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At the inflection point – “Smart Buildings” Special Edition

May 13, 2021 | By Anthony Capkun


May 13, 2021 – From rendering to ribbon cutting to operations, building projects have never relied more on technology. Smart buildings, which give owners access to a near limitless stream of data, are on the rise across the country.

This new approach to building is recalibrating owner demands on general contractors during the construction phase, as well as leading GCs to set new benchmarks for their subs.

Enjoy this Special Edition, presented by On-Site, HPAC and Electrical Business magazines, and sponsored by Procore.

This past March, experts from three leaders in the smart building space—Black & McDonald, EllisDon and Modern Niagara—joined David Kennedy, editor of On-Site magazine, to discuss the ways smart buildings are forcing jobsites to evolve, and share some of the steps GCs and subs need to take to ensure they aren’t left behind.


And speaking of smart building, Fall 2020 marked the substantial completion of the new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital just north of Toronto. Doug Picklyk, editor of HPAC magazine, reports on the client’s smart hospital vision, and the collaborative approach and smart construction technologies employed by the GC and subs.

Meantime, if you missed the webinar involving Colin Flock, Erica Brabon and Sam Boyajian, you can watch the recording (edited) right here:

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