SMT and IoT Infographic: IoT and Construction -the Untapped Benefits

Following the rise of big data analytics in the era of information technology and web based platforms, the highly used term, IoT, or, the Internet of Things, has been experiencing wider market adoption, despite being a concept around for a long time. IoT describes how anything of value has a connection or interface to the Internet and easily store and exchange data, ultimately offering greater integration, with less invasive installation. While applications can range from monitoring health and fitness through wearables, to having your fridge tracking and replenishing crucial groceries, to self driving connected cars, the notion of IoT has already, and will continue to, integrate into our dai

Parq Vancouver Development

SMT is currently using our DigiScan 360 services to scan the roofing membranes of the up and coming “urban resort”, Parq Vancouver. Known as Canada’s new entertainment destination, Parq Vancouver offers: two luxury hotels, world-class casino gaming, eight new restaurant and lounges, a rooftop park, a Spa by JW, Vancouver’s largest hotel ballroom, and more. For this project, the DigiSCAN 360 services were utilized to confirm that both the roofing and waterproofing were installed as designed, and planned by the construction group -quality assurance at its finest. Waterproofing and roofing contractors use the DigiSCAN 360 services to show that the roof membrane was intact immediately after thei

2017 SeaBEC Symposium

SMT is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 SeaBEC Symposium! Join us at the event on Tuesday, May 16th in the Seattle Art Museum. This years theme, “Advancing Building Enclosure: Beyond Code Conformance,” will concentrate on developing building enclosure designs and construction above the code standards. This years topics and speakers include: Moderator: David Bates, AIA, CSI Keynote Speaker: Anthony Powell Building Beyond the Code: The Contractor's Role in the Development of High Performance Buildings Martin Houston, Walsh Construction Co. Washington Residential Energy Code Current and Future Updates Luke Howard and Gary Nordeen, Washington State University Passive House Standards and Recent

Milton District Hospital

Overview LOCATION: Milton, ON COMPLETED: Ongoing AREA: 330,000 Sq. Ft. SENSOR CLASS: Building Intelli Conventional and Inverted Roof Monitoring, Wall Moisture Detection System. INDUSTRY: Institutional Details: A state of the art investment requires state of the art technology. With a $501.3 million dollar investment from the Province of Ontario, the Milton District Hospital expansion will feature cutting-edge diagnostic imaging equipment, electronic patient tracking systems and more advanced technologies for the improved health of residents in the Greater Toronto Area. The construction of the 330,000 square foot expansion began in April 2015, more than tripling the size of the existing faci

The 2017 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report

SMT is in the 2017 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report! Every year, Analytica Advisors releases a report highlighting Canadian Businesses that are working towards the goal of innovative cleaner technology, and better ways to do things in order to support the environment. The report takes in several years of research, and had taken into consideration over 800 clean technology firms in Canada. While Canada’s clean-tech industry has seen consistent support from public and private sectors, and has been seeing slight growth, much more needs to be done in order to ensure the stability of the industry and therefore the ability for the industry to meet its environmental and sustainable goals.

UBC Brock Commons: Vertical Movement and Moisture Monitoring

Overview LOCATION: Vancouver, BC COMPLETED: July 2017 AREA: 160,000 Sq. Ft. SENSOR CLASS: Investigative Research INDUSTRY: Institutional Details: The 18-story student residence at UBC slated to be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world standing 53 meters tall. In addition to its primary function as a student residence, the building will serve as an academic site for students and researchers, who will be able to study and monitor its performance and durability during and after construction. Two areas undergoing research by SMT in this building are vertical movement monitoring which includes wood compression and settling and the second is a study of the moisture performance of pre-fabr

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