A Brief History of the ICF
The Canadian Construction Research Forum was established in 1996 by Dr. Simaan AbouRizk at the University of Alberta as a method of disseminating and highlighting construction engineering and management research initiatives being undertaking by Canadian academics and the Alberta construction industry.
In an effort to broaden its reach, the Canadian Construction Research Forum was re-branded as the Innovation in Construction: FORUM in 2013. The Hole School of Construction Engineering is focused on ensuring that the FORUM continues to inform, stimulate research, encourage sharing of information, and promote innovation within the Alberta construction industry. Due to the tremendous research efforts and ingenuity of researchers dedicated to improving construction management practices and the partner companies engaged in this process, the vision of the FORUM remains as strong today as it was over 20 years ago.