Canadian construction company SNC-Lavalin is building “client technology hubs” with immersive digital displays in Montreal, London and Bangalore to improve collaboration on projects.
Called Lava Labs, the hubs will, SNC-Lavalin said, “be fitted out with state-of-the-art technology where clients can immerse themselves in the huge potential of data and technology, allowing them to visualise, collaborate and deliver their projects in new and innovative ways with greater certainty and speed, while driving better outcomes”.
Ian L. Edwards, SNC-Lavalin’s president and chief executive, said: “These hubs will provide our people with the space and technology to think and work differently – collaborating with our clients and partners to co-create, develop and implement solutions that impact the people and communities we serve worldwide.”
Lava Labs will also host events, training and virtual discussions.
Federico Puebla has been appointed Global Lead of Lava Labs. He joins from Desjardins Group, North America’s largest financial cooperative, where he was the architect of its first innovation lab, Desjardins Lab, the Startup in Residence incubator, and the largest open innovation competition in Canada, Coopérathon.
Image: Montreal, Canada, where the first lab has opened (Michael Descharles/Unsplash)