ECA Public Owners Forum – Progress Update

Owner and industry leaders met once again at the beautiful City Room at Peter Lougheed Hall (U of A) on Wednesday, April 10th for our bi-annual Owners Forum meeting.  The ECA Owners Forum, now entering its third year, brings together 18 public owner groups, as well as industry, to focus on select priority initiatives. 


Owners represented include:

Alberta Infrastructure
Alberta Transportation
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 School Board
MacEwan University
NAIT
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Strathcona County
University of Alberta
University of Calgary

It has now been 1 year since a strategic planning session among owner groups yielded two priority initiatives.  These priorities are:

  1. Establishment of a Common set of principles for Supplier/Vendor/Contractor Evaluation for Owners
  2. Creation of a common Delivery Method Assessment Tool/Matrix for Owners

Since April 2018 Owners, in collaboration with industry representation from the CAA, CEA, ARHCA and ECA, have worked tirelessly in sub-committee roles to move these initiatives forward.  Our discussions on April 10th yielded a conclusion that both initiatives are ready to launch in their 2019 working forms this summer.  ECA staff will be working to make these available through our website shortly.  In the meantime, please find information on Priority #1 and #2 below:

Priority #1
Priority #2

On behalf of the ECA and our Board of Directors, we would like to thank all those owner leaders and industry participants who have given many hours of their time over the last year to move these initiatives forward.  Their names bare mentioning:

Owners Forum Leadership Team:

University of Alberta – Andrew Sharman
Alberta Transportation – Neil McFarlane
City of Edmonton – Brian Latte
Edmonton Public School Board – Chris Wright
Alberta Infrastructure – Tracy Allen

Owner Leaders:

Public Services and Procurement Canada – Kevin Turner
Defence Construction Canada – Grant Sayers
Defence Construction Canada – Cherry Riley
Defence Construction Canada – Skye Kaus
Defence Construction Canada – Danny Bielesch
Alberta Infrastructure – Stephanie Atkin
Alberta Infrastructure – Allyson Bosch
Alberta Infrastructure – Lyndsay Karges
Alberta Transportation – Julie Williams
Alberta Transportation – Nicole Maneschyn
Alberta Transportation – Tom Loo
Alberta Transportation – John Thompsen
City of Edmonton – Jesse Banford
City of Calgary – Erin Bird
City of Calgary – Shawna Cochrane


City of Leduc- Shawn Olson
City of Leduc – Kyle van Steenoven
City of Leduc – Kari Resvick
City of Leduc – Bruce Knisley
City of St. Albert – John Reid
City of St. Albert – Dawny George
City of St. Albert – Meredith Willacy
City of Spruce Grove – Paul Simons
Strathcona County – Lisa Knorr
Strathcona County – Ryan Wilson
University of Alberta – Pat Jansen
University of Calgary – Boris Dragicevic
Grant MacEwan – Stuart Maclean
NAIT- Greg Topinka
Edmonton Public Schools- Dr. Lorne Parker
Edmonton Public Schools – Terri Gosine
Edmonton Catholic Schools – John Fiacco
Edmonton Catholic Schools – Marc Teierle
Edmonton International Airport – Darin Schuster

Industry Representatives:

Next Architecture – Ian Morgan
Next Architecture – Allan Partridge
DIALOG – Tai Ziola
RPK Architects- Jan Pierzchajlo
Arrow Engineering – Greg Burghardt
SMP Engineering – Derek Ciezki
Graham Construction – Trevor Doucette
Clark Builders – Jamey Singh
Emcee Construction – Mark Lindquist

Delnor Construction – Jeff Sterling
Delnor Construction – Glenn Cyrankiewicz
PCL Construction – Mike Staines
YBG LT / University of Alberta – Lindsay Munn-Price
YBG LT / ONE Properties – Ben Aitchison
YBG LT / DIALOG – Jen von Berendt
YBG LT / PCL Construction – Rich Haas

Finally, a big thank you to our sponsors, DIRTT and Eagle Builders.  Your support allows us to continue to host these important events – we appreciate it!