Canadian company PCL Construction announced a partnership with AOMS Technologies, a supplier of internet of things (IoT) technologies for smart buildings and construction sites.
Through this partnership, PCL and AOMS Technologies aims to focus on IoT enabled “smart construction” projects.
The companies said that the partnership will further enhance Job Site Insights (JSI), PCL’s cloud-based construction platform that provides a single-pane view into all aspects of work at a jobsite.
“This is yet another significant strength and feature enhancement milestone for our Job Site Insights smart construction platform, expanding the platform’s capability,” said PCL’s CIO, Mark Bryant. “Extending and adding features to JSI is critically important in enabling the value we bring to the workface of construction.”
New functionalities of the smart construction platform include tracking concrete maturity and strength, gases, sound, vibration, air quality, and energy consumption.
Hamid Alemohammad, CEO of AOMS Technologies, said: “The partnership with PCL will allow AOMS to fast-track the deployment of smart construction solutions. Our joint forces with PCL will help all stakeholders in construction projects to gain real-time visibility into the safety, efficiency, and productivity of the construction sites like never before.”
“PCL is committed to increasing the functionality of our technologies to deliver this value to our clients, to enhance worksite safety, improve quality and to deliver smart buildings that are equipped for the future,” he added.
AOMS Technologies offers integrated and end-to-end Industrial IoT platforms to help industries collect and analyze mission-critical data and generate insightful information from assets and processes. AOMS says that its IoT platforms have integrated hardware, software and analytics tools developed for harsh environments and heavy industrial applications.
PCL, meanwhile, is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia, in markets such as civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets. The companies that make up PCL have an annual construction volume of $9 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America.