Ontario Construction News staff writer
Established in 2021, Building Good is a thought leadership initiative that aims to help owners and industry partners to change the way the architecture, engineering, and construction industry designs and builds for the betterment of people and the planet.
The goal, through this partnership is to “drive sustainable change through the promotion, discussion, and execution of Building Good’s three focus areas –industry transformation, equity and inclusion and sustainability.”
“Every business can and should make the world a better place. The construction industry in particular has a significant opportunity to take the lead,” said Tim Coldwell, Chandos Construction president.
“Our business model is built on this very belief. Some of the ways we put this into practise is by partnering with social enterprises, hiring at risk youth and diverse talent, and by working towards a net zero future.”
The Building Good community is another important channel to connect with businesses that share the same goals and ambitions.
“Together, we can be forces for good,” Coldwell said.
Using key channels including the Building Good blog and podcast, partners and industry guests will discuss AEC’s biggest challenges, innovative solutions, and the opportunities that these changes bring AEC organizations, government, and the public.
“Bird strives to positively impact the communities in which we live and work and we are excited for this opportunity to promote meaningful change across our industry through the Building Good initiative,” said Gilles Royer, chief operating officer at Bird.
“Building Good aligns to our approach of maximizing social and environmental impact, which is rooted in our four ESG pillars of build green, live green, work green, and a commitment to governance. Our ESG pillars have a natural alignment with Building Good, its three focus areas, and its vision of driving positive change in our industry.”