Smart construction partnership


In Canada, PCL Construction has announced that it has joined forces with an industry leader in smart testing technologies and real-time data collection for concrete, Giatec Scientific.

Through this partnership, PCL and Giatec expect to enhance concrete testing technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) connected construction sites, further advancing PCL’s Jobsite Insights™ (JSI™) smart construction risk management platform. PCL’s cloud-based platform provides a single-pane view into all aspects of work at a jobsite and continues to add value-added features to enable PCL and its JSI licensees to be better builders.

“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, PCL Construction. “Both Giatec’s culture and vision for the future of smart construction aligns 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.”

Aali Alizadeh, CTO, Giatec, said: “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. 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 used Giatec’s SmartRock technology in Edmonton’s Ice District, which most recently received Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Global Best Project Award.

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

Global composites testing industry report has announced the release of a report titled: ‘Global composites testing industry’, which states that amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for composites testing, estimated at US$1.9 billion in 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$2.8 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% over the period 2020-2027. Destructive, one of the segments analysed in the report, is projected to record 6.5% CAGR and reach US$1.2 billion by the end of the period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the non-destructive segment is readjusted to a revised 5.4% CAGR for the next seven-year period.

The composites testing market in the USA is estimated at US$502.9 million in 2020. China, the world’s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$588.2 million by 2027, trailing a CAGR of 9% over the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, forecast to grow at 3.2% and 5.3%, respectively, over the period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.7% CAGR.

This is seventh edition of the report and its 397 pages present concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy-side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed.