By Jim Eisenhart One of the biggest excuses people make about fixing problem projects is that “So and So won’t/can’t change. There is no point in even trying to change them, so we must remove them, cope with them, complain about them or, more typically, use them as an excuse for lack of success on our project.” Equally prevalent is the assumption that a particular company or organization will never

We are proud to report the following VCG-Partnered projects recently won industry awards with project teams recognized for their excellence in Partnering, innovation, safety, quality, and more. We commend them all for their dedication to Partnering and achieving world class project team status. Please join us in congratulating these award-winning teams: Calaveras Dam Replacement Project Award: 2019 San Francisco Collaborative Partnering Award Owner: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Construction Management:

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

Each year, the International Partnering Institute (IPI) recognizes projects and individuals best exemplifying the principals of Partnering and promoting the organizations mission—to transform the construction industry to achieve exceptional results through a culture of collaboration. Ventura Consulting Group and its clients are proud to be among the recipients of various IPI awards over the years. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, IPI’s Collaboration 2019 Conference, Expo and Awards held this past May

Spoiler Alert: Using Partnering to improve communication is one of them Partnering is playing a significant role in aligning the many project team members involved in the $250 million Boynton Beach Town Square mixed-use project currently underway in Boynton Beach, Florida. The project is being developed using a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt P3 (public-private partnership) financing approach to build out the public portion of the 20-acre site, including a city hall/library, police

By Jim Eisenhart Our last challenged project blog post discussed the definition of construction project success on a challenged project, why all-star teams fail and the key to fixing problem construction projects lies in developing a world class team. In this follow-up post, we will provide a challenged project example and the solution for achieving success. Dealing with a Design Submittal by Not Just Fixing the Problem Let’s first look

By Jim Eisenhart What is Construction Project Success on a Challenged Project? Construction project success is enabling your project team to be the best they can be as a team on the balance of their project as measured by criteria (goals) that the team creates and hold themselves accountable to.  They are no longer playing “not to lose” as individual stakeholders, but rather are committed to playing to win as

Ever wonder if delivery method, construction type, project size or industry determine the effectiveness of a Partnering process?  If you have, you won’t want to miss Paul Crotty’s presentation at the International Partnering Institute Collaboration 2019 Conference, Expo and Awards in Burlingame, California. Read on for more details. Presentation: Partnering with Any Construction Type of Delivery Method Date: Thursday, May 16 Time: 9:15 – 10:15 am Place: Hilton San Francisco

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Marine Foundations Removal Project Team Does It Again! Congratulations to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Marine Foundations Removal Project Phase 2 project team on winning the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s 2019 JLT Build America Award in the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category. Facilitated by Ventura Consulting Group President Jim Eisenhart, the bridge project was the only entry in the

SouthEast Connector Phase II Project Team Earns Build America Award Congratulations to the Washoe County SouthEast Connector Phase II project team for earning an Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America 2019 JLT Build America Merit Award in the Highway & Transportation New category. Considered one of the most prestigious construction awards in the nation, the Build America Awards honor AGC members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging