The Construction Technology and Innovation Trade Show

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CANS Members click HERE to watch the Speaker Presentation videos from CANSTech 2018!

The inaugural CANSTech – the Construction Technology and Innovation Trade Show – was held on November 20, 2018 at the Cunard Centre in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.

CANSTech united exhibitors, sponsors and world-class speakers to showcase new technologies, upcoming trends and innovative products all under one roof. Attendees from our membership, government and supporting industry organizations were in the room to view, learn and make business connections!

Attendees heard from world-class Keynote Speaker James Benham, JBKnowledge, speak about how today’s tech is disrupting the world’s oldest industry. Rob McKinney, JBKnowledge, outlined the top five workflows that contractors can optimize with mobile apps. Attendees then heard Jeff Sample, JBKnowledge, describe how to select and integrate the best solutions for their projects.

The CANSTech Construction Innovation Panel Discussion heard from panelists as they described their experiences with embracing innovations and implementing them within their organizations. Panelists included Jean Léger, Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), Jas Saraw, Procore Technologies, Dr. Ivanka Iordanova, Pomerleau and Jamal Mohammed, SITECH Mid-Canada. The panel was moderated by Trent Soholt, The Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council.

For speaker bios, exhibitor bios and more, check out the CANSTech Show Guide, click HERE.

Check out the CANSTech Wrap-Up Video! Click HERE.


Congratulations to the CANSTech prize winners!

  • AeroVision Canada Inc. Prize, Free Training course or Drone: Adam Nimmo
  • BDC Prize, GoPro HER07 Action Camera: Shawn Smith
  • GBS Technologies Prize, Tablet: Andrew Morris
  • MNP LLP Prize, two Nike Golf Shirts and a $100 Chives gift card: Chad Allen
  • MRE Group Prize, a $200.00 gift card to Race Auto Group and a $50.00 Tim Horton gift card:Alex Comeau
  • Procore Technologies Prize, $250 Amazon gift card: Shawn Janzen
  • Sayle Safety Inc. Prize, five user licenses for 6 months on their app: James Weatherby
  • Door Prize, $100 Prepaid MasterCard: Edward Storm
  • Q104 Prize, four Moosehead tickets, four Construction Crew T’s, two Q coffee mugs, two QStainless Steel Water bottles: Joseph Hines

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Thank you to all our CANSTech Sponsors!

Presenting                    Procore

Welcome Reception   rcs construction

Platinum                       MNP
Platinum                       CFM Service – Survey Division
Platinum                       SITECH
Platinum                       Office Interiors

Gold                               R D Cranes
Gold                               Ipex Inc
Gold                               PlanGrid
Gold                               Q104

Silver                              Brandt



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Colleen Fiske, Manager, Communications & Marketing