Construction Owners Association of America
The Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) is a national organization of and for facility/project Owners, especially “serial builders” who are continuously expanding or renovating their built environment. The 501c(6) non-profit organization was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in the Atlanta (GA) suburb of Austell. COAA’s mission is to help Owners be better 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 workshops hosted by (10) state or regional chapters. Another is through the unique Owner Training Institute® (OTI), which features 13 courses presented by 3-person instructor teams comprised of an Owner, design professional, and builder. COAA membership includes more than 3,000 people from roughly 300 organizations. Owner organizations represent about half of that figure, but more than 90% of the head count – a purposeful ratio to help maintain an Owner-centric balance.