COAA provides leadership to enable the Alberta heavy industrial construction and industrial maintenance industries to be successful in our drive for safe, effective, timely and productive project execution.

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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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Twice as Safe, Twice as Productive

Twice as Safe, Twice as Productive by 2020 is an initiative that brings together tools and expertise from across the industry to share knowledge and reach the goal of doubling the safety and productivity of Alberta’s construction industry.

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Thank you for attending COAA’s 2018 Best Practices Conference

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Assessing Engineering and Construction Technologies: When to us, Where and Why

12am, September 25

Calgary Petroleum Club | 319 - 5 Avenue SW | Calgary, AB

To support industry’s drive for continuous improvement, JWN Energy, in partnership with Fluor, is inviting producers, project specialists and major suppliers to attend a complimentary breakfast event Sept 25th at the Petroleum Club, to hear from the speakers and be part of the live/moderated Q/A session. Built into the program will also be a live polling of the audience – helping to identify the operation activity to… Read more »

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AWP Conference 2018

12am, October 2

JW Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at the Galleria in Houston, Texas

Developing an AWP Organization: What’s Your AWP Playbook? COAA will be featured on the plenary stage, and there will be two COAA breakout sessions at this year’s Advanced Work Packaging Conference.   On the Plenary Stage: COAA & CII Update The AWP Conference is rooted in the best practices and body of knowledge of Advanced… Read more »

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Women Building Futures – Work Proud Summit 2018 – Trade Perspectives

12am, October 3

Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Edmonton AB

Women Building Futures (WBF) is hosting their inaugural Work Proud Summit 2018 – Trade Perspectives, in Edmonton on October 3 and 4, 2018. WBF’s passion is to create a diverse and respectful workplace where everyone is empowered to succeed. The summit’s program and audience will assemble 350 leaders, influencers, policy makers, visionaries and change-makers in industry… Read more »

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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


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