BOF AMERICAS 2011: EllisDon Innovation

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BOF AMERICAS 2011: EllisDon Innovation

  1. 1. Who is EllisDon?Employee owned construction services firm with $2.6billion in revenuefor F2011EllisDon is one of the few construction companies with an active R & DdepartmentOffices in all major Canadian cities with 76 active job sites across thecountry and an expanding international presence“At EllisDon we rely on our people – pure and simple – and we give themthe freedom to think hard about what our clients need to succeed, andall the authority they need to deliver this success in an atmosphere ofmutual respect and trust.” – Geoff Smith, President and CEO
  2. 2. Why Uprising? EX: New Oakville Hospital is $1b project. It will employee approximately ~50 ED employees on the jobsite. For each ED employee there are ~24 subcontractors and consultants who will work on the project.With 76 active jobsites and corporate support departments knowledgeshare is a real problem.Uprising is meant to connect ED regardless of jobsite, area office orcorporate silo.
  3. 3. Expected Outcome of UprisingIncrease knowledge share between jobsites.Reduce time to find project solutionsExplore innovative solutions to age old construction challengesRecruiting
  4. 4. Barriers to Innovation ProgramHuge cultural resistance to admitting to having a challenge “With enough time and money we can fix any challenge” “We get paid to overcome challenges” “Why don’t you go to all of the other jobsites, ask them for their challenges and then bring them back to me and I’ll fix them for you”

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