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An industry network dedicated to improving industrial project delivery in Alberta.

What is APIN?

The Alberta Projects Improvement Network (APIN) is a cross-industry network of progressive organizations and leaders working together to improve industrial construction practices in Alberta.

APIN works to improve Alberta's and Canada's track record of delivering successful, productive and capital-efficient industrial construction projects. More specifically, APIN and its founding organizations share a common mission to make Alberta's industrial construction sector Twice as Safe, Twice as Productive and Internationally Competitive by 2020. 

We encourage project owners, engineers, contractors, suppliers, and all industrial construction stakeholders to join our network (it's free!). Through this site, you can sign up to become part of the network, access a comprehensive library of industrial construction resources (best practices, case studies, articles, tools and more); connect with other members of the network, and contribute your own ideas, knowledge and lessons to help other improve. Please explore this site to learn more and then join us!



June 24, 2016

Become a Partner

There are many ways to partner with APIN and its network. Partnering demonstrates your commitment to improving Alberta’s industrial construction sector and positions your company as a leader in project productivity. To learn about upcoming opportunities or to create custom marketing programs in the industrial construction space, please contact us…
October 04, 2018

JWN Article - Improving Engineering and Construction Performance

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Universities Offer Untapped Opportunity To Improve Engineering And Construction Performance Accessing new skills and capabilities is often the most strategic pathway to achieve increased performance and reduced costs in major project development, a University of Calgary professor told a Speaker Series event this week. The academic community offers a means…
June 29, 2017

PAAD Project - Shared Risk Register

We are pleased to announce the completion of this PAAD project and final report now posted. Shared Risk Register - what happens when you combine collaboration with routine risk reviews (risks to completing project on time and on budget) Click here to access the report!
March 22, 2018

Collaborative Contracting Event Post Report

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After a successful collaborative contracting event, a new article has been posted on the results of that event! Read the whole article here!
June 24, 2016

UofC Report on Lump Sum Contracting in Oil & Gas Capital Projects

The main goal of this report is to study the potential for lump sum contracting and to answer the question whether lump sum contracting increase the efficiency and cost and schedule predictability of on major projects in the Western Canadian oil and gas sector. Download the report here:
June 28, 2017

Here is what causes construction project rework and a tool to help you fix it

According to the Construction Industry Institute (CII), field rework adds 10 per cent to construction-phase costs on major projects. In an effort to keep projects on time and on budget, the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) created a free project rework reduction tool that tracks a project’s potential rework…
March 22, 2018

REGISTER NOW For COAA Best Practices Conference May 8,9

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Registration is now OPEN for COAA’s 2018 Best Practices Conference being held on May 8-9th at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. This year, the focus and awards will relate to leadership in workforce development with a theme of Twice as Safe, Twice as Productive. A few highlights of this…

Get Involved

Reaching a state of consistent construction excellence in Alberta will require an engaged COMMUNITY of both leaders and practitioners who commit to a path of continuous improvement through ongoing learning and SHARING of successes & creating new best-practices.


Our purpose is to educate and inform industry of best practices and solutions for improved project delivery so that other members may implement them and become part of the solution in becoming twice as safe, twice and productive by 2020.

There are many ways you can become part of the Alberta Projects Improvement Network (APIN):


   Access Knowledge Resources

The first step in moving towards construction excellence is education and awareness. You can access case studies, articles, best practices, and other valuable resources in our RESOURCE LIBRARY.


  Education, Events, & Training

Dive deeper into established best practices by attending one of the APIN supported events where industry leaders share their experience of best practice practical implementation and unique approaches to project execution.


   Stay Informed

Sign up for our free construction e-newsletter to stay up to date on the latest industry news, knowledge, and upcoming events.


    Contribute & become a partner

By contributing knowledge or becoming a partner of APIN, you become an advocate for change in Alberta’s construction industry. 

  • Share your success story: After you’ve started to know and realize the benefits of best practice implementation, let others learn from your experience by contributing to the community blog
  • Become a sponsor:  Whether it be an event or report, becoming a sponsor of an AIPA initiative demonstrates your commitment to bettering Alberta’s construction industry and positions your company as a leader in project productivity.
  • Become a Founding Member and participate in a PAAD pilot project:  Become part of the action.  Work with the Project Alignment and Delivery (PAAD) team in implementing and measuring the effects an established best practice has on your real life project. 



Get Started

You can help improve yourself, your team, your company and indeed our industry by being an active member of the Alberta Projects Improvement Network. Here are some ways you can get started:

Join the community

Join the network to access information and connect with thousands of leaders and practitioners committed to a path of continuous improvement in construction project delivery.

Join now for free

Share your story

Innovation, collaboration, superb project management and cost efficiency, we want to know how you did it.  Share your project delivery success story and let others learn from your experience. 

Share Your Story

Access Resources


Access our extensive library of case studies, research, articles, and other resources to help your team achieve construction excellence.

Access Resources

Become a Partner

Partnership opportunities exist for those interested in pilot projects and/or sharing and showcasing your expertise

Become a Partner