Partnering Magazine Summer 2019

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Rick Mayfield, IPI Executive Director

A Decade of Excellence


lot can happen in the span

keynote, an Exhibit Hall featuring

capital programs in the aviation

of a decade, and much of

firms that provide cutting-edge

industry and developed a culture of

what’s remembered often

collaborative solutions, IPI’s first ever

collaboration that would be modeled

references movements or

Young Professionals Challenge, prize

by many airports and public agencies

widespread phenomena associated

giveaways and high-impact networking,

throughout the United States, until

with pop culture that dominated

this year’s event may have been IPI’s

his retirement in 2016. IPI recognized

that decade. While monikers like the

most successful conference to date.

another “visionary” who has been

“roaring twenties” or the “swinging

considered a pioneer, and continues

sixties” may conjure up images of men

Looking back over the past ten years

to be an influential thought leader in

and women in suits and hats, silent

and assessing the progress that we’ve

construction Partnering, helping to

films featuring Charlie Chaplin and

made in pursuit of our mission to

improve the culture of the construction

“hippies” with long hair and beads, I’m

transform the construction industry to

industry to be more collaborative.

curious what images the last decade

achieve exceptional results through a

Sue Dyer, President of OrgMetrics LLC

will inspire. If you’re a member of

culture of collaboration, there are many

was presented this recognition for her

IPI, I’m confident that you’ll recall

individuals and organizations who

contribution to the profession.

images of construction project teams

have helped to promote Partnering as

working collaboratively together and of

“the way to do business.”

exceptional projects being delivered on

It has been an eventful ten years, and the future promises to be even more

time, on budget, safe, and of extremely

This year, IPI recognized two

amazing. With more public agencies

high quality!

“visionaries” who helped to change the

developing formalized Partnering

culture of construction in ways that

programs than ever before, Partnering

This year, IPI celebrated a decade

will continue to impact our industry for

programs being developed for overseas

of excellence with its 10th Annual

years to come. John L. Martin, Retired

construction projects through focused

Collaboration Awards Conference

Airport Director at San Francisco

efforts within our State Department,

and Expo. If you were in attendance

International Airport was recognized

and continued research supporting

this year, you’d agree that it was an

for bringing Partnering to SFO in

the efficacy of Partnering being made

extra special event. With twenty-four

the 1990’s and having the vision to

available in reports released by ACRP

speakers and panelists delivering

make construction of their $3 billion

and others, it is clear that the future of

eleven breakout sessions over the two-

program more collaborative. He went

Partnering is stronger than ever.

day event, including an award-winning

on to lead one of the most successful


Partnering Magazine Summer 2019

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