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Pomerleau and Factry Announce New Construction Laboratory

April 7, 2021 | By Logan Caswell

Canada's first training centre that will focus on developing creative skills and integrating innovative technology.


Future of construction has taken a positive leap forward after Pomerleau joined forces with Factry, helping create a new state of the art innovation lab in Montreal, the Pomerleau aXLab is dedicated to integrating technology to the construction industry.

Helping lead a growing revolution, driven by technological breakthroughs, Pomerleau is hoping this latest investment will help add value to their projects.

“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,” says Eric Lessard, vice president, innovation and technology and Chief Digital Officer at Pomerleau.

The new laboratory will be located in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier de l’innovation, with hopes of the Factry campus becoming a place for innovation teams to come together.

“With this project, we want to develop new skills to usher the construction industry into the future,” says Ian Kirouac, executive vice president, Canadian Building Operations and Corporate Transformation.

Workshops and other educational activities will also be provided to the thousands young professionals who visit Factry each year, featuring a range of training sessions, workshops, and events.

Pomerleau are expected to begin the building process of XLab in the coming weeks.





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