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Partnering with Caltrans

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About Partnering

partnering our way of doing business

Caltrans and the Construction Industry are committed to making partnering the way we do business. Partnering promotes open and honest communication, trust, understanding and teamwork. The field guide is written for both Caltrans and contractor personnel working at the project level to convey Caltrans and industry commitment to partnering, to define responsibilities for partnering, and to provide tools for successful partnering.


Latest Partnering News

  • 2017 Excellence in Partnering Award Ceremony

    Best in Class Winner for Projects Between $10M and $50M

    Highway 101/Route 116 Lakeville Interchange
    District 4

    RE: Richard Duncan
    PM: Jeremy Schofield, Ghilotti Bros./CC Myers, AJV
    Facilitator: Jim Eisenheart, Ventura Consulting Group


    Best in Class Winner for Projects Greater than $50M

    I-15/I-215 Interchange Project (Devore)
    District 8

    RE: Owen Spencer
    PM: Drew Nelson, Guy F. Atkinson Construction,LLC
    Facilitator: Sam Hassoun/Phil George, Global Leadership Alliance, Inc.

    Fundamentals of Partnering Training

    Caltrans has been partnering on its construction projects since before 1992. Over these past eighteen plus years, there have been several “lessons learned.” In 2007 the Caltrans Construction Partnering Steering Committee (CCPSC) approved improvements to the partnering program upon which the updated Caltrans Partnering Program is based and the 2008 Field Guide to Partnering on Caltrans Projectswas developed. The Fundamental of Partnering workshop will walk the participants through the September 2008 version of the Field Guide to Partnering on Caltrans Construction Projects. Participants will gain an understanding of why partnering is important for the success of their projects and learn what the Caltrans Partnering Program now requires or recommends and why. The goal for this workshop is to provide the foundation for a full and consistent implementation of the Caltrans Partnering Program by both Caltrans and Industry project team members."

    Caltrans Partnering Awards - 2018 Applications due to the District Construction Offices by January 12, 2018 Statewide-level Awards for Completed Projects: District-level Awards for On-going Projects: Partnering Field Guide Partnering Facilitator Info Partnering Facilitator Evaluation Forms for Resident Engineers

    Evaluation after kick-off partnering workshop: Evaluation after close-out partnering workshop: Tools for the Team Partnering Coordinators

    Archived Materials

  • 2014 Excellence in Partnering Award Ceremony