A New Methodology for Partnering Transportation Projects

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)


The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has recently emphasized ‘e-Construction and Partnering’ through its ‘Every Day Counts’ initiative which encompasses the use of state-of-the-art construction technologies in tandem with a management element for project delivery best practice. Traditional Partnering became firmly established in the U.S. in the 1990s when technology was simpler and design-build was just emerging in the transportation sector. With the current state of technology available for project delivery, as well as the diverse functional roles and stakeholders involved in life-cycle planning and implementation of transportation facilities today, there has emerged a need for collaborative teamwork of individuals across organizations involved in the delivery of the project. This paper introduces a substitution to the traditional partnering process based upon a proven technology employed first by M. Scott Peck in the early 1980s. The results of the paper should be of interest to public infrastructure contract stakeholders which desire a less combative and litigious work environment.


Partnering Authentic Community Transportation project management Team building 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ConstructionThe University of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA

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