I N D U S T R Y I N N O VAT I O N
Roadbuilding of the
Future Look Like?
By Grant Cameron, Journal of Commerce
A grader scrapes at the granular surface of what
will soon be a new roadway. In the cab, an operator
watches a screen, checking the grade and material compaction.
He doesn’t bother to get out of the cab. Doesn’t
have to. The machine uses satellite network data and sensors
to assess the work.
Nearby, an excavator is clawing at the ground. In the
distance, an operator is directing the operation via remote
control. In another area, a construction worker wearing
a powered exoskeleton suit, which increases strength and
endurance, is moving heavy rocks and debris out of the way.
Welcome to the roadbuilding site of the future.
ALBERTA HEAVY 3 2019 63