Document Detail

Title: RS102-1 - Model for Partnering Excellence
Publication Date: 11/1/1996
Product Type: Research Summary
Status: Supporting Product
Pages: 30
Describes a partnering process model and the five implementation phases, including objectives and key success factors, that will help measure and benchmark process for project-specific relationships and strategic alliances.

NOTE: Actual tool included with IR102-2.
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Partnering, a subject of previous CII research, is often an integral factor in the successful delivery of a construction project. Partnering’s value to the industry lies in its ability to utilize the inherent strengths of all partners for the common and individual good, to speed project completion while observing high standards of safety and integrity, and to strengthen the competitive edge of all partners by producing products that meet the customers’ need. Partnering’s bottom line: a construction industry process that strengthens both projects and partners, tightens schedules, safeguards quality, and enhances each partner’s competitive edge.

The CII Partnering II Research Team has published a book that describes a partnering implementation process model, CII Implementation Resource 102-2, Partnering ToolKit. That publication presents five implementation phases for partnering, each having objectives and key success factors. The team also identified benchmarks that verify the benefits achievable through partnering in the areas of cost, schedule, safety, and quality.

The research team concluded that partnering can offer a competitive advantage for the U.S. construction industry. The team found six key factors in implementing and managing successful partnering relationships.

  • Establishing Trust
  • Getting Top Management’s Support
  • Establishing Win-Win Objectives
  • Addressing Internal Barriers
  • Getting Champion to Direct the Process
  • Developing Measures, Linked to Objectives