CANSTech 2020

The construction technology and innovation tradeshow.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Cunard Centre, Halifax, NS

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After a successful inaugural event in 2018, the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) is pleased to announce the return of CANSTech – the construction technology and innovation trade show!

Teaming up again with our Presenting Sponsor, Procore, we are excited to bring you another round of world-class speakers and some of the best innovations our industry has to offer.

Thank you for joining us February 27, 2020 at the Cunard Centre!

Thank you for being a part of CANSTech 2020!

The second installment of CANSTech – the construction technology and innovation trade show – was held on Thursday, February 27, 2020, 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 world-class Keynote Speaker, David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, speak about “What generational change means for the workplace and the future of leadership”, then lead a panel on the same topic. Panelists included Paul Stewart, Pomerleau, Kristina Kaiser, Colliers Project Leaders, and Mike Castellani, Able Electric.

Jonathan Marsh, CEO and Construction Technologist at Steel Toe Consulting, presented “A 360-degree look at BIM”, followed by “Why It’s Time to Embrace Technology, Offsite Construction and Lean Methodology”.

For speaker bios, exhibitor bios and more, please download the CANS Events app for CANSTech: Click here to download the app.

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A big thanks to all of our CANSTech sponsors!
  • Presenting Procore Technologies
  • Platinum DIRTT / DI5
  • Platinum Lindsay Construction
  • Platinum MNP
  • Platinum rcs construction
  • Platinum Stanhope Simpson Insurance
  • Gold Bird Stairs
  • Gold dexel
  • Gold PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Gold Q104
  • Gold R&D Crane
  • Gold SITECH
  • Gold SolidCAD A Cansel Company
  • Silver Kent Mobile Shelters

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Speakers/Sessions

CANS Members, click HERE to watch the Speaker Presentation videos from CANSTech 2020!


9:00-10:15 AM Keynote Presentation + Panel Discussion:

Speaker: David Coletto, CEO Abacus Data
Topic: What generational change means for the workplace and the future of leadership

About this session: There are powerful new forces at work in the modern workplace, a dynamic driven by the intersection of disruptive technology and a new generation of employees who were raised differently, have different values and different expectations. Managing this change and embracing not just about survival, but what will make the difference between firms that excel and those that struggle.

In this engaging, data-filled presentation, David argues that a generational lens is needed by all firms large or small, who are seeking to understand the dynamics at work in the market.

Following his presentation, David lead the topic into a dynamic industry panel, featuring local players from across the generational divide. Thank you to our panelists:

  • Mike Castellani (Able Electric)
  • Kristina Kaiser (Colliers Project Leaders)
  • Paul Stewart (Pomerleau)
10:45-11:45 AM Session:

Speaker: Jonathan Marsh
Topic: A 360 degree look at BIM

About this session: Working within building information modelling (BIM) software is exciting and challenging for most construction companies. It’s easy to pick a software, jump in, and start modelling, but it’s important to take the time to plan the right BIM workflow for your business. This presentation discusses the fundamental steps from estimating, pre-construction, detailing, all the way through the fab shop to ensure a successful implementation of BIM.

1:00-2:00 PM Session:

Speaker: Jonathan Marsh
Topic: Why It’s Time to Embrace Technology, Offsite Construction and Lean Methodology

About this session: Offsite construction is the future of construction. This presentation discusses the benefits and challenges our industry is facing adopting offsite construction methods. We will also discuss common terminology and practical applications when it comes to kitting, prefab and modular construction and the roles we all play in this not so new concept.

Catch up on CANSTech 2018

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.

CANSTech 2018 PHOTOS

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Colleen Fiske, Manager, Marketing & Communications
cfiske@cans.ns.ca