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Need Training Between Conferences and Local Chapter Events?

In addition to COAA's highly valuable local chapter events and in-person national conferences, COAA also offers multiple opportunities for distance learning.  Visit COAA Owner Training Institute® to learn about training courses, live and on-demand webinars, and Lorman Education Offerings.

Past Workshop Recap

COAA National Conference



Florida Chapter Leaders

President - Trey Beck, University of Central Florida
Vice President -  Vacant

Treasurer - Jose Rodriguez, Florida International University

Secretary - Chris Harris, University of Central Florida
Past President - Bill Martin, University of Central Florida


Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-Florida Chapter with your fresh ideas, to update your contact information, to join the leadership committee, or just stay connected for all the latest chapter happenings.  We appreciate your support and participation!
02/17/2020 10:00AM - 02/17/2020 07:00PM
Location: Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida Downtown
Academic Commons Building
528 W Livingston St.
Orlando, FL 32801


Join the Florida chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America for an exclusive and FREE Owners-only forum. Specific topics are still under development, but each facilitated discussion will focus on best practices and peer-to-peer learning. Hear from your peers about their challenges & successes and share your own. Also learn more about COAA and its mission.

Stay after the forum for a tour of the new UCF Downtown Academic Commons and a reception with event sponsors. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.



Time Session
9:30 –
10:00 am
Networking & Registration
10:00 –
10:30 am
Welcome | COAA Overview | Icebreaker
10:30 am –
12:00 pm
SESSION 1 – Money and Time
  • Cost Estimates – accuracy and accountability
  • Contingencies – budget and schedule
  • Project schedule tips
12:00 –
1:00 pm
1:00 –
2:00 pm
SESSION 2A – Procurement
  • Delivery methods – CMAR, D/B, DBB, IPD
  • Award method – QBS vs. Best Value vs. Bid
  • Public vs. Private solicitations
  • Interview best practices
SESSION 2B – Small / Minor Projects
  • Process streamlining
  • Applying major project best practices
  • Closeout & turnover
2:00 –
2:30 pm
2:30 –
3:30 pm
SESSION 3 – Project Execution
  • Code/permitting issues
  • Workload management
  • Stakeholder communication
3:30 –
4:00 pm
4:00 -
5:00 pm
Tour UCF Downtown Academic Commons - Open to all
5:00 -
7:00 pm
Reception - Open to all 


Owners may click here to register for the full Owners Forum which includes access to the UCF Tour and Reception. 
*Please note COAA reserves the right to verify your registration type. You will be contacted if you do not qualify to attend. 

Whether you’re an Owner or a service provider, member or not, we invite you to join us for the tour that begins at 4:00 pm and/or reception that begins at 4:30 pm.  Please click here to register. 

Tour & Reception-Only Rates

Early Bird

thru Feb 2.

StandardFeb. 3 or later
OWNER MEMBER $0.00 $0.00
NON-MEMBER OWNER $0.00 $0.00
ASSOCIATE MEMBER $50.00 $65.00

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. 

Sponsorship opportunities for the COAA-FL Chapter Workshop are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information please contact Chris Whitney

No cancellations will be offered for this event. Substitutions only.