On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the San Diego & Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association hosted a reception to present awards for public works projects exhibiting a high level of teamwork among the managing agency and the A/E/C team.  Among those projects honored was the $130 million communication and electrical upgrade project at Camp Pendleton, a JV between RQ Construction and Bergelectric. As is often the case with many

In a continued display of world-class team building through partnering, two high profile projects facilitated by Ventura Consulting Group (VCG) were recently featured in Engineering News Record and California Builder & Engineer magazine. The news was in recognition of industry leading awards received by the projects. The St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower in Fullerton, California was the recipient of the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Award and a Design-Build Merit Award, both are categories

Just this morning, as I walk into a partnering session in Honolulu, HI, I saw a whiteboard in the breezeway for the event site staff.  These are the people that coordinate the meetings, put together the rooms and serve food and coffee to the meeting attendees.  Yes, they are super important and their management is recognizing it. At the end of the day, everyone is and can be a leader. 

  This article is based on a speech given to members of the McKinsey & Company Sydney office in April 1992 by David Kirk. There are very few tricks for improving organizational performance left in the management deck of cards. In recent years, many eager corporate hands have played the organization redesign card; others, strategic planning; still others, value-based management. If they played them well, their companies are now fitter,

Construction was recently completed two months ahead of schedule on a new Fitness and Liberty Center at Naval Base Coronado (NBC) in San Diego, Calif. A collaboration of NAVFAC Southwest and RQ Construction, the $43.9 million project is hailed as the “largest and best” fitness facility in the Navy. “The one word that comes to mind when I look at this facility is teamwork — the teamwork of everyone that

As is often times the case, things in life don’t always go as planned.  The same is true for business and one’s career path.  I recently came across an interesting article written by former Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson with a story of just that; business throwing you a curve ball to which you have to figure out how to adapt, and FAST! The article goes on to explain that soon