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How Latium Technologies Is Addressing Key Labor Shortages


Latium Technologies is tackling key labor shortages in the construction industry with IoT solutions.


A job site personnel using his cellphone to scan a smart sensor placed on a shipping container. Photo from Latium Technologies.
A job site personnel using his cellphone to scan a smart sensor placed on a shipping container. Photo from Latium Technologies.

Labor shortages have become a growing concern in various industries worldwide, especially in the construction sector. The demand for skilled workers in construction often exceeds the available workforce, leading to project delays, increased costs, and reduced efficiency on site. In response to the pressuring issue, Latium Technologies has emerged as a pioneering force, utilizing cutting-edge industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions to address the labor shortages in the construction industries and beyond.


The Reality of Labor Shortages Across Canada


Finding solutions for job vacancies and the demand for skilled trades workers in heavy industries is no easy task. The shortage of skilled labor or trades workers is affecting 9 in 10 Canadian construction companies, hindering their ability to bid on projects and meet deadlines.[1] The declining trend in skilled trades workers will continue over the next decade as a demographic shift becomes more prominent in the industry. With unprecedented demand for labor, construction companies seek alternative solutions to help adapt to the current state of the industry.


Revolutionizing Construction Efficiency with Latium Technologies' IoT Solutions


Latium Technologies is an industrial IoT solutions company that offers a scalable, field-proven suite of solutions, designed to help businesses optimize operations and increase efficiencies. Job Site Insights (JSI) is our custom-engineered IoT platform designed to monitor, manage, and control data collected from wireless sensors on job sites of any size and project type. We provide job site personnel with real-time alerts and notifications of adverse conditions across not only the construction industry, but also mining, oil and gas, and pipeline as well. In doing so, we're able to streamline processes to improve operational efficiencies and eliminate manual labor time.


Remote Monitoring and Surveillance

Job Site Insights provides construction sites with remote monitoring capabilities, allowing project managers to oversee operations even from a distance. This features helps address labor shortages by minimizing the need for on-site personnel while ensuring projects remain on track.


Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance is another key aspect of our IoT solutions. By continuously monitoring and analyzing equipment data, potential issues and breakdowns can be identified before they escalate, preventing costly downtime and minimizing the need for additional labor.


Data-Driven Decision Making

Through advanced data analytics, make smarter and more informed decisions throughout a job site. By collecting and analyzing data from various sources, project managers manage and optimize resource allocations, and identify areas for improvement, mitigating impacts of labor shortages on site


Explore Our Suite of Solutions:


Job Site Staffing empowers construction companies to proactively manage their labor needs by offering real-time insights into current labor resources and forecasting future requirements. JSS optimizes workforce utilization and productivity, while simultaneously ensuring compliance with labor regulations and reducing labor costs. With JSS, businesses can strategically plan and allocate labor across multiple job sites, ensuring that they'll have the right people with the proper skills at the right time. Additionally, the platform assists in reaching project goals on time and within budget, while improving worker satisfaction and safety


Job Site Resourcing empowers project teams with seamless control over the delivery, storage, and logistics of job site materials. With JSR, construction companies can efficiently plan just-in-time deliveries and effortlessly track the movement of materials from a centralized platform. By streamlining delivery workflows, optimizing resource allocation, and facilitating effective communications, JSR enables project teams to achieve a higher level of efficiency. The platform also offers self-service booking capabilities, enhancing convenience and flexibility. With reduced costs and improved project schedules, JSR is the ultimate solution for efficient logistics planning, paving the way for project success.


Unleashing the Power of Cutting-Edge IoT Sensors


With labor shortages becoming more prominent in the construction industry, Latium Technologies' line of smart sensors is tailored to assist in eliminating manual labor time while streamlining various processes. These smart sensors are capable of collecting and transmitting vast amounts of data in real-time, enabling automation and optimizing numerous tasks.


For instance, a use case for our concrete sensor provides real-time data to track the strength and maturity of concrete when placed. This helps in reducing third-party concrete testing costs and time-consuming manual testing procedures that delay formwork stripping, control field quality, and accelerate post-tensioning processes.


In another instance, our asset tracking & security sensor provides invaluable information on asset utilization patterns and worker behaviour so project managers can take control of their job site more effectively.


Another example would be our flood detection & liquid measurement sensors, as we're able to monitor and detect the presence of water or other liquids. Which then notifies job site personnel of adverse conditions to mitigate potential risks and costly rework. This sensor provides a safer working environment through immediate notification and eliminates the need for job site personnel to monitor the location on-site through remotely monitoring the sensors on JSI.


As labor shortages continue to pose challenges to the construction industry, Latium Technologies is spearheading the transformation of the industry with our IoT solutions. By embracing IoT technologies, construction companies can streamline operations, increase productivity, and bridge the labor gap. With the integration of remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and data-driven decision-making, Latium is paving the way for a more efficient and sustainable future of construction.


To view more info and use cases on our sensors, visit our Sensor by Project page, or email us with inquiries at info@latiumtech.com


[1] https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/construction-companies-say-digital-technologyhttps://nationalpost.com/news/canada/construction-companies-say-digital-technology-key-to-addressing-labour-shortages-key-to-addressing-labour-shortages


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