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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

  • 2018 Excellence in Partnering Award Ceremony

    Best in Class Winner for Projects Less Than $10M

    Delano Roundabout
    District 6

    RE: Amarjit Dhaliwal
    PM: Paul Niglio, Granite Construction Company
    Facilitator: Clare Singleton, OrgMetrics,LLC


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

    James E. Roberts Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation
    District 10

    RE: Cory Casey
    PM: Robert Coupe, Golden State Bridge
    Facilitator: Phil George, Global Leadership Alliance, Inc.


    Best in Class Winner for Projects Greater than $50M

    Highway 101/Petaluma River Bridge
    District 4

    RE: Richard Duncan
    PM: Jeremy Schofield, Ghilotti Brothers
    Facilitator: Jim Eisenhart, Ventura Consulting Group

  • Projects Less Than $10M Presentation Video
  • Projects Between $10M and $50M Presentation Video
  • Projects Greater Than $50M Presentation Video

    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 - 2019 Applications due to the District Construction Offices by January 18, 2019 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