On May 16th and 17th, 2019, IPI celebrated its 10th Annual Partnering Awards Ceremony

Collaboration 2019 Conference, Expo & Awards recognized the most collaborative organizations and projects of 2018.

*14/15 of the award winning projects had no time lost injuries

*11/15 came in on time or early

*10/15 were completed on or under budget

*15/15 were completed with no outstanding claims

According to the project teams in 2018: $1 spent on Partnering led to $123 in Savings

Click here to see the Awards Ceremony Photo Gallery!

The 2019 IPI Industry Awards go to…

Industry Awards honor Organizations and Individuals who have worked to make the industry more collaborative.

Honoring IPI's Partnering Elite:

  • Partnering Visionary - John L. Martin
  • Partnering Groundbreaker - Sue Dyer

IPI Chairman's Award:

IPI Partnering Champion (IPI's Highest Honor):

IPI Professional Facilitator Certifications

Certified Level Facilitator (25 sessions)

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners of the John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Awards (PPY)!

Every year we honor project teams  and extraordinary individuals who follow the IPI model and have exhibited the highest levels of collaboration.

2019 IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award Winners

Buildings/Public Infrastructure Projects: $250M Plus


Calaveras Dam Replacement Project

Location: Sunol, CA
Owner:  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Prime Contractor: Dragados / Flatiron / Sukut, Joint Venture
Designer:  AECOM
Construction Manager: Black & Veatch
Facilitator: Ventura Consulting Group


Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery

Location: Oroville, CA
Owner:  California Department of Water Resources
Prime Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure West
Designer:  California Department of Water Resources
Facilitator:  Paradyne Consulting Works, LLC

Buildings/Public Infrastructure Projects: $25M - $250M


Central Shops Replacement Facilities Project

Location: San Franciso, CA
Owner:  San Francisco City Administrator
Prime Contractor: Pankow Builders
Designer:  Forge Architects/William Duff Architects
Construction Manager:  Oryx Partners
Facilitator:  JBR Partners Inc.

Buildings/Public Infrastructure Projects: Under $25M


High Speed Gate Checkpoint Installation Project

Location: San Francisco, International Airport
Owner:  San Francisco International Airport Design and Construction
Prime Contractor: Schembri Construction
Designer:  Telamon Engineering Consultants
Construction Manager:  Chaves and Associates
Facilitator:  OrgMetrics LLC
PMSS: Faith Group LLC

Civil Construction Projects: $25M - $250M


I-40 Devil Dog Road to Williams Reconstruction Project

Location: Williams, AZ
Owner:  Arizona Department of Transportation
Prime Contractor: Fann Contracting, Inc.
Designer:  Gannett Fleming
Facilitator: Arizona Department of Transportation Office of Partnering

I-15 US 93 Garnet Interchange Design Build Project

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Owner:  Nevada Department of Transportation
Prime Contractor: Ames Construction
Designer:  Horrocks Engineers
Facilitator:  RHA, LLC

I-75 Rouge River: Detroit Downriver Connection

Location: Detroit, MI
Owner:  Michigan Department of Transportation
Prime Contractor:C.A. Hull Co., Inc.
Designer:  Alfred Benesch & Company
Facilitator: Anderson Partnering

I-80/I-680/SR12 Interchange - Package 1

Location: Fairfield, CA
Owner:  California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Prime Contractor: DeSilva Gates - Viking, Joint Venture
Designer:  Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.
Facilitator:  Global Leadership Alliance, Inc.


Tangerine Road, Dove Mountain Blvd./Twin Peaks Rd. to La Canada Drive

Location: Marana, AZ
Owner:  Town of Marana
Prime Contractor: Tangerine Corridor Constructors - A Granite/Borderland JV
Designer: Psomas
Facilitator: Productivity Through People, Inc.

SH-82; Grand Avenue Bridge Replacement CM/GC Project

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Owner:  Colorado Department of Transportation
Prime Contractor:Granite RL Wadsworth Joint Venture
Designer:  Jacobs Engineering Group
Facilitator: Jacques & Associates, Inc.

Civil Construction Projects- Under $25M


Arlington Road Bridge Replacement Over I-70

Location: Brookville, OH
Owner: Ohio Department of Transportation -
District 7
Prime Contractor: Brumbaugh Construction, Inc.
Designer: Woolpert

Construction Manager: Ohio Department of Transportation - District 7
Facilitator: Ohio Department of Transportation/Brumbaugh Construction, Inc.

Construction of Rail Infrastructure at the Maritime Support Center (MSC)

Location: Oakland, CA
Owner:  Port of Oakland
Prime Contractor:  Gallagher & Burk
Key Subcontractor:  H&H Engineering Construction
Key Subcontractor:  St. Francis Electric
Designer:  TranSystems
Facilitator:  OrgMetrics LLC

Polk Streetscape Project

Location: San Francisco, CA
Owner:  San Francisco Public Works
Prime Contractor: M Squared Construction
Designer:  San Francisco Public Works - Streets and Highways Section
Construction Manager:  San Francisco Public Works - Infrastructure Construction Management
Facilitator:  Global Leadership Alliance, Inc.


I-580/I-80 Central Ave. Operational Improvements Project

Location: Richmond, CA
Owner:  Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Prime Contractor: Ghilotti Bros., Inc.
Designer:  WSP
Construction Manager:  Ghirardelli Associates
Facilitator:  OrgMetrics LLC


Repair and Alteration of Crissy Field Promenade East Beach Parking and Restroom Area

Location: San Francisco, CA
Owner:  National Park Service
Prime Contractor:Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc.
Key Subcontractor: Ghilotti Bros., Inc.
Key Subcontractor:Campbell Grading Inc.
Designer:  CMG Landscape Architecture
Construction Manager:  Golden Gate National Park Conservancy
Facilitator:  Creative Alliance Group LLC


This year IPI introduced the Collaborative Project Award for projects that have achieved exceptional results through innovative tools and processes and outstanding team collaboration but did not follow a traditional structured partnering process.

PTH 59-101 & Intersection Upgrades at PTH 59/PR 202

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Owner:  Manitoba Infrastructure (MI)
Prime Contractor: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited
Designer: Parsons
Construction Manager: WSP Group Canada Limited

Highway 35 - Washout Repair EA# 04-4K8004

Location: Los Gatos, CA
Owner:  California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Prime Contractor:Disney Construction Inc.
Designer:  California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Many Thanks to Our Collaboration 2018 Sponsors

Awards Ceremony Gallery

Photos by: Jeff Rumans Photography

Please credit Jeff Rumans when sharing the photos taken at the event.