Curious about Partnered projects in other parts of the world?  Gregory will discuss his experience partnering US State Department embassy projects, including Kingston, Jamaica, and Astana, Kazakhstan.  He will review the contractual relationships between the State Department’s Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and the contractors with respect to partnering, along with organizational relationships and cultures that combined to influence the success or failure of the execution teams. The panel discussion will provide an opportunity to explore the challenges involved with partnering overseas on projects executed in austere environments, according to stringent U.S. building codes and security requirements, and in a diplomatic context.

Gregory will be joined by Tracy Thomas, OBO Director of Construction Operations, who will provide an overview of the State Department Embassy construction program and answer questions related to current embassy partnering efforts.

Presented by Gregory Grabowski and Tracy Thomas