COAA Webinars

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COAA Webinar Series #3: Collaborative Contracting a framework and toolkit (May 27, 2020)

More than ever before, construction teams must respond to uncharted waters and undefined work scopes by making the strategic choice to invest in relationships, freely share valuable knowledge, and thoughtfully build trust and alignment. By working collaboratively, we can meet the challenges and we can seize the opportunities.

This just-posted best practice will provide you with a model and a toolkit to help your company navigate the coming months TOGETHER with others on your construction team.

To introduce this best practice, we are producing a unique series of three webinars that will lead you through:

• An overview of successful forms of collaborative contracting and how they have been used in construction projects to manage uncertainty and risk, and protect value
• Understanding how to prudently make the shift from traditional contracting approaches to true collaborative contracting
• How to confidently outline the “opportunity case” for collaboration in contracts and drive positive change within your organization

On May 6th you were introduced to the “What” and “Why” of Collaborative Contracting. On May 19th with a view to encouraging your adoption of this best practice, we explored the “How” of Collaborative Contracting in the webinar “Getting Together”. On May 27th, we will continue to explore the “How” in the follow-up webinar “Staying Together”.

More specifically, our next Webinar will:

• Conduct a high-level review of the framework with a specific focus on operationalization
• Show how you can use collaborative contracts to improve productivity and innovation
• Explore how collaborative contracts enable optimal relationships management and very effective issue and dispute resolution, helping you to avoid painful claims and litigation
• Discuss continuity management and discuss how best to exit collaborative relationships

Collaborative Contracting Series Webinar #3
10:30 to 12:00 noon Wednesday, May 27th

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uZWDh9bXQc6GSk2OwCN-yQ

Moderator: Richard Venerus, Venerus Advisory Partners
Panelists: With experience representing both Owners and Contractors:

Ryan Jolly, TC Energy
Chris Phung, TC Energy
Mark Atchison, Mastec Construction

Presented by the COAA Collaborative Contracting Committee

 

COAA Webinar Series #2: Collaborative Contracting a framework and toolkit (May 19, 2020)

This webinar helps organizations enable adoption by exploring the “How”. More specifically, this webinar:

  • Conducts a high-level review of the framework with a specific focus on implementation
  • Reveals how owners can assess their internal capability to partner as well as surface and address barriers to adoption that typically arise during the transition to collaboration
  • Explores methods for sourcing trustable partners who understand how to collaborate
  • Provides an interesting look into contractual forms used to support collaboration

Click here to view the slide presentation

Click here to view the best practice and supporting documents

Discussion Leaders: Richard Venerus (Venerus Advisory Partners), Bill Somerville (Nauticol Energy), Nicola Haig (Haig Commercial Consulting), Geoff Capelle (Bird Construction)

 

COAA Webinar Series #1: Collaborative Contracting a framework and toolkit (May 6, 2020)

More than ever before, construction teams must respond to uncharted waters and undefined work scopes by making the strategic choice to invest in relationships, freely share valuable knowledge, and thoughtfully build trust and alignment. By working collaboratively, we can meet the challenges and we can seize the opportunities.

This just-posted best practice will provide you with a model and a toolkit to help your company navigate the coming months TOGETHER with others on your construction team.

To introduce this best practice, we are producing a unique series of three webinars that will lead you through:
• An overview of successful forms of collaborative contracting and how they have been used in construction projects to manage uncertainty and risk, and protect value
• Understanding how to prudently make the shift from traditional contracting approaches to true collaborative contracting
• How to confidently outline the “opportunity case” for collaboration in contracts and drive positive change within your organization

Each webinar will focus on key aspects of the best practice. Webinar #CC1 will explore the “What and Why of Collaborative Contracting”. Webinars #CC2 “Getting Together” and #CC3 “Staying Together” will enable adoption by exploring the “How”.

