ONEIA Launches Green Infrastructure Working Group
Ontario green infrastructure projects are facing a number of barriers that will affect ONEIA members, so the Association is establishing a new Green Infrastructure Working Group to develop possible solutions.
The first meeting will take place next week, email email@example.com to get the invite.
Green infrastructure projects (such as water/wastewater treatment, aneorobic digestion, waste to energy, etc.) are facing multiple challenges, particularly those associated with conventional P3 project contract models. Infrastructure projects are traditionally developed through a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain (DBOM) structure wherein one single entity leads the project development. The DBOM model has become increasingly problematic as the financial and operational risks placed on projects by governments are often too excessive for many Ontario companies to consider participating. With fewer companies willing to consider these projects, this limits opportunities for ONEIA member firms. DB, OM and advisors need to address these issues NOW as governments gear up for post-COVID economic stimulus through massive infrastructure spending.
The working group will focus on engaging key levels of the provincial and municipal governments and building upon ONEIA's existing connections with key Ontario economic ministries. The ONEIA working group will be unique to any other industry association as it will be composed of members in the construction, engineering, technology, operations as well as the advisory sector (engineering, legal and financial) covering the full project development continuum.
The kick-off meeting will be held next week. For questions regarding the work of the group contact Wes Muir.
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