The winning projects, along with all of the Constructor Awards finalists named in this year’s competition, were honored as the “best of the best” in California construction during the 2012 Awards Banquet and presentation at The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, on April 14. The prestigious black tie event, the “Oscars” evening for the construction industry, was attended by more than 300 people from top construction firms throughout the state. In

On Friday, April 13th, Neal Flesner of VCG visited the Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School, Basic Class #252 at Port Hueneme, California.  Neal reviewed some of the basic tenets of construction partnering on NAVFAC projects, shared his NAVFAC experiences and the value of collaboration on large military projects. The Civil Engineer Corps Officer Basic Qualification Course is the foundation of a 16-week “pipeline” training program designed to prepare newly commissioned

On Thursday, March 8th, 2012, Neal Flesner, Construction Partnering Facilitator, facilitated a panel with Caltrans personnel and District 7 General Contractors on the benefits and best practices around partnering on Caltrans projects. The panel included: Issam Abumuhor of Caltrans Yanina Bashoura of Caltrans Emile Eid of Caltrans Mike Kotal of Chumo Construction Toby Krutz of Flatiron Constructors Joe McLoughlin of J McLoughlin Engineering For the next 20 years or more, public transportation

  VCG has been a member of the International Partnering Institute for 2 years and on May 17th, 2012 will be honored with 4 of their partnered projects receiving awards.  IPI Partnered Projects of the Year honor Project Teams who have exhibited the highest levels of collaboration on projects completed in 2011.  These projects have demonstrated exceptional teamwork through construction partnering.  The four projects that will be recognized: Diamond Level

  The International Partnering Institute’s Excellence in Partnering Facilitation Award goes to individuals who have advanced the profession of Construction Partnering Facilitation through outstanding work on both individual projects and on a strategic level in the industry. Jim Eisenhart has dedicated his career to drawing greatness from his Project Teams and has grown the profession through his writing and ability to train others to adopt a collaborative approach. IPI is