Each year, Engineering News-Record (ENR) selects the best recently completed projects in each region from those submitted by project team members for its Regional Best Project Awards. Entries are chosen by a group of A/E/C industry judges based on criteria related to overcoming challenges and teamwork, safety, innovation, contribution to the industry/community, construction quality/craftsmanship and function and aesthetic quality of design.

A process of collaborative teamwork to achieve measurable results through commitments and productive relationships, Partnering helps even the most challenging projects excel in all the aforementioned areas. Affirming the value of Partnering, four complex projects conducting formal Partnering programs facilitated by Ventura Consulting Group were named among the recipients of the ENR California 2019 Regional Best Project Awards.

Please join us in congratulating these world class project teams:


Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness Campus Hospital Project, San Francisco, Calif.

Owner: Sutter Health

General Contractor: HerreroBoldt

Architect: SmithGroup

Partnering Facilitator: Jim Eisenhart, Ventura Consulting Group



Carlsbad Energy Center, Carlsbad, Calif.

Owner: NRG

EPC Contractor: Carlsbad Power Constructors a joint venture of ARB Inc. and Burns & McDonnell

Partnering Facilitator: Paul Crotty, Ventura Consulting Group

The Carlsbad Energy Center



The Repair and Alternation Tenant Improvement Project at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building, Los Angeles, Calif.

Owner: GSA

General Contractor: Stronghold Engineering

Architect: CannonDesign

Partnering Facilitator: Paul Crotty, Ventura Consulting Group



Calaveras Dam Replacement Project, San Francisco, Calif.

Owner: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

General Contractor: Joint Venture of Dragados USA, Flatiron West Inc., and Sukut Construction

Construction Management: Black & Veatch and SFPUC

Designer: AECOM/URS and SFPUC

Partnering Facilitator: Paul Crotty, Ventura Consulting Group

Among all Best Project-level honorees, judges will choose a Project of the Year– which ENR will announce at the ENR California Regional Best Projects Awards breakfasts in Northern and Southern California.  The Northern California Awards Breakfast will take place on Oct. 8, 2019 in San Francisco at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. The Southern California event will be on Oct. 10, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles at the Omni Hotel.

Congratulations to all of the award-winning project teams!