PCL Construction’s CIO is an ENR Top 25 Newsmaker

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Edmonton, Alberta, Jan. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PCL Construction’s chief information officer, Mark Bryant, has been recognized as one of Engineering News-Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers for 2018. The annual Newsmakers list is determined by a committee of ENR editors who select industry professionals who have gone above and beyond to improve the construction industry and the public.


Mark’s passion for Smart Construction led him to bring high technology to the jobsite, and to create an industry-leading platform that allows PCL Construction to read vast amounts of sensor data and improve project efficiency.   


“It’s an honor to be named an ENR Top 25 Newsmaker,” said Bryant. “I would be remiss, though, not to give a huge shout-out to our PCL team that has worked so hard to make this smart construction vision a reality. I’m looking forward to even more success with our platform in the future.” 


Job Site Insights™ (JSI) is PCL’s Smart Construction platform of the future. Construction sites are instrumented with various IoT sensors throughout the life span of a project and the data collected is continuously streamed to the JSI cloud platform built on Microsoft Azure using the features and capabilities of Azure Digital Twins. JSI visualizes the construction site, mapping the devices to spaces, equipment, assets, and people, and giving project staff a single pane-of-glass view of the jobsite in digital format. Through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, JSI analyzes the data and provides real-time actionable insights to construction site staff, partners, and owners. Job Site Insights™ is making construction smarter by enabling Lean construction, reducing costly rework and warranty claims, improving build quality, conserving energy, increasing productivity and safety, and reducing PCL’s carbon footprint.


The awardees will be recognized in ENR’s January 21 issue and at the magazine’s Award of Excellence event in New York City on March 21.



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 $8 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.


CONTACT: Shane Jones
PCL Constructors Inc.
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