Partnering News – Sept 2014 – Barriers to Partnering

IPI launches its first Funded Research Report!

IPI Partnering News

IPI Partnering News

IPI has published its first self-funded research project!  The Research Report entitled "An Inquiry to Move an Under-utilized Best Practice Forward: Barriers to Partnering in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry".

Initially published on June 19, 2014, the report prepared by Sinem Mollaoglu (Korkmaz), PhD, LEED® AP at Michigan State University's Construction Management Program focuses on a series of surveys given to a panel of Partnering experts.  The expert panel identified four key barriers to partnering: Organizational, Cultural, Legislative, and Project-team related.   All in all, they identified 25 common "Barriers to Partnering" and ranked them.

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The findings were interesting - in the top 12, the most frequently cited barrier to partnering was Cultural Barriers.  We find this particularly exciting because it is in alignment with our mission to improve organization and project-team cultures, resulting in better outcomes for construction project teams!

The Report, which is free to IPI Member Organizations, has a $750.00 value.  Make sure to log in to the IPI Website and download the report by following this link:

Give us a call (925) 447-9100 if you are a member and have not yet received a copy or if you have any comments or questions about the report.

IPI is Growing!

We are pleased to announce that SOM and has joined IPI!

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

IPI Partnering News September 2014 SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment.

The firm's work ranges from the architectural design and engineering of individual buildings of all typologies to the master planning and design of entire communities. The resulting portfolio includes more than 15,000 projects located in 50 countries around the world. These projects have received over 1700 awards for design and innovation. Notable projects in the Bay Area include the International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport; the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland and 350 Mission Street which will become the headquarters for when it is completed next year.

September IPI Member Anniversaries!

5 Year Anniversaries
United Contractors - Sept 14
County of Ventura Public Works - Sept 23
Saddleback College - Sept 25
SFO International Airport - Sept 28

3 Year Anniversaries
Hensel Phelps - Sept 2
GreenCom, Inc. - Sept 21
US Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore Dist. - Sept 21
USACE - Norfolk Dist. - Sept 21

2 Year Anniversaries
Alabama DOT - Sept 20
San Francisco Public Works - Sept 20

IPI Calendar of Events


SFO Collaborative Partnering Orientation Training - CM Firms
Thurs  9/10/14 1:00pm - 5:30pm

CCSF CP Orientation Training
Tues 9/16/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

Vertical Construction Committee
Thurs 9/18/14 8:00-9:00am

CCSF CP Orientation Training
Wed 9/24/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

CCSF CP Orientation Training
Thur 9/25/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

Horizontal Construction Committee
Fri 9/26/14 8:30am - 9:30am


CP Orientation Training - Department of Water Resources
Thurs 10/1/14 1:00pm - 5:00pm

IPI Speaks at DBIA Conference - Dallas
Tues 10/7/14 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Vertical Construction Committee
Thurs  10/16/14 8:30 - 9:30am

CCSF CP Orientation Training
Thurs 10/23/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

IPI Owner's Roundtable Webinar 2
Fri 10/24/14 12:00pm - 1:00pm

IPI Facilitator PEG
Monday 10/27/14 9:00am - 10:30am