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Best Practices

We offer free-of-charge Best Practices and information in the areas of safety, construction performance, workforce development and contracting, to help Alberta’s construction industry become safer, more efficient and more productive.

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COVID-19 Response – Working Through the Challenges

Dealing with a pandemic is a new challenge for most of us; our industry is learning on the fly. This page provides examples, procedures and web links so companies in the heavy industrial construction sector can learn how their peers are evaluating and addressing the risks, and to keep abreast of the rapidly-evolving situation.

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Planning has begun for the 2021 Best Practices Conference.

More information to come.


Webinar Series #5: Collaborative Contracting Framework and Toolkit

December 3

Zoom Meeting

AWP Community of Practice Global Update

December 4

Free Webinar this Friday: AWP Community of Practice Global Update (New Chapter Developments, Plans for 2021+ and Live Q&A)

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ACR 2021 AGM & Awards Celebration

February 23 – 25

Save-The-Dates AGM: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Awards Celebration: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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COAA members are the companies and organizations in the heavy industrial construction industry. Membership has its benefits:

  • Network with industry peers
  • Contribute to committees and best practices for the industry
  • Annual General Meeting and other events and workshops offered through the COAA
  • Attend the annual Best Practices Conference
  • Access COAA initiatives


We welcome members from outside Alberta. The best practices we develop are tailored to Alberta construction, but the principles are universally applicable.  Any company that believes in and wishes to contribute to excellence in heavy industrial construction is welcome.

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