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.


Steering Committee Co-Chairs

  • Frank Deluca – Bird Construction
  • Nicki Haig – Haig Commercial Contracting Inc.

Collaborative Contracting

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Richard Venerus – RVA Associates
  • Chris Mummery – TransCanada Pipelines

Committee Members

  • John Boudreau, OTS Offshore Technologies Services Ltd.
  • Logan Clark, Syncrude
  • Manuel Dominguez – TC Energy
  • Ryan Jolly, TC Energy
  • Caitlin Lopez, Go Productivity
  • Ignacio Monterrubio – TC Energy
  • Lisa Moore – Cenovus Energy
  • Leanna Olson, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Gerry Scott, Suncor
  • Mike Smith – Project Consultant (Retired)
  • Greg Theissen, Enbridge
  • Angela Thomson – Fluor Canada Ltd.

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Future Leaders Of Industrial Construction

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Construction Performance

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Workforce Development

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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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