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COAA IS OPPORTUNITY

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.

PURPOSE
To be future ready; unlocking competitiveness by stewarding safety, productivity, and innovation in Alberta’s heavy industrial construction ecosystem.

VISION
Alberta is recognized as a world-class jurisdiction to build and maintain capital assets.

VALUE PROPOSITION
COAA is an enabler of opportunity, offering members the opportunity to be part of the future of Alberta’s heavy industrial construction ecosystem. As an association, COAA demonstrates value through opportunity.

  • The opportunity to learn and grow.
  • The opportunity to collaborate and engage.
  • The opportunity to exchange ideas, have a voice, and help shape the industry.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

COAA’S Board of Directors is made up of senior executives active and influential in the heavy industrial construction industry.  Our Board meets regularly throughout the year and is directly engaged with COAA’s committees and communities of practice.

Executive Officers

Ryan Jackson

COAA President

General Manager, Project Execution, Suncor Energy Services

Kyle Keith

COAA Vice President

Director, Facility Implementation, Canada Gas, TC Energy

Steve Owens

COAA Treasurer

Vice President, Construction, Pre-Operations & Supply Chain Management, Capital Power Corporation

Scott Maguire

COAA Past President

Manager, Upstream Supply Chain, Cenovus Energy Inc.

Directors

Steve Peplinski

Director

Projects Manager, Scotford Complex, Shell Canada Energy

Dan Williams

Director

Manager, Construction Management, Enbridge Pipelines

Katherine Blaschuk

Director

Regional Projects – Project Execution Manager, Imperial Oil Resources

Lindsey Hinther

Director

Director, Projects, AltaLink

Blake Ronellenfitch

Director

Projects Manager, ConocoPhillips Canada

Ross Piche

Director

Vice President, Projects and Construction, TransAlta Corporation

Trevor Elliot

Director

Director Construction & Project Services, Keyera Corp.

Darren Seleshanko

Director

Leader, Mid-Size Projects, NOVA Chemicals Corporation

MEMBERSHIP

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 to steward shared goals and priorities critical to a competitive and thriving Alberta.

Members of the Construction Owners Association of Alberta are committed to improving safety and productivity within the sector, to sharing information and insights with each other, and working to make Alberta’s construction industry the best in the world.

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INDUSTRY IN ALBERTA

Alberta is a leader in heavy industrial construction to deliver value-generating plants and facilities. Our seasoned construction and engineering firms are integral to the success of major capital projects and the province’s resource economy.

During the two decades ending in 2017, Alberta engineers and constructors delivered about $200 billion of built assets for the electric generation, oilsands mine, upgrader and petrochemical industries.  During those overheated years, much attention was given to budget overruns, but it is equally notable that the projects had consistently strong safety records and were generally fit for purpose at startup.  These projects included many world-scale megaprojects which honed the capabilities of Alberta design, procurement and construction teams.  The breadth and depth of Alberta experience and expertise allows our companies to understand and manage the complexities of the major capital projects at all stages of development in order to bring value to our clients. In recent years, as the construction economy has returned to a more normal state, budget and schedule performance has improved (see success stories, below).

Key Sector Advantages

    • Seasoned project managers and construction managers
    • Certified and experienced construction trades workforce
    • Large, mature community of general contractors and EPC firms
    • Track record of stable and productive labour relations
    • Established fab yards, module yards, heavy load corridors
    • Highly collaborative industry on common issues re: safety and productivity
    • Strong working relationships with regional and international centres of excellence

 

COAA DIGITAL LIBRARY

The COAA Library contains more than 550 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. 

PURPOSE

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

VISION

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.

VALUE

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.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

COAA IS OPPORTUNITY