We look to the future with strategic investments in software tools that drive our Digital Strategy. EllisDon’s seed investment, implementation and company-wide adoption of COMPASS is an example of how we support the commercialization and scaling of staff or products by adopting a “first customer” approach. COMPASS is a solution that uses a robust data model to analyze prequalification information in order to help mitigate contract risk, and keep our project teams informed which gives our clients peace of mind.
Our Digital and Data Engineering leaders are also part of a unique forum within the BuiltWorlds global network— the BuiltWorlds Venture Forum (BVF). This forum brings together like-minded leaders across the AEC industry to explore strategic investment opportunities in the most promising construction technology products and services. We also support the forum through pilot opportunities and programs in partnership with our Construction Operations team. This drives faster market validation for the members, and is a real-time value add for our project teams.
We also participate in various cross-industry groups focused on innovation and technology adoption, including the Business Council of Canada Corporate Innovator Group, the Canadian Data Governance Standardization Collaborative and Vector Institute.