Since 2005, GEMS has been creating new methods and setting standards in monitoring for environmental compliance on construction and development sites of all shapes, sizes and scopes in Ontario.
Our expertise ranges from water and excess soil quality monitoring and sampling, to aquatic and field ecology, to erosion and sediment control. From environmental inspections to guiding, planning and securing project permits to take clients from start to finish, GEMS is a full-service partner dedicated to helping contractors and builders get and keep their project moving.
Collecting data is a big part of the process. And, our digital monitoring capabilities take our insights and abilities to the next level of accuracy and predictive solution planning.
GEMS digital monitoring provides real-time data, 24/7. Our tech stays on the job, round-the-clock.
What is remote digital monitoring?
Simply put, digital monitoring takes into account natural occurrences that can change conditions on a site from one moment to the next.
How did we develop our tech?
In 2018, GEMS recruited newly minted university grads fresh from their respective science programs, and tasked them to find the best existing equipment for monitoring the key performance indicators of construction dewatering systems:
GEMS data platform
Our Data Platform gives users early warning alarms for everything from low fuel levels, to high or low flow conditions, and will warn them if any trigger events, which could prevent them from keeping with contract requirements and/or permit compliance, occur.
Our real-time monitoring dashboard gives our customers a true-to-life insight into what’s happening at their site, 24/7. It costs less than traditional environmental monitoring, and its accessibility means less worry and more confidence
GEMS uses several core monitoring technologies to fulfill the specific requirements of a given task or of a development project.
Our DataLINKS Real-Time Remote Monitoring Dashboard allows access to monitoring data whenever necessary using common digital messaging and two-way communication.
These units allow up to 4 additional sensors to measure water quality, environmental conditions or system operating parameters.
These units allow up to 4 additional sensors to measure water quality, environmental conditions or system operating parameters. And our DataCUBE provides real-time, per-gallon monitoring up to 43 million gallons daily. And we build, test, maintain and troubleshoot every real-time monitoring solution that we put to market.
All-in-one portable monitoring stations for effluent quality and quantity monitoring in construction dewatering, sewer and river by-pass...
All-in-one portable monitoring stations for effluent quality and quantity monitoring in construction dewatering, sewer and river by-pass pumping and treatment monitoring applications. The DataCUBE was designed to conveniently and accurately collect and record flow and water quality information remotely under the harshest conditions.
The DataCUBE can be installed anywhere on site to get you the data you want, where you want it, without the all-too-common installation obstacles.
Using our digital innovations, GEMS routinely monitors:
- Water Quality
- Flow: Volume & Rate
- UAV Inspections
- Acoustic Ecologic Surveys
Noise & Vibration
And all of our technicians are supported by our Instruments & Digital Monitoring Specialists
We’ve truly created a perfect combination of hardware, software and human expertise streamlined to meet permitting and compliance requirements scaled to meet Ontario regulations and doesn’t require the cooperation of different niche agencies, technologies and teams.
GEMS EMAC technicians take care of it all!
Selecting the right monitoring and communications tools for each job
Installing and setting up instruments and equipment to perform as needed, when needed
GEMS Technicians are here for the duration of the project to keep data flowing the way it’s supposed to
Setting up custom alarms and notifications (SMS or Call-Out)
Review the data to ensure its purity
Report and interpret the information, backed by GEMS’ team of qualified environmental specialists