Partnering News – January 2014 – Apply for an Award

Partnering News

New Members - Apply for IPI Awards!

Get your project team or your organization recognized by applying for the IPI Awards.  IPI honors our new members Red Rocks Advisors, LLC. and ARB, Inc.

Be Recognized--Only 1-month left to submit your IPI Award Apps!

Did you have an outstanding project this year that implemented a structured partnering process?  Do you want to be recognized as one of the world's most collaborative teams?  Then gather your project team and apply for an IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award!

Last year's Diamond-Level Winners had outstanding results!

  • $1.991B work delivered for $1.71B - a savings of $284 million!
  • The four projects averaged 15.6% savings
  • All 4 projects were delivered on time (or early) with a total of 112 days saved
  • Even with 261 Change Orders there were NO CLAIMS!
  • For every $1 spent on partnering, the teams saved $221.90

Unsure whether your Project is a potential winner?
Call IPI today (925) 447-9100

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  • Construction is completed between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2013
  • You are an Owner, Contractor, Designer, or Facilitator
  • You have an IPI Member on your team (or you plan to join)

Applications are due Valentines Day (Feb 14, 2014)


IPI also offers Industry Awards for outstanding Organizations!

IPI Partnering ChampionIPI Partnering Champion
IPI's Highest Honor - The award recognizes the organization that embraces and models the IPI mission to develop  long term, high trust relationships and organizational cultures, both internally and in the industry.

2013's winner was the Ohio Department of Transportation

Strategic Partnering Champion AwardIPI Strategic Partnering Achievement Award
This Award is given to teams who have successfully created a Partnering initiative either internally (within its organization) or externally (between multiple organizations). Winning organizations will have used IPI's best practices to create agreements using the integrated model and will have achieved significant results from the high trust relationships.

The 2013 winner was the Utah Transit Authority 2015 Frontlines Program.

Excellence in Partnering FacilitationExcellence in Partnering Facilitation Award
Excellence in Partnering Facilitation Award honors a Facilitator who has not only led successful project teams in the implementation of IPI's best Partnering practices, they have also contributed to the development and training of other facilitators, provided evidence of successful project teams and strategic partnerships, and shared the best practices they  have helped develop to support the industry.

The 2012 winner was Jim Eisenhart of Ventura Consulting Group.

IPI loves our New Members!

We are pleased to announce that Red Rocks Advisors, LLC. and ARB, Inc. have joined IPI!

RedRocksAdvisors-logoRed Rocks Advisors, LLC. is a consulting and partnering facilitation firm based in Mesa, AZ.  RRA President, Eric  Sanderson has more than 13 years of experience in project Facilitation and has had outstanding partnered projects in waste water, heavy engineering and in the vertical sector.  His extensive facilitation experience has helped project teams throughout the country to be successful and, as a result, be recognized nationally for their success with partnering.  In 2012, Red Rocks Advisors received an IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award Sapphire Level for the SFPUC University Mound Reservoir - North Basin Seismic Upgrade Project.  In this project, the team replaced a 120 year old reservoir, which provides water to several neighborhoods in San Francisco. Red Rocks Advisors serves project teams throughout the United States and Canada and we are very excited to have them on board!

ARB LOGO a subsidary ofARB, Inc. is an underground, industrial and structures company headquartered in Lake Forest, CA.  They provide underground infrastructure construction services to both Private and Public Utilities.  ARB serves as one of the Alliance Contractors for IPI-Member PG&E's Gas Transmission Replacement Program and has been a long-time  supporter of Collaborative Partnering.  ARB recently received two 2012 Outstanding Project Awards from Chevron Environment, Safety and Health (CHESM) for their work on the Chevron VTA Relocation in Milpitas, CA and the I-5 Carmenita Interchange Improvement in Santa Fe Springs.  IPI is excited to have our first underground contractor ARB, Inc. join up!

January IPI Member Anniversaries!

3 Year Anniversaries
Larry Anderson, Partnering Facilitator - Jan 6
East Bay Municipal Utilities District - Jan 31

2 Year Anniversaries
Aditazz - Jan 22
Sacramento Regional Transit District - Jan 24


IPI Facilitator PEG
Mon 1/6/14 9:00am - 11am

IPI Vertical Construction Committee
Thurs 1/16/14 8:00am - 9am

Horizontal Construction Committee
Friday  1/24/14 8:30-9:30am


IPI Vertical Construction Committee
Thurs 1/20/14 8:00am - 9am

Horizontal Construction Committee
Friday  1/21/14 8:30-9:30am

City and County of San Francisco/Contractor Partnering Summit
Thursday 2/27/14 8:00am-12