Current Version of Major Industrial Projects Workforce Graph
Data on site construction demand for large Alberta major industrial construction projects was first collected by Shell Canada (Jeph Virtue) in mid - 1990’s. NOVA Chemicals (Lori Miller) and later, Fluor Canada (Lori Miller) agreed to continue this work. In September 2004, the COAA Board of Directors agreed to assume ownership of the data, and the Alberta Major Industrial Construction Projects became one of the work products of the COAA’s Construction Workforce Development Forecasting Committee.
New and updated data is provided by construction owners upon request (typically quarterly) to the COAA. The manpower count per month or quarter provided by owners is based on site construction workforce requirements (directs and indirects) for projects over $100 million (Canadian) constructed cost.
Generally, new projects are added by an owner already providing data to the COAA or from a routine review of major projects lists kept by Alberta Economic Development.
Data Collected includes:
- Owner company
- Project name, project description
- Owner company contact
- Industry sector
- Capital estimate
- Project status (stage)
- Project construction start date, duration
- Major contractors
- Total (average) site construction man count by quarter (site directs and site indirects)
In the early versions of the forecast, individual projects were displayed on the graphs. Starting in 2009, only the forecast total is shown, due to commercial confidentiality of certain projects.
COAA works collaboratively with the Construction Sector Council to update the national database to facilitate the collection and analysis of this data.
If you have any questions about workforce forecasts for heavy industrial construction in Alberta, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous versions of the Major Industrial Projects Workforce Forecast