There is no doubt that the construction industry needs to become more collaborative. We lose billions of dollars each year due to loss of productivity, miscommunication, excess administration and claims. All of these dollars could be used to build things. Worse yet, is that the nature of construction is highly interdependent. Because of our interdependence, no one working on a construction project can just walk away from issues and succeed. We must have the cooperation of the other stakeholders who hold our success in their hands as much as we hold it in our own.