New CCA chair focused on diversity and representation
By Jillian MorganConstruction News Women in Construction
Zey Emir has been appointed chair of the 2018 Canadian Construction Association (CCA) board of directors. She will take over the position from Chris McNally, director of C & M McNally Engineering.
Emir is president of Revay and Associates Limited, a dispute resolution and project management provider to the construction industry in Canada and internationally.
After she joined the CCA board in 2009, Emir chaired the Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services Council and has been the vice-chair of the Standard Practices Committee. She joined the CCA executive in 2010 and is a past board member of the Canadian Construction Innovations.
In her address during the CCA annual general meeting, Emir discussed her priorities for her term at the association, which turns 100 this year.
“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,” said Emir. “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 over twenty-five 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.
SOURCE: CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION