May 19, 2020

A look inside Montreal’s $250mn Technopole Angus Green Neighbourhood project

Sustainability
Montreal
clean energy
Technopole Angus Green Neighbourhood project
zaymalz malz
2 min
A look inside Montreal’s $250mn Technopole Angus Green Neighbourhood project

Late last month, the Quebec government announced that it would provide $20.5mn in funding for Montreal’s Technopole Angus Green Neighbourhood project.

“We are extremely pleased to see the Technopole Angus eco-district come alive,” said President and CEO of Societe de Developpement Angus. “We applaud with enthusiasm the financial participation of the Government of Quebec, which allows us to start all the infrastructure works, including an energy transfer loop between the buildings and an eco-responsible management system.”

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Yaccarini announced that construction of the project would begin in the Spring at the Major Projects Strategic Forum, with the project expected to cost $250mn in total.

The neighbourhood will span 895,000 square feet and will include housing and office developments, alongside public and green space, all designed to the highest environmental standards.

The plan, developed in collaboration by architecture companies Provencher_Roy and Nip Paysage, includes an energy loop for heat exchange between buildings that will reduce energy consumption by 40% and gas emissions by 26%, in addition to landscaping systems that will reuse 95% of rainwater.

The focal point of the neighbourhood will be the Cite Angus – a condominium development that will be tailored for families, featuring 120 two, three or four-bedroom units, geared particularly towards affordable housing initiatives.

“This is a vision that unfolds today and will have a catalytic effect for East Montreal,” said Yaccarini.

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

APTIM
Intelliwave
3 min
Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.

 

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