Canadian Manufacturing

On-Site: As construction contends with COVID-19, the forced shift to cloud technology offers a silver lining

With coronavirus severely limiting the number of workers allowed on job sites, cloud-based solutions are more important than ever

April 21, 2020  by David Kennedy

Technology has become pervasive on construction sites, but with the pandemic forcing non-essential staff off-site it’s more important than ever. PHOTO: Getty Images/Morsa Images

With coronavirus severely limiting the number of workers allowed on job sites, cloud-based solutions are more important than ever.

A significant portion of construction will always need to be done on-site, but even before the current crisis, cloud-based software has given project stakeholders the ability to stay up to date without ever stepping into the dirt. Now that thousands of sites across Canada are limiting access to essential staff only, projects already operating in the cloud have been able to maintain a sense of normalcy.

Read more from On-Site magazine, Canada’s construction magazine and one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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