Caltrans recognized 13 project teams during the 2016 Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Award Ceremony held on May 4, 2016. The Caltrans District 8 Interstate-40 Rehabilitation at Kelbaker Road project team was among those honored for utilizing partnering and best practices to help ensure successful project implementation. Facilitated by Neal Flesner of Ventura Consulting Group, the $16.1 million project involved the rehabilitation of a section of Interstate 40 in San Bernardino

Route I-5 Median Shoulder Improvement Project from Route 605 to Washington Blvd. This project upgraded the median barrier from Thrie Beam and Type 50 barrier to Type 60 concrete barrier along I-5 between Los Angeles and Orange County, including several bridges and undercrossings in the cities of Downey and Commerce. This high-volume freeway presented difficulties with safety; however, due to careful planning and a commitment to Partnering, the project was

FROM CALTRANS NEWSLETTER – MAY 2013 – We all want to do a good job, get recognized for it and enjoy going to work—all at the same time. You may ask how that’s possible in the world of construction, where changes, challenges and disputes happen daily. The Division of Construction administers a Partnering Program aimed at doing just that.  While the term “partnering” is thrown around in many circles as

Four projects facilitated by Jim Eisenhart of Ventura Consulting Group received accolades for their efforts in collaboration, teamwork and delivering project excellence.  This was the 4th year for the International Partnering Institute Awards at the San Francisco Airport Museum.  The house was packed with owners, contractors, CMs and other industry executives to celebrate the success of these outstanding projects. The following project teams were recognized for their outstanding ability in

On Friday, April 26th, Mr. Neal Flesner delivered the keynote address at the Caltrans District 7 Resident Engineer’s Meeting and Partnering Awards.  Mr. Flesner spoke to the importance of collaboration, cooperation and common goals on major construction projects, providing the audience with a litany of real-world examples where large and small project teams had overcome major challenges to achieve extraordinary results on their projects. Caltrans’ Partnering Program helps the department

The Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Awards recognize project teams who use Partnering and its best practices to facilitate successful project implementation. In 2013, the 23 award-winning projects demonstrate the benefits of partnering to  Caltrans, its partners and the public – project statistics show that overwhelmingly, the projects finished safely, on time and within budget. These 23 award winning projects had a combined contract value of $840 Million and saved almost

CC Myers, Inc has been awarded the ENR California 2012 Best Transportation Project for their work on the Doyle Drive 3 Phase of the Presidio Parkway.  The Presidio Parkway project is comprised of local, state, and federal agencies, a partnership which includes the California Department of Transportation, San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Presidio Trust, National Park Service, California Department of Veterans Affairs, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway Transportation District, the

Jim Eisenhart of VCG is currently working on two extraordinary tunneling projects on the West Coast.  The first being the SR-99 Tunnel in Seattle, WA.  “Crews are clearing dirt in Seattle to make way for an 80-foot-deep launch pit for the massive boring machine that will dig the $2 billion Highway 99 tunnel that will run under the old Alaskan Way Viaduct. Concrete shafts have been installed for the pit’s four 110-foot-deep walls.

    Mr. Jim Eisenhart, President of the Ventura Consulting Group, was the inaugural recipient of the International Partnering Institute’s 2012 Excellence in Partnering Facilitation award given on May 17th in San Francisco.  Jim was selected on the basis of his facilitation skills and his industry leadership.  Mr. Eisenhart has personally led partnering processes on over 700 projects worldwide from the Pentagon Renovation to the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Click

Each year, the International Partnering Institute recognizes projects and individuals who best exemplify the principals of partnering and promote our mission – to create a culture of partnership. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate success, share lessons learned and best practices, and to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of teams and individuals who achieve extraordinary results.  On May 17th, 2012 four VCG Facilitated Project Team’s were awarded IPI Excellence