Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT technologies, PCL created the mobile-ready Job
Site Insights™ (JSI™) application to provide a
single-pane view into all aspects of construction.
and analyzing Internet of Things (IoT) data, PCL is improving its processes to
increase safety, efficiency, and productivity while positioning itself as a
ago, PCL implemented a technology initiative based on four pillars: cloud,
mobility, analytics, and integration.
cloud-first business was the core of our strategy, and Microsoft Azure was our
platform of choice,” explains Mark Bryant, PCL’s chief information officer.
the cloud helps PCL take new approaches to construction that, in turn,
facilitate new approaches to what is possible for today’s modern cities.
owners, smart buildings are a way to remain competitive and differentiate
themselves from other developers. They need to drive down energy and
maintenance costs while driving up tenant satisfaction and retention—and equip
buildings to accommodate a modern workforce.
recognized that it needs to create smart buildings to keep new business flowing
in, and the company has embraced IoT to make that happen. By enabling real-time
data access and analytics, PCL can increase job-site safety, operational
efficiencies, and worker productivity.
JOB SIte INSIGHTS™
Microsoft Azure and Azure IoT technologies to serve as the foundation for its
smart construction push. Moving assets to the cloud gives PCL the
infrastructure, agility, and scalability it needs to maximize business
efficiencies for the company and its customers.
cloud-first push was also the first step toward developing JSI™, a construction management application that provides a
single-pane view into all aspects of work at a job site.
JSI™ is built on Azure and is accessible through a desktop PC,
tablet, or mobile device. It uses Microsoft Power BI dashboards and data
visualizations that show everything from costs to quality metrics, schedules,
and inspections. It connects the productivity tools in Microsoft Office 365 and
uses a wide variety of Azure services, including Azure Digital Twins, to
uncover deep insights into the data.
“JSI™ was a product of listening to our
customers, our consultants, and all the stakeholders in our business,” says
Chris Gower, chief operating officer for PCL’s Buildings Group. “It lets
everyone understand what is happening at every stage of the process, from
planning through construction, postconstruction, and how the building is being
used by its occupants. We’re adding value at every one of those stages.”
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about how PCL created JSI™, an IoT based smart construction
platform based off Microsoft Azure, Azure Digital Twin, and Azure Maps technologies,
in this Microsoft Customer Story.