In 2017 we expanded our annual awards ceremony into a full two day conference.
We brought together industry leaders to explore innovations in collaborative construction
and celebrated outstanding Partnering teams with the 8th Annual Award Ceremony.
Don't miss the big event next year--
Collaboration 2018!

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  • Partnered Project of the Year Award
  • Strategic Partnering Award


Guest Speakers

panelistRoddyBoggusKeynote Speaker Roddy Boggus

Executive Vice President of Aviation, Suffolk Construction

When introducing Partnering to a new owner, what is the first thing you think they should know about it? 

That it works. I think primarily they need to know that partnering is not a “four letter word.” It works, and there is proof that it works. The investment into a Partnering culture can be significant, but the rewards can be substantial.  Look at recent IPI awards, and the typical ROI for every dollar spent on Partnering is at least $96.00.  It’s really kind of hard to argue with that kind of success. Why wouldn’t you want to be part of this type of success story?

Click here for the full interview with Roddy Boggus.


Cinda Bond, MIPI

Professional Neutral Facilitator, OrgMetrics, LLC (Panel Moderator)


Duane Boreham

Vice President, Aviation Services, Q&D Construction

PanelistKevenBumenKevin Bumen

Director of Airports, County of San Luis Obispo


Russell Clough

3rd Generation Engineer and DRB Specialist

panelistPeteDavosPete Davos

Vice President, DeSilva Gates Construction

PanelistSueDyerSue Dyer

President of OrgMetrics, LLC and IPI Founder

Richard GrabinskiRichard Grabinski

Senior VP Western Region, Flatiron West, Inc.

 PanelistScottJarvisScott Jarvis

Chief Engineer, CA High Speed Rail Authority

PanelistGeoffNeumayrGeoff Neumayr

Chief Development Officer, San Francisco International Airport

 moderatorRonPeckhamRon Peckham

Chairman of C&S Companies (Panel Moderator)

PanelistRobReaughRob Reaugh

Vice President, OrgMetrics, LLC.


Judy Ross

Deputy Director, Planning and Development, Mineta San Jose International Airport


Eric Sanderson, MIPI

President, Red Rocks Advisors LLC


Ivar Satero

Airport Director, San Francisco International Airport


T.J. Schulz

President, Airport Consultants Council (Panel Moderator)


Ken Solak

HQ Partnering Program Manager, Caltrans


Jim Zack

Executive Director,  Navigant Construction ForumTM, Navigant

May 18

8:00 a.m.

Kickoff Breakfast

Opening Address by IPI Founder Sue Dyer and Chairman of the IPI Board of Advisors, Ivar Satero

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

“What You Know that Ain't So Affects Collaboration”

Speaker: Russell Clough

11:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

Presentation: "Partnering and E-Construction" with the FHWA

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Owner and Industry Panel: “Drivers for Successful Partnering

Panelists: Pete Davos, Richard Grabinski, Scott Jarvis, Ken Solak

Moderator: Ron Peckham

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Seminar: "Delivering Dispute-Free Projects"

Speaker: Jim Zack

3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Winning Team Panels

Moderator: Cinda Bond

Featured Projects:

I-15 The Point, Draper, UT

The Team: Utah Department of Transportation; Utah County
Constructors, a Joint Venture between Wadsworth Brothers Construction and Staker Parson Companies; and Wilson & Company

Partnering Facilitator: Charles Cowan & Associates, LTD.

Willits Bypass, US Highway 101 in Mendocino County, CA

The Team: Caltrans; DeSilva Gates – Flatiron West, A Joint Venture

Partnering Facilitator: OrgMetrics

Veterans Administration Charlotte Health Care Center, Charlotte, NC

The Team: Childress Klein-Cambridge Healthcare Solutions LLC, Veterans Administration, JE Dunn, and RPA Design PC

Stakeholder: Caveo Engineers

Partnering Facilitator: Ventura Consulting Group

Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway Phase IV, Folsom, CA

The Team: United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Kiewit
Infrastructure West Co.

Partnering Facilitator: Global Leadership Alliance, Inc.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Hour

May 19

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

“Partnering for Progressive Design-Build”

Speakers: Sue Dyer, Geoff Neumayr, Rob Reaugh

10:45 a.m. - Noon

Owner and Industry Panel: “Making your Partnering Pilots Fly”

Panelists: Roddy Boggus, Duane Boreham, Kevin Bumen, Judy Ross

Moderator: T.J. Schulz

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Seminar: "Reinforcing a Partnering Culture"

Speaker: Eric Sanderson

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

IPI Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Keynote Address-- Roddy Boggus, Suffolk

2017 IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award Winning Projects

Civil Construction Projects- Under $25M

McGuireville Rockfall Containment Project, I-17, AZ

Virginia Street Bridge, Reno, NV

US 60: Oak Flat to Miami, East of Superior, US 60, AZ

 Civil Construction Projects- $25M - $250M

Hill Field Road (I-15: SR - 232 Interchange), Layton, UT

I-15 The Point, Draper, UT

Willits Bypass, US Highway 101 in Mendocino County, CA

Interstate 15 Virgin River Gorge Bridge No. 6, CMAR, Virgin River Gorge, AZ

Civil Construction Mega Projects- $250M Plus

Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway Phase IV, Folsom, CA

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

Veterans Administration Charlotte Health Care Center, Charlotte, NC

Buildings/Public Infrastructure Projects- $250M Plus

Mule Creek Infill Complex, Ione, CA

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Closing Reception

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