recognize companies who innovate with Building Information

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CanBIM conference speaker envisions computers doing design

October 20, 2016 Bronwen Parsons

The Canada BIM Council held its 2nd Technology Built Innovation event in Toronto on October 5 and 6. The first day was devoted to tours of two BIM-designed buildings at York University in the northwest of the city: the university’s

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Canada BIM Council announces 2016 CanBIM Award Winners

October 18, 2016 CanBIM

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) held its 2nd Annual CanBIM Awards on October 5th in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Eight award categories were presented. The awards and winners included: Academic Award presented by Global eTraining, Anne Carpenter, Account Executive

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Software column: The cloud – A practical view

October 14, 2016 Jacob Stoller

Not long ago, the most common IT job description was network administrator. The work involved a lot of repetitive tasks: update user profiles, manage email capacity and security, apply Microsoft Office patches, stage new PCs; and of course, deal with

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Don’t be like weird old Uncle Charlie

October 14, 2016 Corinne Lynds

Maybe it’s your brother, your mom, or even your weird-old-Uncle Charlie. And it doesn’t matter if you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Labrador – every family has its own technophobe. You know the person I’m talking about. They’re still using

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KPMG report: Construction companies struggle to gain full benefits of technology

September 13, 2016 KPMG

Despite substantial investments, the construction industry is struggling to gain the full benefits of technologies including advanced data and analytics, mobility, automation and robotics. That’s the key finding from Building a technology advantage – Global Construction Survey 2016, the annual

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Software Column: Are you getting a bad rap online?

August 29, 2016 Jacob Stoller

“Bad news travels fast” may be an ancient proverb, but even a few decades ago nobody could have imagined that a story could go viral in a matter of minutes. The influence of online information is growing so rapidly that

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How to enable today’s mobile workers for success

July 18, 2016 Ken Van Aelst

According to a Ryerson University survey, 70 per cent of Canadian employees are mobile in some way (physically) and this is expected to increase to 73 per cent in 2016. As enterprises move to an increasingly mobile workforce, they face

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B2W Inform turns data into actionable intelligence

June 28, 2016 On-Site Magazine

B2W Software has expanded its platform for estimating and operations with a new application for capturing data and turning it into actionable intelligence. B2W Inform was released in June. The application mines data enterprise-wide from electronic documents and delivers reporting capabilities

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Time tracking software prevents administrative costs and hassles

June 22, 2016 Jacob Stoller

Hourly wages constitute the largest expense category for most contractors. Yet the amount paid is determined, in most cases, by a source that is scientifically proven to be highly unreliable – human memory. In fact, according to a phenomenon that

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Generate better construction leads with these 3 types of website content

May 2, 2016 Joe Sullivan

In a long-sales cycle industry like construction, lots of information gathering happens throughout the buying process. Whether you realize it or not, your prospects are learning about you before they ever pick up the phone. And that learning process will

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World’s first 3-D printed excavator will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE

April 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 are teaming up to unveil the world’s first fully-functional 3-D printed construction excavator and the first large-scale use of steel in 3-D printing, known as additive manufacturing. The excavator, which will be on display at the

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Trimble adds GNSS positioning to Field Link

April 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Trimble’s construction layout software, Field Link, can now be used with the Trimble R8s GNSS receiver. This addition extends Trimble’s portfolio of positioning and scanning solutions that enable general contractors to take advantage of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology

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Cummins Datalink Adapter

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cummins Inc has released its Inline 7, a wired and wireless datalink adapter. Inline 7 is the only adapter offering Wi-Fi(R) and Bluetooth wireless connectivity while also providing traditional wired functionality via USB. Inline 7 supports several protocols, such as

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Topcon and Deere Unite

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The John Deere 700K SmartGrade™ crawler dozer has now integrated the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System for improved grading accuracy. The system is fully integrated into the machine cabin and structures, eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables. Combining Topcon technology

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BIM agencies join forces

March 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Two groups driving the use of building information modeling in Canada have joined forces to further the interests of the national BIM community. CanBIM and IBC/buildingSMART Canada are bringing together two of their key committees to work hand-in-hand.  Their respective