The Construction Owners Association of America

THE CONSTRUCTIO ASSOCIATION OF A Success… “The COAA Way” T he Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) is a national non-profit organization of and for facilities Owners, especially those “serial builders” who are continuously expanding or renovating their built environment. The organization was founded in 1994 by Atlanta-based construction law attorney, Al Phillips. At the time, Phillips wondered why there was no Owner-focused organization for networking and education, similar to AIA for architects and AGC for builders. COAA’s early years were centered on two national conferences each year, a suite of Owner- friendly contract documents, ensuring that Owners were “at the table” for industry-wide discussions, and grass roots advocacy for and on behalf of Owners. Today, COAA has a dedicated mission to educate Owners and support their improvement of the construction/renovation project delivery process. A primary means of doing this is through two national conferences each year, plus shorter workshops hosted by state or regional chapters. Another is through the AT A GLANCE CONSTRUCTION OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (COAA) WHAT: National organization of public and private Owners who manage facilities development and capital improvement projects WHERE: Based in Austell, Georgia WEBSITE: