BDO’s Construction Tycoon is an interactive online game that immerses players in the construction business
BDO helps build future construction tycoons
Leading accounting and business advisory firm BDO has integrated its business advisory expertise into Construction Tycoon, an interactive online game that immerses players in the construction business.
Players can create their own company, build a property portfolio, and put together a team strong on logistics, worksite safety and money management – while trying to keep afloat!
Created by Joy Business Academy, the Tycoon series has the backing of partners that include Microsoft, Xero, Ministry of Social Development, and the Building Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), as well as BDO.
Construction Tycoon is the first of this type of game to include real-world support within the construction industry. Support from partners includes the Xero login system, BCITO’s work-ready portal, Ministry of Social Development services, BDO’s advisory services and BNZ loans. There are real-world scenarios to show what goes on in business, and the game also highlights the skills needed.
Construction Tycoon is launching with a national schools competition, giving every secondary school student the chance to play one of the Tycoon educational games for free for a week from 6 to 10 May.
BDO’s director of innovation, Adam Davy, says: “Running a business isn’t a rehearsal. The pitfalls and potential for failure are all too real, especially in the construction industry, and these issues have been well documented in the media and BDO’s Construction Survey Report.
BDO’s director of innovation, Adam Davy: “Running a business isn’t a rehearsal. The pitfalls and potential for failure are all too real, especially in the construction industry”
“Up until now, there has been little assistance available to really help aspiring and existing members of the construction industry to learn the ropes in a risk-free environment. Construction Tycoon addresses that need.
“For an organisation like BDO that has literally hundreds of clients in construction-related industries, this was a great opportunity to provide some real-world advice.”
Be part of the 2019
BDO is taking the pulse of the New Zealand Construction Industry and wants to hear from you!
BDO has just opened their 2019 Construction Survey. James MacQueen, BDO’s head of construction comments: “This survey is different. It focuses on the real day-to-day challenges that keep members of the industry awake at night. By participating, you can gain valuable insight from your industry peers and competitors, and help drive changes in the industry.”
There is an opportunity to provide an email address at the end of the survey should you wish to receive a copy of the report. Your answers in the survey remain confidential.
Access the survey by clicking here