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 year’s 26th Annual Conference include:

  • Keynote speaker, Peter Dumont, President of Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), speaks on coming change in our industry: “We Must Change, and We Can Change”.
  • 16 technical workshop sessions featuring leading speakers in Safety, Workforce Development, Construction Performance and Contracting.
  • Applaud Workforce Development excellence during the Awards Presentation

 

DON’T WAIT! REGISTER TODAY & SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR A CONFERENCE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON

 

REGISTER HERE

 

This will direct you to the main conference page where you will need to download the agenda and workshop descriptions. As these descriptions are not available on the actual registration page, you will need to review and/or have them available when choosing your workshops sessions in registration.

 

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 year’s 26th Annual Conference include:

  • Keynote speaker, Peter Dumont, President of Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), speaks on coming change in our industry: “We Must Change, and We Can Change”.
  • 16 technical workshop sessions featuring leading speakers in Safety, Workforce Development, Construction Performance and Contracting.
  • Applaud Workforce Development excellence during the Awards Presentation

 

DON’T WAIT! REGISTER TODAY & SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR A CONFERENCE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON

 

To register, please click on the register now button below. This will direct you to the main conference page where you will need to download the agenda and workshop descriptions. As these descriptions are not available on the actual registration page, you will need to review and/or have them available when choosing your workshops sessions in registration.

 

Early bird registration for this two-day event is $450 per person (+ GST) until April 13th. After this, the price will go to a standard cost of $550 per person (+ GST).

 

 

 

 

Author: Ken Chapman - GO Productivity

GO Productivity Emerging Technologies Survey Results:

First, thank you for to all those who took time to do our survey on Emerging Technologies.  We are still gathering data from other groups, but we have results we believe are worth sharing.  Recognize this is not a scientific nor statistically valid survey.  It is however an accurate assessment of the replies of those who participated.  Here is what we have learned so far.  I have done some rounding so if you starting adding numbers don’t be surprised if they don’t add up to 100%

 

Doug Junor, GO Productivity Executive in Residence

Ask your Business Units this: “If we had all the data from the field in an electronic format at the point of collection, how would we be able to use that data to improve the business?”

 The average person uses about 10 mobile applications daily and about 30 monthly. If your remote employees do not have access to electronic mobile applications to help do their work. Are you are missing out on a great productivity opportunity?

Standardizing the progress of EWPs..

Major project execution in Alberta has historically been challenged by cost and schedule overruns, further complicating the province’s ability to attract investment in new growth in the new normal of sub-$50 oil pricing. 

But another area with great potential to save costs is in project management. A study released by the Alberta Projects Improvement Network (APIN) in late 2016 shows using project management processes like stage-gating and advanced work packaging could result in major savings in capital costs in developing oilsands projects....Read more here

In 2016, there were 1.5 Workers’ Compensation claims for every 100 people on the job. Edmonton-based company Waiward Steel has made changes to ensure that this trend would not apply to their company. Waiward has improved their safety record by 800 per cent, as a result, they’ve saved 4.6 million hours. Those hours would have been lost due to safety incidents. Their team did it without adding any more safety training; because their approach isn’t just about safety, it’s also about competence.

Check out the full article by the Edmonton Journal here.

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