BuildForce Canada launches improving productivity campaign

By ReNew Canada 07:31AM March 10, 2017



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From company owners and contractors to workers, all sectors and all members of Canada’s construction and maintenance industry are being urged to join a national effort to change the way they plan, work and build. The industry-led initiative aimed at boosting productivity, was launched today by BuildForce Canada.

“A changing global economy, rapidly aging workforce and slower growth, are forcing our industry to take a hard look at every stage of construction in order to stay competitive and attract new investment,” said Rosemary Sparks, executive director of BuildForce Canada. “We’re engaging industry in a national conversation about tackling many of its biggest challenges and that includes productivity.”

BuildForce is raising industry awareness about best practices and how companies can work smarter. A new portal on will link industry to best practices, research and resources. Productivity is being incorporated into BuildForce’s online training courses and will also be a focus of a national construction industry summit planned for this fall.

Productivity is considered essential to keeping Canada’s economy competitive. Even small practical steps can help improve productivity, from communication between owners and contractors to ensuring equipment arrives on time.

“We’re working with industry to ensure the construction sector stays competitive,” added Sparks. “It’s all about a shift in thinking so that productivity becomes an important part of industry’s culture. How we work, is how we win.”

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