Jim Eisenhart of Ventura Consulting Group is currently working with the Expo Light Rail Team in Los Angeles and their partnering efforts were recently highlighted as an effective tool in delivering project success.

From ENR – August 2013 –

“One thing we did on this job that was unique was facilitated partnering with each utility in an effort to bring them in as part of the project team,” Olson says. “This is my fourth design-build [project] and this is the first time we’ve done something like this. And it’s proved to be effective.”

He adds, “Design-build projects move very fast …. By getting [utilities] in early, we are getting them to keep up with our pace.”

Rick Thorpe, Construction Authority CEO, says, “A lot of times third parties aren’t staffed for such a big project” and sometimes may need the contractor to take over certain major project tasks.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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