Click here to view the video recording

Click here to view the slide presentation

Click here to view the best practice and supporting documents

Discussion leaders: Richard Venerus (Venerus Advisory Partners), Gerry Scott (Suncor Energy), Ryan Jolly (TC Energy)

 

COAA/FLIC Webinar #6: Fostering Effectiveness, Morale and Mental resilience in Teams Working Remotely (April 15, 2020)

This webinar was designed to discuss the new working challenges and how these changes can affect one’s mental wellbeing and productivity. Discussion leaders talked about their journey of working in construction for pipeline projects and the mental resilience they developed working in remote environments. They also discussed how they motivate their teams who are working remotely and continue to drive productivity during these new circumstances.

Discussion leaders: Nick Gemmel (Pipe Dream Podcast), Leslie Kass (TC Energy), Carla Morris (TC Energy)

 

COAA Webinar #5: COVID-19 Response Update: Early Experiences on Construction Sites and Major Turnarounds (April 8, 2020)

Webinar attendance: 265 unique attendees (203 Canada, 62 United States)

This webinar discusses pandemic-related challenges – including workface distancing, site logistics, higher absenteeism and as well as public health concerns.

Discussion leaders: Mark Mackay (TransAlta Utilities), Leora Hornstein (Cenovus Energy) Nidal Naaman (Bird Construction)

 

COAA Webinar #4: Best Principles: Considerations When Deciding to Put a Project into Sleep Mode (April 3, 2020)

Webinar attendance: 215 unique attendees (175 Canada, 40 United States)

Dealing with pandemic-related social isolation challenges and higher absenteeism is new for most project managers. When it appears necessary to evaluate options for continuing or suspending construction projects or turnarounds, there are virtually no best practices and no experts. This webinar is an opportunity for companies in the heavy industrial construction sector and the major turnaround sector to hear how their peers are evaluating and addressing the risks.

Experiences, general principles, and example procedures are briefly outlined by three discussion leaders, from the COAA Board of Directors: Ryan Jackson (Suncor Energy), Steve Owens (Capital Power), Steve Peplinski (Shell Canada)

 

ACR/McLennan Ross LLP Webinar #3 COVID-19: Legal Issues for Construction & Resource Projects (April 1, 2020)

This webinar discussed the legal issues for construction and resource projects during the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion leaders: Chris Lane (McLennan Ross LLP), Corbin Devlin (McLennan Ross LLP), Dan Bokenfohr (McLennan Ross LLP)

 

COAA/CURT Webinar #2 Economic Impacts of COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

This webinar was hosted by CURT and presented by Anirban Basu about the impact of COVID-19 on the health of the economy. Anirban is a world-renowned economist and speaks annually at the CURT National Conference, providing a capital projects perspective.

Discussion leaders: Anirban Basu (Sage Policy Group Inc.)

 

COAA Webinar #1 Response Planning: COVID-19 on Construction Sites and Major Turnarounds (March 18, 2020)

Webinar attendance: 320 unique attendees (240 Canada, 80 United States)

COAA quickly pulled together a webinar to share among COAA members and friends about what is being planned and implemented to respond to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation.

Discussion leaders: Larry Jones (Ledcor Group), Leora Hornstein (Cenovus Energy), Mark Mackay (TransAlta Utilities)

 

COAA Webinar: Benchmarking (February 5, 2020)

Benchmarking was one of the strategies that COAA adopted as a method of performance measurement and continuous improvement in order to improve project delivery in Alberta. The Benchmarking report was done in partnership with CII and the Schulich School of Engineering at the UofC.

This webinar presented additional data on some of the metrics collected on Alberta projects throughout Phase 1 (2006-2009), Phase 2 (2010-2014) and Phase 3 (2015-2019). It also presented comparison metrics for SAGD and pipeline projects, and for Alberta and US projects. It also provided a general idea of the path forward for COAA Benchmarking (secure data, survey, expectations, etc.).

COAA Benchmarking Webinar – Presentation 

Discussion leaders: Belkis Rodriguez (ConocoPhillips), Darcy Renner (Bird), Colin Ukrainec (Syncrude), Lubo Iliev (Suncor)

 

COAA Webinar: Workplace Respect (November 20, 2019)

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Discussion leaders: Michelle Devlin (Creating People Power)