Plan on participating in a National conference April 4-6, 2017 in Sparks, Nevada on, "Advancing Best Practices in the ART of Partnering." AGC of America, AGC of Nevada, and Las Vegas Chapter AGC are working with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in this initiative emphasizing the need for partnering; highlighting the top two or three state of the art partnering practices; and, showcasing how these recognized leaders are supporting and advancing the use of partnering on highway construction projects. The sessions will provide a forum for participants to share their experiences, "lessons learned" and identify opportunities for advancement. Copies of all supporting materials, documenting best practices on the current state of the art in partnering nationally, and conference proceedings will be collected and made available nationally on the NDOT website with a link here and on the FHWA Construction website. A preconference half day seminar is scheduled to precede the partnering conference which will focus on the use of partnering with alternative delivery systems and revitalizing/kick-starting an existing partnering initiative.
The conference is targeted at state DOT officials, contractors, chapter staff, and FHWA. AGC members are encouraged to participate to bring the contractor perspective to the issue of partnering. Further information, including registration and hotel details is available here.