Saturday, July 20, 2024

Canadian Construction Sector is a Ready and Willing Partner on Innovation

CCInnovations members across the country — from buyers of construction services to design professionals to contractors to manufacturers and suppliers – commends the federal government for expanding funds and establishing new programs in Budget 2017 that will support research and development in the construction sector.

Construction is the cornerstone of the Canadian economy. The industry generates over $100 billion in economic activity annually, representing roughly 9% of Canada’s private sector GDP. The sector employs 1.25 million workers from every community in Canada – roughly 7% of the nation’s workforce. The construction sector is responsible for over 40% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and utilizes over 50% of our natural resources.

CCInnovations is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing a national, collaborative, and industry-oriented innovation strategy for the Canadian construction industry.

You can find out more about them here.