Mr. Andy Manahan is the Executive Director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario. RCCAO was formed in late 2005 as a coalition of contractor associations and construction unions to speak with a stronger voice and offer solutions to government on infrastructure investment (including transit, roads, bridges, and water and sewers), regulatory reform and improving government procurement practices.
RCCAO has commissioned 41 independent research reports on topics, such as: how the creation of a Canadian Infrastructure Bank could benefit investment in infrastructure projects across Canada; the rise of automated vehicles and what this means for Ontario; the consideration of megatrends in infrastructure delivery; and excess soil management practices on construction projects.
To move the infrastructure agenda forward, Mr. Manahan has built strong relationships with a variety of organizations such as Metrolinx, Greater Toronto CivicAction, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
He served on the 13-citizen Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel which presented its recommendations to Premier Kathleen Wynne in 2013. Before coming to RCCAO, Mr. Manahan was responsible for government relations at a major construction union based in Toronto.
Mr. Manahan is also a frequent public speaker and writer. He has been interviewed by the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, CBC, Global Television and CFRB 1010; his writing has been published in a variety of mainstream and technical publications.