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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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Collaborative Contracting

Successful Collaborative Contracting puts special consideration on the people, their processes and how they interact. It is dynamic, collaborative and responsive and puts new consideration to things such as: sharing of risk, the approach to communication, issue resolution and the enforcement of promises.

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 Best Practices Conference 2022

May 10 & 11, 2022

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Sponsorships available!




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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