Thursday, July 18, 2024

Building Productivity

Among industry experts there is a feeling that the Construction industry has been behind on establishing productivity. According to a recent report of the World Economic Forum it considers the Construction industry’s productivity to be “meager”. The Swiss based business organization sets out guidelines for the industry to improve to meet burgeoning global demand.

“Digitalization, innovative technologies and new construction techniques” are the keys to improvement, says the report entitled Shaping the Future of Construction–A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology.

In Canada, in response to these types of concerns, Alberta Construction Association has helped to fund the Canada Construction Innovation (CCI).  As part of its long term strategy the CCI are looking to position the Canadian Construction Industry at the forefront of International competition. As well as move the Construction Industry forward to build a stronger future for the entire Canadian economy.

Another achievement which the ACA supports is the foundation of the Lean Construction Institute. Established in 2015 as a special committee of the Canadian Construction Association the Lean Construction Institute is helping transform the building industry in Canada by making a difference in how projects are planned, designed and managed, in all forms of project delivery. Lean Construction helps deliver construction projects more efficiently, while increasing productivity in all aspects of a project.