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COAA is an enabler of opportunity, offering members the opportunity to be part of the future of Alberta’s heavy industrial construction ecosystem.

Through collaboration and partnership, COAA’s owner-led membership brings together the heavy industrial construction industry to steward shared goals and priorities critical to a competitive and thriving Alberta.


The Construction Owners Association of Alberta offers to members and non-members, free of charge, best practices designed to improve safety and performance in industrial construction projects across the province. COAA offers Company Best Practices and Project Best Practices.

Company Best Practices are company-wide policies and Project Best Practices apply on a project-by-project basis. Both will help you improve safety and performance on your company’s job sites. Additionally, Resources provide specific Best Practices for ad hoc application when needed.


Our communities of practice are forums for COAA members to meet and engage in active conversations on specified areas of interest to fulfill both individual and group goals. They intentionally organize, manage, and steward a body of knowledge from which community members can draw.


Our committees do the important work of filling our mandate. Committee work includes studying how to make Alberta’s heavy industrial construction industry safer and more productive. The work they produce helps position the industry to be future ready.


The COAA Library contains  documents and resources, including Best Practices documents, Power Point presentations, tools, templates and more! 

The Library contains 30 Best Practices developed by COAA committees over the past two decades. These Best Practices are presented as a ”master” document (PDF format), followed by individual appendices, forms, checklists, etc., which can be accessed or downloaded individually. 



COAA hosts regular virtual webinars featuring topics and themes critical to the heavy industrial construction industry. These sessions are lunch & learn style, held typically over the noon hour. 


COAA’s member luncheons offer a unique opportunity to heart from feature speakers on cutting edge topics facing the heavy industrial construction sector.  These events are held regularly throughout the year in Calgary and Edmonton.


COAA’s signature Annual Conference provides a robust forum for the exchange of information and ideas, stimulating leadership, and valuable networking. For 30 years, the conference has provided a platform to showcase the development and promotion of two dozen industry best practices.


Our membership encourages participation from every corner of Alberta’s construction industry.


Participate in a committee to offer expertise and advance your knowledge.

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Contribute to advancing issues critical to the industry.

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Advance knowledge through participation in events.


Engage directly with industry peers to learn and share ideas.


Share your passion for the industry and learn intentionally from colleagues.


March Free Webinar

MEETING THE MOMENT:  BUILDING CANADA’S HYDROGEN VALUE CHAIN THROUGH A HUB-BASED APPROACH This free webinar will highlight the tremendous hydrogen opportunity that exists in Alberta and Canada.

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March Networking Luncheon

COLLABORATIVE CONTRACTING: Improve Productivity and Increase Predictability On March 15 at the Petroleum Club in Calgary, join us for an engaging networking lunch and feature presentation

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COAA members work to unlock competitiveness by stewarding safety, productivity, innovation, and industry sustainability in Alberta’s heavy industrial construction ecosystem.


COAA’s vision reflects our more than 50 years of industry leadership and strategic advancement. Our vision is that Alberta is recognized as a world- class jurisdiction to build and maintain capital assets.


Through collaboration and partnership, COAA’s owner-led membership brings together the heavy industrial construction industry to steward shared goals and priorities critical to a competitive and thriving Alberta.


The Construction Owners Association of Alberta recognizes that COAA’s office in Edmonton is located within Treaty 6 Territory and within the Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We further acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations and we are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.