Reprinted with permission from Partnering Magazine – Jan/Feb 2016 When the $104 Million Charlotte Veterans Affairs Health Care Center project was awarded to developer Childress Klein-Cambridge Healthcare Solutions, LLC (CKC) in 2013, the team anticipated a variety of challenges. Not only was there a great deal of media attention surrounding Veterans Affairs (VA) construction projects at the time, but the complexities involved with lease-leaseback delivery, high community expectations, and a

We hear this all of the time, “The key to success is communication.”  Although smart phones, tablets and a multitude of apps are providing additional modes of communication, the challenges and potential for miscommunication are increasing.  And, the larger the project, the greater the chance of missteps and miscues.  If you want to improve your team and your own levels of communication, you must continue to learn, grow and help those around you.

The International Partnering Institute (IPI) recently announce the winners of the 2016 Partnered Project of the Year awards, and three projects facilitated by Ventura Consulting Group were among the impressive list of recipients. The award-winning teams will be honored at the 7th Annual IPI Award Ceremony and Conference on Thursday, May 19 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront. According to the IPI, the purpose of the awards is to

  Congratulations to the project team on The County of San Diego Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee, California for receiving the highly-regarded 2016 Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Award! The award is a category in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America 2016 Alliant Build America Awards and was recently announced during the association’s annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. Built by Balfour Beatty Construction, the new

Congratulations to the design and construction team members on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Butler Health Care Center project in Butler, Pennsylvania! Partnering and world-class teamwork on this important military project are paying off big time with the team on track to exceed its mutual partnering goals for schedule, safety, community outreach and much more. Check out these impressive achievements: Construction of the 168,000-square-foot health center is six months

As built environment industry leaders, many of us are involved in the strategic planning for the companies we serve. We all know the importance of developing a strategy in order to achieve the goals we have set for our company, but how do we know if our strategy is a winning one? I recently read an article on with some key tests on “How to Tell if You Have