Mark Bryant: Bringing Smarter Technology to Jobsite Monitoring, One Cloud-Linked Sensor at a Time

Frustrated by the state of sensor platforms for tracking jobsite conditions, Mark Bryant set out to build his own. He reasoned that anyone could cobble together some off-the-shelf sensors, but ingesting all that data and getting useful, actionable information was the real challenge to be overcome.

One of the most time-consuming issues on jobsites is getting up-to-date and accurate information on site conditions and progress. What Bryant and his team at PCL built on top of Microsoft Azure Digital Twins became Job Site Insights, a web-based platform to bring in vast amounts of sensor data and provide a more intelligent view of a jobsite. The system captures data from thousands of sensors measuring temperature, humidity, wind speeds, worker or material locations—anything that can be logged can be aggregated. JSI compares those readings against scheduling and financial data, providing project managers and site supervisors with alerts to problem areas and, eventually, real advice on improving efficiency. JSI is hardware agnostic, built to work with just about any kind of jobsite sensor or data-logging system.

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