IPI Happenings – Dec 2014

The Academics are coming!

IPIHappenings-v2IPI is honored to welcome Professor Sinem Mollaoglu (Korkmaz), Ph D. and Shivam Sohani of Michigan State

University Construction Management program to San Francisco International Airport from December 17 - 20th.  Professor Korkmaz is the author of the 2014 IPI Research study entitled "An Inquiry to Move an Under-utilized Best Practice Forward: Barriers to Partnering in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry".

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Barriers to Partnering

In 2015, Professor Korkmaz and Shivam Sohani will be launching a new piece of Partnering research focused on how Partnering effects team communication and levels of integration within a project.

The research will involve case study focused on research study focused on SFO's recent $90 million Runway Safety Area Project, which was a fast-paced FAA-funded design-bid-build project, which included safety upgrades to key Runways including 1L and 1R and the installation of an Engineered Materials Arrestor System (EMAS).

Source: http://www.flysfo.com/about-sfo/airport-development/images

SFOThe EMAS consists of cellular, crushable cement that slows an aircraft if it overshoot the airstrip (like freeway off- ramp runways for semi trucks).  The team used the collaborative partnering model and co-location to deliver the 120 day project four weeks ahead of schedule. (See Mercury News Article)

The research and the study trip has been generously sponsored by DeSilva Gates Construction and Graniterock Company and our hosts, San Francisco International Airport.

Contact us at ED@partneringinstitute.org if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the research effort!

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The MSU Research team visit has been generously sponsored by: DeSilva Gates Construction, Graniterock and our hosts San Francisco International Airport