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Why was COAA founded?

Building Owners and Developers build, not as a primary business, but as a secondary objective. Owners and Developers stand alone in the complex, changing construction process, representing themselves in a major financial commitment. The management of the design and construction process requires knowledge of an industry whose technology evolves and changes continuously. It requires interfacing with all the groups involved in the construction process. Timing becomes critical to the Owner's bottom line. Changes and decision-making endlessly occur. Disputes and litigation may become an issue.

Owners and Developers, both public and private, needed a forum -- a meeting place to gather, share common goals, learn, discuss, survey the future, and share a collective voice. These are the goals that fostered the founding of Construction Owners Association of America.

COAA was founded in 1994 to serve the interests of construction project owners. COAA is comprised of a diverse group of men and women representing construction project owners throughout America.

About COAA

Founded in 1994, Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) is a national organization of public and private owners who manage facilities development and capital improvement projects.  COAA supports Owners' success in the design and construction of buildings and facilities through education, information, and collaboration.

Mission

Mission

COAA promotes facility Owner leadership and continuous improvement in the planning, design, and construction process through education, collaboration, and information exchange.

Education

Education

COAA is committed to educating Owners so they can be successful in the design and construction of their buildings and facilities.

Leadership

Leadership

COAA is a volunteer-run organization. Our volunteers take great pride in their profession and want to make a difference in the industry.

COAA Project Leadership Award

COAA Project Leadership Award

COAA celebrates Owners who achieve excellence through exceptional leadership and project management through its Project Leadership Award Program.

Albert E. Phillips Scholarship

Albert E. Phillips Scholarship

Eligible students are invited to compete for scholarships ($1,500 each) and be recognized as one of the rising stars in the design and construction industry.

Press Room

Press Room

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Contact Us

Contact Us

COAA was founded to provide a forum for Owners to meet, share common goals, learn, discuss, survey the future, and share a collective voice. Contact COAA today to learn more about COAA's many Owner-focused programs.