Zey Emir is taking the helm of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for the organization’s centennial year.
Emir was appointed chair of the 2018 board of directors at the CCA’s annual general meeting. She takes over the position from Chris McNally, director of C&M McNally Engineering Corp.
Emir is president of Revay and Associates Limited, a dispute resolution and project management provider to the construction industry in Canada and around the world. She is a professional engineer and holds an MBA from McGill University.
“In the coming year, we will be reviewing the governance of the CCA in order to improve our effectiveness and maximize our efficiency leading into the next 100 years,” Emir said during her address to the CCA at its annual general meeting.
“This includes being open to diversity and representation that reflects our industry. I believe that having more women, more diversity, provides fresh ideas, different insight and points of view that will strengthen our association.”
Emir has more than 25 years of experience specializing in construction claims and dispute resolution as well as contracting strategies. She has been recognized as an expert witness in court, by arbitration panels and dispute resolution boards in the areas of delay, productivity and the quantification of damages.
Emir has also developed and presented training programs for the construction industry and is a frequent lecturer at several universities.
She joined the Canadian Construction Association board in 2009 and has chaired the CCA Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services Council and served as the vice-chair of the CCA Standard Practices Committee. She joined the CCA executive in 2010 and is a past board member of the Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI).
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The Canadian Construction Association is the national voice for the construction industry in Canada representing more than 20,000 member firms in an integrated structure of about 63 construction associations.