The province of Alberta has an impressive array of innovative construction startups that are bringing new technologies, materials, and methods to the industry. These startups are not just changing the construction landscape in Canada but also around the world. In the heart of the country, these game-changers are focused on everything from real-time construction intelligence to digitized interior design, advanced building technologies, and artificial intelligence-assisted build side estimation.
For these startup companies, construction isn’t just about bricks and steel beams. It’s about incorporating cutting-edge technologies like LiDAR, drones, and software to improve the processes of design, estimation, and construction. The alternative construction methods and material by these startups prioritize energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and environmental sustainability. Here, we take a look at fifteen construction startups in Alberta making waves in the industry.
We explore the startups’ unique services, the industries they engage with, and get to know the pioneering individuals behind these innovative enterprises. Whether you’re a construction professional, an investor, or someone simply interested in the nexus of technology and construction, these startups are worth your attention.
Digitizing interior construction with next-generation technology, Falkbuilt was founded by Mogens Smed. This innovative construction company is active in the Construction, Interior Design, Real Estate, and Software industry sectors.
Founded by Chloe Smith and Hogan Lee, Mercator AI specializes in real-time construction intelligence. Their services aim to help clients find and qualify new opportunities faster, making strides in the Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Construction, and more.
SumoQuote assists contractors to build beautiful, effective quotes that result in more work acquisition. This Construction startup was co-founded by Ryan Shantz.
ZS2 Technologies creates and produces its own advanced building technologies such as prefabricated structural panels. It operates primarily in the Building Material and Construction industries.
Neil Keown’s construction startup provides data collection, visualization and analyzes near-surface data identifying underground utilities, fluid leaks, soil layers, and infrastructure health. Sawback operates in a wide range of sectors including CleanTech, Construction, Drones, Energy, and Software.
Founded by Richard Jones, Vero Solutions operates as a vertical innovation and urbanization company within the construction, property management, and supply chain management industries.
Collegium champions Integrated Smart Contract, ProcureTech, and FinTech platforms for construction, providing a defined process for clients across Construction, FinTech, Property Development, and Software fields.
Apicem is a stealth mode contech startup founded by John McCaffray. It operates primarily in the construction industry and project management.
Lux Modus Ltd.
This startup, founded by Joseph Hlady, Lance Fugate, and Matthew Glazner, provides 3D Mapping and LiDAR as a Service, focusing on Autonomous Vehicles, Construction, Geospatial, Infrastructure, Mapping Services, Power Grid, Railroad, Software, and Transportation sectors.
Xkey AiEstimation and Business Services
Established by Mark Chappell and Rob Swynar, they provide AI-assisted build-side estimation for estimators focused on electrical, mechanical construction and operate in the Artificial Intelligence, Business Development, Construction, Machine Learning, and Software sectors.
Global Machinery Auctions
Leading in the sale and purchase of heavy equipment, Quinten Chaban-founded Global Machinery Auctions operates in Agriculture, Construction, Manufacturing, Online Auctions, and Transportation industries.
Legacy Heating & Cooling
Legacy Heating & Cooling provides ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilation) solutions, primarily operating within the Building Maintenance, Construction, Energy Management, and Service Industry sectors.
TradesLink functions as the online community for the trades, where users can leverage their profiles to find work. They operate in the Construction, Human Resources, Information Technology, Oil, and Gas, Social Network industries.
Quality Connect, founded by Andrew Wellwood, is an online marketplace that connects residential builders with trade contractors for construction projects. They operate in the Construction, Professional Services, Project Management, and Real Estate sectors.
This startup excels in delivering amazing homes, communities, and commercial properties. The Cantiro Group has a strong presence in the Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Interior Design, Real Estate Investment, and Residential sectors.
These Alberta-based startups are a testament to how innovation and technology can revolutionize traditional industries like construction. They exemplify the traits of successful startups – creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and a willingness to take risks to disrupt established norms.
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