Canadian Shaw Group celebrates 160 years as they prepare for the future with Procore
Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today announced that The Shaw Group Ltd. is using the Procore platform to improve communication on its construction projects and implement real-time monitoring of safety on jobsites.
The Shaw Group is one of Atlantic Canada’s leading manufacturers and community developers. Founded as a brickmaker in 1861 in Nova Scotia, its rare longevity has seen it adapt, enter new industries, and build a business for the long term.
Its residential construction-focused divisions – Clayton Developments, Prestige Homes, and Shaw Living – will collaborate on the Procore platform, ensuring internal and external stakeholders have up-to-date, accurate information. The team will use the Project Management, Quality & Safety, Project Financials, and Invoice Management products on Procore’s single platform.
“We have some of the most talented people in the industry, and when we were looking for a digital solution to help us deliver our best work, we knew we needed something that could encompass everything we do,” said Don Gordon, P.Eng., Vice President, Construction – Real Estate at The Shaw Group. “Procore checked off everything we needed and will need as we take The Shaw Group into the future. We’re excited to take this step and look forward to delivering more value to our projects and clients.”
The company believes digitizing its operations will increase operational efficiency and improve the lives of its employees.
Gordon added, “The new process will create reliable historical project data that will inform our future business decisions. For example, the reporting of safety issues will be radically transformed. ‘Near misses’ will be reported in real-time in the field from any connected device. This will not only enable us to implement preventative measures based on rich historical data, but also help ensure our employees go home to their families at the end of the day rather than filling out safety paperwork.”
Additionally, Procore will provide a single source of truth for projects. Previously, information was stored in employee inboxes and laptops, network drives, and cloud storage solutions. Finding critical information and sharing it with the right people could be challenging. Now, everything will be stored in one place on Procore, with access for all stakeholders whether they’re in an office or the field.
Later in its implementation of Procore, the team will use Procore Analytics to surface insights into a project’s financial health. The tool will allow The Shaw Group to monitor a project’s percentage of completion by cost and by schedule, ensuring both are aligned and the project is on track.
“The Shaw Group sees that managing its projects on a single platform can create meaningful quality of life improvements for its team,” said Jas Saraw, Vice President, Canada at Procore. “We share a vision for moving the industry forward by enabling skilled workers to do great work without the burdens of outdated manual processes.”