Advancing innovation a top priority of Canadian Construction Association’s five-year strategic plan and vision to ‘Build a better Canada’
In a new initiative to assist Canadian construction companies gauge their level of construction innovation, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has joined forces with KPMG in Canada to launch the complimentary Digital maturity assessment tool for the construction industry.
Construction is rapidly evolving into a tech-savvy industry with the use of drones, automated vehicles, virtual and augmented reality (VR / AR). Advancing innovation is a top priority of CCA's five-year strategic plan and vision to 'Build a better Canada.'
New digital technologies, innovations and disruptive business models mean many construction organizations need to keep pace with the transformative changes required to drive growth, meet customer demands, increase productivity and attract the right digital talent to truly reap the benefits of the digital age.
With access to KPMG Canada's proprietary online Digital maturity assessment tool, construction companies of all sizes can now confidentially assess their digital readiness in a few minutes.
"The need for digital transformation to stay competitive in construction has been heightened by the pandemic," said CCA President Mary Van Buren. "This online tool will especially aid small and medium-sized construction companies by providing a benchmark of their efforts and insight on areas of future focus. We are delighted to work with a world-class organization such as KPMG on this initiative."
"We believe it's vital for companies to assess where they are on their digital journey to ensure technology and business strategies are aligned and delivering return on investment," said Lorne Burns, KPMG Canada's National Industry Leader, Building, Construction and Real Estate. "COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of embracing digital technologies to inform strategic decision-making, build resilience, enhance competitiveness and protect asset value amid disruption and uncertainty. We're thrilled to be joining forces with CCA on making our tool available to the construction industry."
Teaming up with KPMG Canada, a report on the findings will also be published at CCA's 2021 annual conference.
The KPMG Canada Digital maturity for Construction tool can be assessed at: home.kpmg/ca/en/home/insights/2020/11/canadian-construction-in-the-digital-age.html.
Across Canada, CCA represents more than 20,000 member firms drawn from 63 local and provincial integrated partner associations. CCA gives voice to the public policy, legal and standards development goals of contractors, suppliers and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada's heavy civil, institutional, commercial and industrial (ICI) construction industry.
The construction sector is one of Canada's largest employers and a major contributor to the country's economic success. The industry, 70 per cent of which is made up of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), employs more than 1.5 million Canadians and contributes 7 per cent towards Canada's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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