MONTREAL — Pomerleau is partnering with Factry, Canada’s first training centre specializing in developing creative skills, to create the Pomerleau aXLab, an innovation lab dedicated to integrate technology to the construction industry.
Located in the heart of the Factry campus in downtown Montreal in the Quartier de l’innovation, the lab will allow Pomerleau innovation teams to come together develop technologies in robotics, off-site construction, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and digital twins. The goal is to propel the industry into the future. By having the lab in Montreal, the companies hope to contribute to the economic recovery of the city.
The aXLab will also allow younger generations to learn from Pomerleau experts by taking part in workshops and other educational initiatives that will provide inspiration for innovation teams and enhance technology research projects, indicates a recent release, adding future programming at Factry, featuring a range of training sessions, workshops and events, will showcase the ideas, knowledge and questions that emerge from the aXLab.
Pomerleau will begin the buildout of the aXLab in the coming weeks. The lab will be headed up by Carolyne Filion, Eng. M.Eng., innovation manager, R&D and special projects at Pomerleau.
“By trying out technologies in a custom laboratory, we will be able to accurately determine their efficacy and added value for our projects and the entire industry,” said Eric Lessard, vice-president, innovation and technology and chief digital officer at Pomerleau, in a statement. “We believe in the strong potential for emulation with the creative ecosystem at Factry.”