Edmonton, Alberta (April 18, 2018) – PCL Construction and Microsoft
are joining forces to fuel joint innovation and development of smart building
implementations. Combining PCL’s engineering
and industry expertise with the technical acumen of Microsoft’s engineering and
R&D teams, PCL is leveraging advanced Azure capabilities to develop the
next generation of Smart Building solutions.
PCL’s CIO, Mark Bryant, is looking forward
to the venture, “Smart Building solutions are important to our clients,
enabling building operators to gain valuable insights, and it’s an exciting
area to be involved in. PCL Construction is delighted to be partnered with
Microsoft to enable leading marketplace solutions.”
Supporting these solutions is
the full range of Azure services, including Power BI, Azure IoT, and
Microsoft’s advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence capabilities.
Specifically, PCL, backed by Microsoft Azure, will be developing solutions to
address the following use cases:
construction efficiency and safety
Track workers, inventory, and
environmental conditions during building construction to increase efficiency,
improve safety, and provide advanced insight into the construction process.
system efficiencies throughout buildings
Reduce management, maintenance, and
utility costs by learning, from the data collected, to create improvements and efficiencies, such as by automatically turning off the heat in an
occupant satisfaction and productivity
Personalize and automate your building’s
features—lighting, heating and cooling, room utilization, and more—to create a
more comfortable and productive work environment.
actionable insights and greater control
Connect usage information from disparate
systems and integrate it into a central view for better visibility of
inefficiencies and issues, and to achieve peak optimization.
a positive impact on the planet
Drive environmental efficiencies and
achieve higher returns by optimizing the use of resources for heating and
cooling systems, electricity, water, and other utilities, to reduce energy
consumption and costs.
About PCL Construction
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 $8 billion, making PCL the
largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North
America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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