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Benchmarking Projects Best Practice

Benchmarking Projects

Construction Performance

This is a summary document describing the COAA projects around industrial project performance benchmarking. There has been two final reports; Alberta Report 1 and Alberta Report 2. These efforts have been conducted by the Benchmarking committee. Click here to be directed to the CII website for training and log-in information to COAA’s Benchmarking system.

Project Best Practice

Scope of Work Best Practice

Scope of Work

Contracting

Best Practice – currently in progress   A best practice to assist Contract Administrators in the assessment and application of the most appropriate contract strategy based on the specific circumstances of each project. A scope of work (SoW) sets forth requirements for performance of work to achieve project objectives and the allocation of responsibilities for… Read more »

Company Best Practice

Apprenticeship Training Guide Best Practice

Apprenticeship Training Guide

Workforce Development

The best practices outlined in this booklet are based on key learning experiences from two mentoring programs and a study on the effectiveness of apprentices on large industrial projects in Alberta. This booklet aims to enhance the on-the-job portion of apprenticeship learning so that both apprentices and journeymen can have positive learning experiences. In 2005… Read more »

Company Best Practice

Apprentice Mentoring Best Practice

Apprentice Mentoring

Workforce Development

The Apprentice Mentoring Program (AMP) was developed by a group of industry stakeholders as a best practice of the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA). It is provided to companies free of charge, and is intended to help improve the skills and knowledge of apprentices on a work site so they are more able to… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Worker Competency Verification Best Practice

Worker Competency Verification

Safety

Worker Competency Verification is intended to help employers develop methods to allow them to verify that workers employed on a work site meet legislated requirements and construction industry expectations. This Best Practice is an aid to better equip employers with a knowledge base surrounding worker competency and the process needed to be duly diligent in… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Winter Works Best Practice

Winter Works with Appendices

Safety

The purpose of this best practice is to provide guidelines to follow when developing a winter preparedness program specific to the company or site requirements. This document will cover pre-season planning, in-season work execution and, post season de-winterization and review. This document will provide guidance to minimize the impact on people, environment, materials, production and… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Field Level Risk Assessment Best Practice

Field Level Risk Assessment

Safety

Field Level Risk Assessments (FLRA) first appeared in Alberta in the late 1990s, among progressive owners and contractors in the increasingly busy heavy industrial construction sector.  The COAA FLRA best practice was developed in 1998 at the request of the Safety Committee in order to encourage widespread use of this new approach in order to… Read more »

Company Best Practice

Behaviour Based Safety Best Practice

Behaviour Based Safety Best Practice with supporting docs

Safety

The COAA Safety Committee and sub-committee collaboratively developed this Best Practice; a framework, implementation guide, tools and references to assist organizations in implementing a Behaviour Based Safety program. Analysis of incidents shows that 90% of them have the behaviour of the person(s) involved as a key contributing factor. Of the 10% remaining, 0% of them… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Contractor Prequalification Best Practice

Contractor Prequalification

Contracting

COAA Contractor Prequalification Guideline has been prepared in 2013 as a guide for owners and contractors to facilitate prequalification of contractors and subcontractors for industrial construction in Alberta. Its purpose is to ensure that owners have access to contractors with the capabilities, capacity and expertise to perform required services. Implementing the best practices provided in… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Advanced Work Packaging, WorkFace Planning Templates and Tools

WFP WorkFace Planning Best Practice and all documents

Construction Performance

This best practice provides the use of construction work packaging for planning purposes with regards to the workface. The overall practice of project planning and management is guided by principles and tools in this collection. Here you can find overall path of construction process flows down to individual process flows and job descriptions to implement… Read more »