The first Infrastructure Owners Forum was held in April 2017. Attended by 17 public Owners from the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, as well as the University of Calgary and City of Calgary, the initial goal of the Forum was to enable the sharing of best practices and innovations, as well as to provide a format for in-depth conversations around common challenges. The group meets bi-annually, in April & October, with sub-committee meetings for individual priorities happening in between.
While the first Owners Forum was an open discussion, subsequent Forums worked to pinpoint select strategic priorities. These included conversations centered around vendor performance, collaborative delivery models, contract terms, as well as technology and innovation.
Now in it’s third year of existence, the group has matured, with industry professionals from across the Architect, Engineer and Contracting community, as well as select private owners/developers now engaged. All together, the group now represents over 25 Alberta Owners (public & private buyers of construction), over 50 AEC firms (vendors of construction services) and 6 partner associations.
Owners / Developers
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Seniors and Housing
Capital Region Housing
City of Calgary
City of Edmonton
City of Leduc
City of Spruce Grove
City of St. Albert
Defence Construction Canada
Edmonton Catholic Schools
Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton Public Schools
Public Services and Procurement Canada
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
Maclab Development Group
Pangman Development Corporation
AEC & Other Companies
Al Terra Engineering
Douglas Sollows Architect Inc.
* AEC - Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Alberta Construction Association
Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
Calgary Construction Association
Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Downtown Business Association
The Owners Forum Leadership Team is directly responsible for leading the initiative, in collaboration with the ECA Leadership Team. This group is responsible for chairing Priority and Forum meetings, responding to feedback, and ultimately in making decisions on the direction of the Forums.
VP Facilities & Operations
University of Alberta
Branch Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services City of Edmonton
Managing Director, Infrastructure Edmonton Public School Board
Assistant Deputy Minister, Capital Projects Delivery, Alberta Infrastructure
Vice President of Construction at Edgar Development
ECA Leadership Team
Director of Coporate Development