$1.5 billion hospital for Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco is ahead of schedule, allowing for an early opening in 2019 Despite unique building challenges, the project’s enormity and multiple stakeholders, the $1.5 billion hospital for Sutter Health-California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) at Van Ness and Geary in San Francisco is on schedule for an early completion. Not only that, the relationships built among the project team

Winning projects represent the pinnacle of project achievement across the U.S. Congratulations to the U.S. Courthouse – Los Angeles project team on winning yet another industry award! Most recently the recipient of ENR’s Best of the Best Award in the government/public building project category, this World Class™ project team has garnered more than a dozen industry awards while the courthouse project was underway and after its completion in 2016. These

The Calavaras Dam Replacement project in the mountains east of San Francisco Bay has been plagued by a multitude of challenges; the most daunting of which were site conditions laid down by Mother Nature thousands of years ago. A major nearby fault, naturally occurring asbestos and ancient landslides uncovered while the project was already underway were just some of the obstacles faced by the project team. Although various unforeseen conditions

Three projects that implemented partnering programs facilitated by Ventura Consulting Group earned 2017 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards from the Design-Build Institute of America. The awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and design-build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction. Award recipients were honored at the DBIA National Conference and Expo on November 9, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. Congratulations to the following award-winning project teams: Jordan

Construction is nearing completion on the $30 million Tropicana Pedestrian Bridge and Escalator Replacement Project in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ahead of schedule and on budget, the team has successfully implemented partnering under the guidance of VCG Master-Level Partnering Facilitator Neal Flesner to function as a World Class™ team. Serving roughly 130,000 pedestrians a day on the busy Las Vegas Strip, this highly-visible transportation project includes the replacement of 16 existing

In 2015, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $174.8 million to 85 transportation projects for the purpose of repairing aging roads and bridges, alleviating traffic delays and supporting job growth statewide. “Preserving, rebuilding and expanding the state’s transportation infrastructure is key to improving the state’s mobility for decades to come,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty in a 2015 Caltrans news release. “Not only is it critical to California’s economy, but

Seeing is Believing. How partnering done right is producing partnering advocates one project at a time Many of our clients become life-long advocates of partnering after experiencing how powerful it can be when implemented correctly on their most challenging projects. Such was the case for Jim Pappas, Vice President of Hensel Phelps, Northern California and new Vice President of the International Partnering Institute (IPI) Board of Directors. After winning a

Thanks to a collaborative team effort, the new VA Butler Health Care Center in Butler, Pennsylvania will improve and enhance the quality of care for military veterans and their families in the region earlier than anticipated. Built to replace a smaller, aging health care facility located 1.4 miles away, the project was accepted by the VA seven months ahead of schedule on May 26, 2017, and is set to open

By Neal Flesner with excerpts from Jim Eisenhart During our partnering workshops, we stress the importance of owning project success as a team with no excuses. Part of truly owning the game as a team is managing issues at the lowest level possible, then escalating them to senior or executive management only when necessary. As VCG President Jim Eisenhart discusses in his book, Raising the Bar on Construction Project Teamwork,

By: Candice Evenson, Operations Coordinator, IPI Jim Eisenhart, President of Ventura Consulting Group and author of “Raising the Bar on Construction Project Teamwork” specializes in a method for Partnering that simplifies large, complex projects such as airports, railways, and hospitals. He calls it “Derivative Partnering.” Derivative Partnering involves shorter and generally smaller sessions where key players meet to discuss specific goals and concerns. The full team comes together for a