Collaborative Contracting Committee

The Contracting Committee is responsible for developing best practices that enhance efficiency and performance for all parties on industrial projects in Alberta. The committee’s goal is to offer tools that help contracting parties be clear on the obligations and risks they are about to undertake, and maintain a consistent approach in contract development, preparation and administration, in an effort to make contracting in Alberta’s construction industry more efficient and cost-effective.

 

Collaborative Contracting

Board Sponsor

  • Katherine Blaschuk (Exxon)

Team Leads

  • Richard Venerus – Venerus Advisory Partners (VAP)
  • Ryan Jolly – TC Energy

Team Members

  • Clark Logan, Syncrude (working team lead)
  • Mike Smith, Former Imperial Oil
  • Caitlyn Lopez, Go Productivity
  • Leanna Olson, Bantrel
  • Lisa Moore, Cenovus
  • Greg Thiessen, Enbridge
  • Bruce Burwell, PTAG

Committee Advisors

  • Frank DeLuca, Bird
  • Nicki Haig, Haig Commercial Consulting

Other Committees

Canadian Model Committee

Mandated by COAA and with support from Energy Safety Canada, this Committee stewards the updating and evolution of the Canadian Model (alcohol and drug guidelines and work rule) for the heavy industrial construction and turnaround sector, plus the energy operating and maintenance sectors.

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Future Leaders Of Industrial Construction

Searching for the industry’s best & brightest employees in their early to mid-careers with the drive and energy to make change

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Construction Performance

Developing the next-generation of tools for improving productivity

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Safety

Developing leading philosophies, practices and tools to improve safety performance

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Workforce Development

Building a workforce with the right skills, at the right time, in the right numbers

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Join COAA

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

Join COAA

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.

Meet our members