PCL and AltaML Partner to Digitally Disrupt Construction

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Edmonton – North American Headquarters

Edmonton, Alberta (March 25, 2019) – PCL Construction is pleased to announce a new partnership with local software firm AltaML, to digitally build into the future.

What if there were a way to leverage IoT (internet of things) and advanced analytics to dramatically improve productivity and reduce construction delays and cost overruns while continually improving worker safety? PCL and AltaML are innovatively disrupting traditional construction processes by codeveloping artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications for the construction jobsite. Combining PCL’s expertise in construction and execution with AltaML’s expertise in AI and ML, and harnessing data from PCL’s Job Site Insights™ smart construction platform, is dramatically enhancing the industry’s leading digital construction platform.  

“By applying advanced analytics and machine learning to the incredible data volumes generated by our digital construction platform, PCL is realizing predictive, actionable, and measurable insights into its construction operations,” said PCL’s CIO, Mark Bryant. “This drives better productivity, improved safety, and greater efficiency, and affirms PCL’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.” 

“We are extremely excited to be partnering on this initiative with PCL,” said, Cory Janssen, CEO of AltaML. “It is refreshing to deal with an organization whose management team has such a forward-thinking vision for the future of their industry. The data and decades of experience from PCL combined with our experience in ML commercialization is an amazing combination.”

In addition to enhancing Job Site Insights™, the partnership will create solutions across PCL’s operations, including in the areas of business development, project planning, preconstruction, safety, quality, procurement, and jobsite operations.

PCL leverages technologies and partners with leading innovators to continually advance services and capabilities while setting the highest standard for operational excellence. PCL and AltaML are creating digital solutions that create measurable value for customers, employees, and shareholders. AltaML and PCL’s construction domain experts are building construction’s digital future, today. 

About PCL Construction 

​PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $9 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.


AltaML builds transformational software for business, powered by machine learning (ML). We partner with organizations using a codevelopment model where we can provide technical and strategic expertise on how to leverage their data with AI/ML to deliver significant ROI and new forms of competitive advantage. Find out more information at AltaML.com​.

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Shane Jones
Media Relations Specialist
PCL Construction
(780) 733-5107