PCL and Giatec partner on connected construction sites

  • September 22, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Canadian firms PCL Construction and Giatec Scientific are working together to enhance concrete testing technologies and IoT connected construction sites.

Giatec specialises in smart testing technologies and real-time data collection for concrete. The collaboration will use PCL’s Jobsite Insights (JSI) smart construction risk management platform. The cloud-based platform provides a single-pane view into all aspects of work at a jobsite.

“The integration of Giatec’s technology adds yet another field driven need around concrete testing, real-time data collection and data-driven decision making, fully enabling smart construction and making it a reality for the industry,” said Mark Bryant, CIO of PCL Construction. “Both Giatec’s culture and vision for the future of smart construction align with PCL’s. The technology ecosystem of today needs to be enabled through smart partnerships, smart platforms and smart technologies that can drive immediate value and efficiency at the workface of construction.”

PCL used Giatec’s SmartRock technology in Edmonton’s Ice District, which recently received Engineering News-Record’s Global Best Project Award.

“This partnership will make it easier than before for PCL projects to leverage the SmartRock wireless sensor technology in the monitoring of concrete curing and hardening helping project managers optimise schedules more efficiently,” said Aali Alizadeh, CTO of Giatec. “We are excited to partner with PCL, a construction leader in North America, and bring a full suite of smart technologies and AI-based solutions to the industry.”

PCL is increasing the functionality of JobSite Insights to deliver continued and enhanced value to enhance worksite safety, improve quality, reduce risk and deliver smart buildings that are equipped for the future.

Giatec Scientific brings smart testing technologies and real-time data collection to more than 6200 jobsites. Its hardware and software products use technologies such as artificial intelligence and IoT, including wireless concrete sensors, mobile apps and non-destructive technologies to drive innovation throughout concrete’s lifecycle.

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that work across Canada, USA, Caribbean and Australia. These operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets are supported by a presence in more than 30 major centres. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $9bn.