What does Edmonton’s M.A.P. Group of Companies like about Smart Construction solutions from SMS Equipment? There’s lots.
But a good example is “With smart technology like intelligent machine control, instead of having to go back and check your work two or three times, you get it done once,” says Paolo Matera, M.A.P. equipment manager. The M.A.P. Group has been helping build and shape communities and infrastructure in Western Canada for nearly four decades now. It’s the biggest part of what they do. The new Edmonton riverside community of Keswick and the completed Anthony Henday Road stretching 77 kilometers around the city are two of their most recent projects
“It seems the more technology you have, the quicker the work gets done, and more efficiently too. It definitely helps out.”
Technological advancements over the past ten years are bringing Smart Construction mechanisms like intelligent machine control, remote health telematics, and GPS positioning to the industry. For example, intelligent excavators now offer 3D automatic control, and are revolutionizing the equipment market by eliminating the need for a support dozer. With savings of up to 31 hours of production time per machine each month, M.A.P. has certainly taken note. Paolo says their operators like the smart features, especially the senior operators, who are adapting to it quite well.
“And if some of the guys don’t know how to run a piece of equipment with the new technology, I know I can just call SMS Equipment.”
“We have the excavator with GPS and we are using it on a couple of ponds,” says Tony Matera, M.A.P. Group president. “It really does help out. The operators like it much more. And it helps with our survey. It helps when we are digging the pond and the final grading of it.