Partnering in construction has evolved since the early ’90s, playing an even more crucial role in today’s increasingly collaborative building environment.

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VCG President Jim Eisenhart (pictured) and leading A/E/C industry professionals were recently interviewed by Engineering News-Record regarding modern partnering practices and how their firms are employing partnering strategies to mitigate challenges, increase profits and ensure project success in the age of increased collaboration.

Two VCG facilitated projects exemplifying partnering at its best are highlighted in the article. These include the County of San Diego Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, winner of the 2016 AGC of America Marvin M. Black Partnering Award, and the Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2, recipient of a 2016 International Partnering Institute John L Martin Partnered Project of the Year Award. 

“Many recent trends in construction aim to improve teamwork: collaborative delivery methods, lean construction practices and virtual design and construction. But those tools and processes, in and of themselves, do not ensure excellence,” says VCG President Jim Eisenhart in the ENR article. “You can’t contract for human performance,” he says. “Those tools make it easier to engage in real time, but teamwork is by no means ensured.”  Read the article HERE.

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