“To deliver a project 12-months early and generate a saving of $20 million is truly a world class project and a testament to the foresight and collaborative approach involved.” – Judging Panel, Collaboration in Demolition Awards San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge Team Does It Again Completed one year early and nearly $20 million under Caltrans’ budget, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) Foundation Removal Phase 2 project recently won three

The San Francisco Collaborative Partnering (SFCP) consortium honored teams on two Ventura Consulting Group (VCG) facilitated projects—Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Hybrid MRI/IR and Potrero Avenue Roadway Improvement—during its inaugural Partnering Awards Ceremony in September 2018. Both projects were facilitated by Neal Flesner of VCG. Founded by the San Francisco Collaborative Partnering Steering Committee, the SFCP Awards Program recognizes teams that implement best practices and foster collaborative relationships on City

“This is a project that all of its stakeholders will look back on for the rest of their careers as the gold standard in collaboration and overcoming monumental challenges, together.” – Paul Crotty, Ventura Consulting Group The $823 million Calaveras Dam Replacement Project in the mountains east of San Francisco Bay reached its full height in September 2018 and is nearly ready to begin impounding water. The project milestone was

Three world class heavy/highway project teams facilitated by Ventura Consulting Group were honored at the 2018 Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) Excellence in Partnering Awards ceremony in June. In its 18th year, the Caltrans Partnering Awards recognize Caltrans project teams for utilizing Partnering and its best practices to facilitate successful project implementation. Read on to learn why the following VCG-facilitated projects were among those honored. Highway 101/Petaluma River Bridge Best

By Neal Flesner and Jim Eisenhart When it comes to World Class™ construction partnering, it’s important to focus on strategic culture change versus tactical or process change. Read on to learn why in this excerpt from VCG President Jim Eisenhart’s success guide on Turning the Problem Construction Project into Extraordinary Success. Changing Behaviors Versus Changing Culture There is a huge difference between just tweaking individual behaviors and truly changing a

Three Ventura Consulting Group facilitated projects were among the recipients honored at the International Partnering Institute’s (IPI) 2018 Partnered Project of the Year (PPY) Collaboration 2018 Award Ceremony.  VCG Partnering Facilitator Paul Crotty attended the annual event along with other design and construction professionals from across the country. Held in San Francisco this past May, The IPI John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Awards honor individuals and organizations

Setting common team goals is important for all construction projects, yet the stakeholders on a challenging/problem project often overlook this critical tactic. To empower our clients to become a world class team and achieve project success, we tell them to set common team goals regardless of how uncertain current circumstances appear. When a project is in a reactive or fire-fighting mode, individuals tend to overlook the value of setting measurable

$1.5 billion hospital for Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco is ahead of schedule, allowing for an early opening in 2019 Despite unique building challenges, the project’s enormity and multiple stakeholders, the $1.5 billion hospital for Sutter Health-California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) at Van Ness and Geary in San Francisco is on schedule for an early completion. Not only that, the relationships built among the project team

Winning projects represent the pinnacle of project achievement across the U.S. Congratulations to the U.S. Courthouse – Los Angeles project team on winning yet another industry award! Most recently the recipient of ENR’s Best of the Best Award in the government/public building project category, this World Class™ project team has garnered more than a dozen industry awards while the courthouse project was underway and after its completion in 2016. These

The Calavaras Dam Replacement project in the mountains east of San Francisco Bay has been plagued by a multitude of challenges; the most daunting of which were site conditions laid down by Mother Nature thousands of years ago. A major nearby fault, naturally occurring asbestos and ancient landslides uncovered while the project was already underway were just some of the obstacles faced by the project team. Although various unforeseen conditions