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Pierre Boucher has been announced as the founding president of Canadian Construction Innovations (CCInnovations).

Pierre Boucher has been announced as the founding president of Canadian Construction Innovations (CCInnovations).

He has experience in the construction industry, including working more than 20 years for the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), most recently as its Chief Operating Officer.

“We are extremely pleased to have Pierre Boucher joining CCInnovations as its first president, and to help lead the innovation agenda for our industry,” said Paul Verhesen, chair of the CCInnovations Board of Directors and president and chief executive officer of Clark Builders. “Pierre’s background in our industry is well-known, and his knowledge of the innovation imperative for our industry will be an asset to CCInnovations.”

During his time with CCA, Boucher has held many ascending positions and portfolios, including responsibilities for the civil infrastructure, specialty trade contractors’ and manufacturers/suppliers’ sectors. He has also played a significant role in several issues of interest for the industry, including the environment, exports, labour relations, human resources, design-build, research and innovation, and electronic bidding and tendering. Most recently, Boucher also played a lead role in the establishment of the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC).

In addition to his work within the Canadian construction industry, Boucher had held the position of president with the Canadian Printing Industries Association. There, he played a significant role in government relations and public affairs, serving the printing industry for five years.

Boucher will assume his position effective Aug. 4.

CCInnovations was established in 2013 to provide the necessary framework to enhance industry-wide collaboration for innovation in the construction industry, with the aim to increase competitiveness, productivity, and financial performance.

JOC NEWS SERVICES

by Journal Of Commerce

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