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Collaborative Contracting Best Practice

Collaborative Contracting Framework


The attached framework and guidelines offer a model documenting the various stages in the development and execution of a collaborative partnership and the key criteria to be considered at each stage. The guideline also directs the reader, within each phase, to the appropriate existing literature, or suggested checklists, deliverables, maturity scoring scale and, in certain…

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Workplace Respect Toolkit Best Practice

Workplace Respect Toolkit with supplementary documents

Workforce Development

This best practice was first developed in 2004 to support company development of respectful workplace programs. This updated Toolkit released in 2011 remains a best practice that all stakeholders within the Alberta construction industry can adopt and follow. Its goal is to assist companies in building workplaces that are free from unprofessional conduct, harassment and…

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She Works Best Practice

She Works

Workforce Development

This collection of best practices provides guides to recruitment and retention of tradeswomen in response to the general increase in shortage of skilled trades people. These best practices include pre-trades training programs, interviewing, workplace respect, communication styles and She Works training for supervisors or HR staff. The She Works training is provided by Women Building…

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Essential Skills Training Best Practice

Essential Skills Training

Workforce Development

The essential skills for the construction workforce are reading, writing, math, document use, oral communication and English as a Second Language.  In 2012, to address gaps in the then rapidly-growing workforce, COAA provided leadership to form a network of Alberta training organizations specializing in assisting construction workers and their employers in identifying and addressing essential…