This is a question we get asked frequently. So here’s the reason, and it has nothing to do with the beautiful city of Valencia in Spain – although it is a fantastic place to visit and does seem like a wonderful place for an office…

Valency does not equal Valencia

We have nothing to do with Valencia, Spain

Why the name Valency?  

Valency Name Ideas

Ideas coming and going

Selecting a name for a company is much like selecting the name for a child – you need something that fits the personality. Lots of diligence and thought goes into the process – seemingly endless lists where names are added and scratched out as you weigh the pluses and minuses of each possibility. Every time you think you have the right name, some reason pops up as to why it’s not right.

You’ve got your short list of contenders — but how do you make the final call?
The word valency comes from the latin word valentia, meaning strength and capacity.  It’s commonly used today in chemistry and refers to an element’s combining power with other atoms when it forms chemical compounds.


Valency seemed to represent the spirit of our vision – to combine valuable industry best practices with implementation, training and software expertise to create a powerful total solution offering for our clients.

So there you have it, a bit about our history, our vision, and our name.



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Sandra MacGillivray

Managing Director at Valency Inc.
Sandra is the Managing Director for Valency Inc., an implementer of best practices from the Construction Industry Institute (CII) that dramatically improve capital project performance. She is a Certified PDRI Facilitator, Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Construction Industry Institute (CII), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) with over 15 years of project management experience. Sandra is a past research team member with the Construction Industry Institute on front end planning, risk management and portfolio management. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.