BDO helping to build future construction tycoons


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.

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, the BCITO’s work-ready portal, Fletcher Building, Microsoft, 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.

BDO construction sector head James McQueen says up until now there has been little assistance available to really help aspiring and existing members of the construction industry 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.”

Who can play Construction Tycoon?

Whether you work in the construction industry, have apprentices who need to learn the ropes, or have secondary school-age children who want to understand the industry, you can gain a lot from playing Construction Tycoon.

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