International Partnering Institute's

Partnering Awards

Ceremony & Conference

Every year the International Partnering Institute recognizes projects and individuals who best exemplify the principles of partnering and promote our mission - to transform the construction industry to achieve exceptional results through a culture of collaboration. The awards celebrate success, share lessons learned and best practices, and acknowledge teams and individuals who achieve extraordinary results.

Apply for a Partnering Award

All 2020 IPI Partnering Award Applications Due: Feb 3, 2020.

Award Descriptions

PPY-trophy The PPY Awards recognize teams who distinguish themselves by implementing IPI’s best practices for an integrated partnering program and exemplify high-trust working relationships on their projects. Winning teams will demonstrate commitment to the elements of the integrated partnering program, achieve excellent results and deliver an outstanding project. Judging factors include success in applying IPI's best practices and principals of partnering, project results achieved, inclusion of all stakeholders and project participants in the process, problems overcome, lessons learned, and evidence of a high trust culture. The application form and evaluation use a points-based system with teams eligible to receive awards at one of three levels: Diamond, Ruby, and Sapphire.

Teams with projects completed within the last year are eligible for these awards.

Download the 2020 IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award Application here

PartneringChampionThe Partnering Champion Award is the highest honor presented by IPI. The award recognizes an organization that embraces and models the IPI mission to develop high trust relationships and organizational cultures. Organizations presented with this award will distinguished themselves with consistent, long-term commitment to IPI’s best practices for an integrated partnering program and the collaborative process. Nominations must include evidence of an internal culture change and a profound impact on changing the cultures of external organizations. Additional criteria include the methodology used for the application of IPI’s best practices and the principals of partnering, demonstrated results, efficiencies obtained, problems overcome, and lessons learned. A multi-year track record of successful application of an integrated partnering program are expected. This prestigious award is presented only in those years that a deserving organization is nominated.

Use this form to nominate a Partnering Champion.

facilitatoroftheyearThe Excellence in Partnering Facilitation Award honors the outstanding facilitators who have embraced the IPI mission to develop high trust relationships and partnered organizational cultures. Winners will have successfully led teams in the implementation of IPI’s best practices for an integrated partnering program, both at the project and strategic levels. Individuals who receive this award have modeled behavior for effective partnering facilitators, contributed to the development and training of other facilitators, provided evidence of successful project teams and strategic partnerships, documented use of best practices, demonstrated how they helped their teams implement partnering, and provide recommendations and support from both projects and organizations. A multi-year track record of successful application of an integrated partnering program is expected.

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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.  Teams with projects completed within the last year are eligible for this award.

Download the Collaborative Project Award Application.

ChairmansAwardThe Chairman's Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual on behalf of IPI and its mission to transform the construction industry to achieve exceptional results through a culture of collaboration.  The winner of this prestigious award will have provided exceptional leadership and service to IPI and its members, and model the collaborative behavior at the core of IPI's mission

This honor is awarded at the discretion of the Executive Director and the Judge's Committee.