Innovation in Construction Forum

It is the vision of the ICF to inform, stimulate research, encourage sharing of information, and promote innovation within the Alberta construction industry.

The Hole School of Construction Engineering hosts the annual Innovation in Construction FORUM (ICF), a conference meant to bring industry and academia together to foster innovation in the construction field.

ICF attracts 175+ delegates annually from local and international construction, engineering, and academic communities. It is a crucial meeting of minds where expert researchers and practitioners spark one another’s ingenuity and realize positive industry change.

Find more information at our event website www.innovationinconstruction.ca.

Past Events

The Canadian Construction Research Forum was established in 1996 by Dr. Simaan AbouRizk at the University of Alberta as a vehicle to disseminate and highlight construction engineering and management research initiatives between Canadian academics and the Alberta construction industry.  

In 2013  the Steering Committee wanted to broaden the reach of the FORUM and re-branded it from Canadian Construction Research Forum to the Innovation in Construction FORUM.

It is the continued vision of the Hole School of Construction Engineering to ensure the FORUM continues to inform, stimulate research, encourage sharing of information, and promote innovation within the Alberta construction industry. This vision is as strong today as it was 20 years ago, largely because of the researchers who continue to push the envelope and see construction management as an ever-changing practice.

A Snapshot of Forum History

Innovation in Construction: Forum 2015 (21st Annual Canadian Construction Research Forum)
Experts and Practitioners Together Introducing Solutions for Positive Industry Change
April 15-16, 2015
Edmonton Expo Center | Edmonton, Alberta

Innovation in Construction: Forum 2014 (20th Annual Canadian Construction Research Forum)
Leading Tomorrow Today
June 4-5, 2014
Edmonton Expo Center | Edmonton, Alberta

Innovation in Construction: Forum 2013 (19th Annual Canadian Construction Research Forum)
June 9-11, 2013 
Edmonton Expo Center  |  Edmonton, Alberta

18th Annual Canadian Construction Research Forum
Advancements in Best Practices and Applied Research in Construction Engineering and Management
May 10-11, 2012
University of Alberta  |  Edmonton, Alberta

Copies of some presentations are available. To inquire about access to a presentation, or to inquire about past Forum events not listed here, please contact Brenda Penner.

ICF News

ICF 2016 will be held June 29-30 at the University of Alberta campus. For more information, visit www.innovationinconstruction.ca.

ICF Event Contacts

Please visit our event website www.innovationinconstruction.ca.

Brenda Penner
Event/Program Coordinator
brenda.penner@ualberta.ca
780-492-5120