“Industry entirely left to itself, would soon fall to ruin, and a nation letting everything alone would commit suicide”– Friedrich List
- PRIMARY involving the extraction and collection of natural resources
- SECONDARY dominated by the manufacture of finished products, especially consumables
- TERTIARY providing services – not producing raw materials, or manufacturing products
- QUARTERNARY using modern technology in R&D to train and provide information to other industries
With global spending in construction expected to reach US$17.5 trillion by 2030, and Canada contributing almost 20 percent, residential, industrial, commercial, institutional innovations are essential for sector changes at all levels. Moreover, ensuring responsible business innovation across land, construction, real estate use and investment are essential to make 2030 sustainable development goals a reality in all industries.