The Ingenious Awards, hosted by the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), celebrates success through technology by recognizing Canadian companies in the public, private and non-profit sectors that use information and communications technology in solution-oriented, performance enhancing, and innovative ways. This year, PCL, was awarded an Ingenious Award in the large private sector category for its PCL Project Analytics.
PCL is an Edmonton-headquartered construction company with branches across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Australia. Together, the company is represented in 31 major centres, working in civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets. At $8.3 billion in annual construction volume, PCL is the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America.
The award winning initiative, PCL Project Analytics, is described by the company as “an innovative analytics/dashboard solution that provides key performance indicators for cost, quality, scheduling, safety, and staffing (team) of a construction project. In addition, it solves technical challenges around data access, allowing for transparent discussions and measurable insight into how a project is progressing, leading indicators of any difficulties and successes.”
PCL Project Analytics was used with great success during a joint venture project between PCL and Turner Construction during the Midfield Satellite Concourse North (MSC) project at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
One of the busiest airports in the world, LAX has been in operation since 1928, with the main terminal being later constructed in 1931. The MSC project is part of Los Angeles World Airports’ multi-billion dollar initiative to continually update, maintain and innovate LAX. The MSC project involves a central terminal processor, conveyance systems for passengers and baggage and new taxiways/taxilanes and airport aprons. The changes mean greater flexibility and scheduling, better service and increased security for the patrons and staff of the airport.
PCL is happy to report that the PCL projects analytics team was able to take a project that would usually take one year to build, the creation of the LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse KPI dashboard for Los Angeles World Airports, and complete it in just 40 days.
Mark Bryant, chief information officer, PCL Construction, says, “We are exceptionally proud of the collaboration between our project and business intelligence teams. The power of the Project Analytics dashboard is that it generates a meaningful, collaborative and proactive discussion around adopting leaner construction practices. Most importantly, it is another innovative way in which we successfully realize the vision of our clients while maintaining full transparency and data security.”
PCL celebrated the win at the awards presentation in Ontario, alongside five other Ingenious Award winning companies (Ontario MD, Cancer Care Ontario, Sensibill Inc., Lumo, and SOTI Inc.) and two individuals (Claudio Silvestri of NAV Canada and Bruce Ross of Royal Bank of Canada) who were presented with CanadianCIO Awards.
You can learn more about PCL Project Analytics on their YouTube channel (video: youtu.be/Bk0QLK921_E), and you can also learn more about PCL by visiting their website at pcl.com.