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The Collaborative Contracting Community of Practice is responsible for developing best practices that enhance efficiency and performance for all parties on industrial projects in Alberta. The committee’s goal is to offer tools that help contracting parties be clear on the obligations and risks they are about to undertake, and maintain a consistent approach in contract development, preparation and administration, in an effort to make contracting in Alberta’s construction industry more efficient and cost-effective.

The members help and provide lessons learned from their experiences. Read what they have to say about Collaborative Contracting and adoption of this COAA Best Practice:

Interested in learning more about collaborative contracting? We’ve created a discussion group for those at all stages of adoption.

Join the COAA Collaborative Contracting Community hosted within the Collaborative Contracting Community forum.



Board Sponsor

Matt Faith, Enbridge Pipelines

Team Leads

Ryan Jolly, TC Energy
Clark Logan, Suncor Energy
Richard Venerus, Venerus Advisory Partners (VAP)

Team Members

Geoff Capelle, Bird
Praveen Chouhan, Kent PLC
Robert Claydon, TransAlta
Shawn Madro, TC Energy
Leanna Olson, Graham
Gerry Scott, Suncor Energy
Ryan Simpson, Graham
Greg Thiessen, Enbridge

Committee Advisors

Frank DeLuca, Bird


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. 


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.