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President’s Message – November 2020

The year 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the strangest, most disruptive many of us have experienced. While health and economic issues have created churn most of us will be happy to forget, the upheaval has also offered an opportunity to be more thoughtful and creative about how we bring…

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COAA 2020 AGM Slides and Program

  When: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 Time: 09:30 to 11:30 am MDT. Where: Zoom Meeting   The COAA Annual General Meeting was held Wednesday,  October 14th, as a virtual session. The short formal meeting was followed by a presentation on thinking beyond COVID challenges (building a better future), a presentation about meeting COVID challenges head-on…

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Nadine Barber – Profile

Nadine Barber, Interim Executive Director Nadine has over 25 years of public affairs, issues management and corporate communications experience. While the bulk of her career has been in the upstream oil and gas industry, she has worked in agriculture, health, and environmental services. Nadine has been privileged to work with teams and communities from coast…

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Dawn Farrell, President, Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Director, TransAlta

Dawn Farrell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAlta. Dawn has over 35 years of experience in the electricity industry, with roles at TransAlta and BC Hydro. Before serving as Chief Executive Officer, Dawn held various leadership positions at TransAlta and between 2003 – 2007 worked at BC Hydro leading the company’s generation…

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COVID-19 – Working Through the Challenges

Dealing with a pandemic is a new challenge for most of us.  As in other times of disruptive change, we can share our experiences and learnings, we can learn from each other. Industry Sharing Construction Sites & Turnaround Sites The following documents are guidelines prepared by various COAA members for their particular circumstances; they are…

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COAA 2019 AGM

Registration is now open to attend COAA’s Annual General Meeting on October 9th in Calgary, Alberta.  A detailed agenda will be available in the next couple of weeks. This is a great opportunity to catch up on COAA initiatives, as well as to network with colleagues from across the industry.  We encourage you to bring…

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2019 Best Practices Conference Workshops

Click on any workshop title below for more information. Please note that in order to secure your spot in a workshop, you will need to register for the conference and note your selections from below

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Advanced Work Packaging

Advanced Work Packaging is a project execution methodology with roots in Alberta and grown by COAA. Embraced globally, a question remained on the clear return on investment of AWP implementation. With expertise and financial support from COAA, the University of Alberta’s NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Strategic Construction Modelling and Delivery, Dr. Aminah Robinson Fayek,…

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