“Bravo Zulu” (well done)!  This was the resounding praise declared by members of the project team upon completion of the U.S. Navy’s San Clemente Island Fuel Facility renovation and upgrade project.  The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) San Diego commemorated the success of this important project during a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 6, 2016. “At a partnering session about a year ago, we all committed

The 2016 construction industry award season is here and your friends at Ventura Consulting Group can provide information, testimonials and award entry services to help your team get the recognition they deserve. Industry awards not only acknowledge the efforts of the project team, they also extend your group’s world class teamwork by forming stronger bonds with project owners, garnering online and print publicity and furthering industry best practices. We would be pleased

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

Guam – Construction on the first two military buildup projects related to the Marine Corps relocation to Guam has been completed and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Naval Base Guam two weeks ago to celebrate. Officials say these projects mark the beginning of more buildup related projects to come.  These projects are the U.S. Marine Corps funded Apra Harbor wharf improvement and the government of Japan funded U.S.

The results are for the ENR California Best Projects 2013.  The team of Whiting Turner & Clark Nexsen working with NAVFAC Southwest and partnering facilitated by Jim Eisenhart of VCG has won the Best Project in Government Buildings for the Edson and Chappo Dining Facilities, located in Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. On this project the Whiting-Turner design-build team was challenged to design and build two, identical – at least on the concept drawings

“Overall the project is about 27 percent complete with more than $28 million work in place,” said Paul Silver, NAVFAC Southwest construction manager for this project. “This project is on track to finish one year ahead of schedule.  “The quality of the work has been top-class,” said Silver. “The customer is excited about this project, and we know they will be very happy with the end product. This world-class team

  On August 16th, a ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the completion of the Counter Battery Radar Project. Invitees enjoyed a brief ceremony and then were able to tour the new Administration Building. These facilities support military personnel with the utilization and maintenance of the 11th Marine Counter Battalion Radar system. “The P-1019 counter battery radar facility represents NAVFAC Southwest In-House-Design team’s ability to provide buildings that are representative

In this interview, Partnering Facilitator Neal Flesner of Ventura Consulting Group answers a question about a great example of Partnering by IPI Board of Advisors Member Cinda Bond.

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

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest and members of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton community held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Northern Region Tertiary Treatment Plant Dec. 15 at Camp Pendleton.  NAVFAC Southwest awarded CDM/FILANC (a joint venture) the $121.3 million design-build contract Sept. 28, 2010, to construct the treatment plant.  Jim Eisenhart of Ventura Consulting facilitated the Construction Partnering workshop for the CDM/FILANC/NAVFAC design