Owners Forum Edmonton About

    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.

    Engaged Stakeholders

    Owners / Developers

    Alberta Health Services
    Alberta Infrastructure
    Alberta Seniors and Housing
    Alberta Transportation
    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
    MacEwan University
    Norquest College
    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Strathcona County
    University of Alberta
    University of Calgary
    BELJAN Development
    Edgar Developments
    Maclab Development Group
    One Properties
    Pangman Development Corporation
    Qualico Commercial

    AEC & Other Companies

    ACI Architects
    Al Terra Engineering
    Arrow Engineering
    Carlson Construction
    Delnor Construction
    Douglas Sollows Architect Inc.
    Eagle Builders
    Fillmore Construction
    gec architecture
    Graham Construction
    HFKS Architects
    Holo Blok
    Jen-Col Construction
    Next Architecture
    PCL Construction
    RJC Engineers
    RPK Architects
    SMP Engineering
    Synergy Projects

    * AEC - Architecture, Engineering and Construction

    Association Partners

    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.

    Leadership Team

    Andrew Sharman

    VP Facilities & Operations
    University of Alberta

    Jesse banford

    Branch Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services City of Edmonton

    Chris wright

    Managing Director, Infrastructure Edmonton Public School Board


    VP Collaborative Construction
    Chandos Construction Infrastructure


    Construction Consultant


    Director, Facility Planning and Design at City of Edmonton

    ECA Leadership Team

    Matt schellenberger

    Director of Coporate Development