Public agencies and contractors frequently adopt construction partnering--defined as the process that creates an owner-contractor relationship focused on achieving mutually beneficial goals--on the basis of faith, hope, or perhaps a feeling that there is nothing to lose. To date, agencies and their prospective partners have had little information about actual project outcomes that would indicate the benefits of initiating a construction partnership. The information presented in this article is based on the results of more than 700 projects that were completed using a partnering approach. Project outcomes reflect the experience of officials in 46 state departments of transportation who answered a questionnaire distributed in August 1994. The information is significant for three reasons: evidence of tangible benefits to all parties using a partnering approach is provided; some of the measurement techniques currently in use are identified; and direction, assistance, and encouragement are made available to agencies, owners, contractors, and construction managers in implementing their own partnering measurement programs.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 40-44
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 183
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 177
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1996 12:00AM