Everyone always refers to “good leadership” on their construction projects.  What is good leadership?  Where does it come from?  Truth be told, we are all leaders.  Whether we are on the frontlines putting work in place or reside in the corner office overseeing many projects, we all have leadership responsibilities.  How do we execute them better?  Here is an article from Inc.com that really dials in some dialogue that you

FROM CALTRANS NEWSLETTER – MAY 2013 – We all want to do a good job, get recognized for it and enjoy going to work—all at the same time. You may ask how that’s possible in the world of construction, where changes, challenges and disputes happen daily. The Division of Construction administers a Partnering Program aimed at doing just that.  While the term “partnering” is thrown around in many circles as

  Q&D Construction recently was awarded a Silver Partnering Award for their efforts on the NDOT 3477 Project which took place in 2012 in Winnemucca, Nevada on the I-95.  Nevada faces a multibillion-dollar transportation funding deficit. Meanwhile, transportation projects grow more complex, potentially leading to construction-related problems or delays. To formalize an already-strong working relationship and most efficiently build Nevada’s needed transportation infrastructure, NDOT and the contracting community have jointly

Four projects facilitated by Jim Eisenhart of Ventura Consulting Group received accolades for their efforts in collaboration, teamwork and delivering project excellence.  This was the 4th year for the International Partnering Institute Awards at the San Francisco Airport Museum.  The house was packed with owners, contractors, CMs and other industry executives to celebrate the success of these outstanding projects. The following project teams were recognized for their outstanding ability in

On Friday, April 26th, Mr. Neal Flesner delivered the keynote address at the Caltrans District 7 Resident Engineer’s Meeting and Partnering Awards.  Mr. Flesner spoke to the importance of collaboration, cooperation and common goals on major construction projects, providing the audience with a litany of real-world examples where large and small project teams had overcome major challenges to achieve extraordinary results on their projects. Caltrans’ Partnering Program helps the department

The Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Awards recognize project teams who use Partnering and its best practices to facilitate successful project implementation. In 2013, the 23 award-winning projects demonstrate the benefits of partnering to  Caltrans, its partners and the public – project statistics show that overwhelmingly, the projects finished safely, on time and within budget. These 23 award winning projects had a combined contract value of $840 Million and saved almost

CC Myers, Inc has been awarded the ENR California 2012 Best Transportation Project for their work on the Doyle Drive 3 Phase of the Presidio Parkway.  The Presidio Parkway project is comprised of local, state, and federal agencies, a partnership which includes the California Department of Transportation, San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Presidio Trust, National Park Service, California Department of Veterans Affairs, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway Transportation District, the

Jim Eisenhart of VCG is currently working on two extraordinary tunneling projects on the West Coast.  The first being the SR-99 Tunnel in Seattle, WA.  “Crews are clearing dirt in Seattle to make way for an 80-foot-deep launch pit for the massive boring machine that will dig the $2 billion Highway 99 tunnel that will run under the old Alaskan Way Viaduct. Concrete shafts have been installed for the pit’s four 110-foot-deep walls.

San Francisco, CA – On May 19th, 2011 VCG accepted the 2011 John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year – Diamond Level Award for their facilitation efforts on the I-680 Southbound Express Lane Project.  This $35M Caltrans project was constructed by Bay Cities Paving and Grading.  Bay Cities delivered the project ahead of schedule and without any claims. This was the first HOV Toll lane in California and the