Three Ways Job Site Insights Saves Project Costs

7/30/2019
Job Site Insights™, (JSI™), PCL’s in-house developed cloud-based smart construction platform saves project costs while reducing environmental impact. Read the three ways this technology is reducing energy consumption and carbon use during construction.

1.  DATA-DRIVEN CONSTRUCTION

You can’t have smart cities without smart buildings, and you can’t have smart buildings without smart construction. With JSI™, powerful Internet of Things sensors are installed on the construction site for the life span of the project. The data collected is streamed 24/7 to the JSI cloud platform, providing construction staff, clients, and owners with real-time actionable insights for the project. This data-driven approach enhances productivity and saves labor costs by enabling people to focus on more effective and efficient tasks that drive value back to clients.

2.  ENERGY AND COST SAVINGS

On the SKY Residences project in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, one of the first PCL projects to be equipped with JSI™ sensors, the platform enabled the team to adjust the typical 24-hour heater usage (a standard in construction during cold winter months) and turn heaters off for parts of the day. This reduced natural gas heater usage by 46 percent and reduced electrical heater usage by 58 percent – that’s the equivalent energy of nearly half a million liters of gasoline and 43 homes’ electricity usage for one year. The project saved approximately $250,000 in energy costs.

3.  REWORK AVOIDANCE

Studies have shown construction rework comprises 7 to 11 percent of the total construction cost on a project. This waste is not only material, but also of labor and embodied energy of the materials. On the SKY Residences project, JSI™ helped the team monitor temperature and humidity conditions in real time and respond quickly to any problems or fluctuations. Remarkably, the project had no freeze-thaw leak incidents, which is virtually unheard of in winter construction. In addition, the repair rate for the premium hardwood flooring in each suite was reduced by 85%.  A significant amount of waste and almost $172,000 in rework was avoided – all thanks to smart construction and Job Site Insights™.

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