To develop, initiate, and promote partnering which offers opportunities to improve communication, provide structured issue resolution and timely follow-up throughout the transportation industry.
The Partnering Advantage
The Maryland Quality Initiative’s (MdQI) Partnering Subcommittee has steered the statewide Partnering effort for Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) construction projects since 1998. Every partnering venture is distinctive – each issue, each team and each project. There are many moving parts to a project and what’s in play today may be out of play tomorrow. By Partnering effectively, we can produce great project outcomes for all stakeholders.
The Partnering subcommittee provides Partnering training and support for MDOT SHA and now throughout all of MDOT’s Transportation Business Units (TBU’s). The subcommittee partners with stakeholders throughout Maryland’s transportation industry. They provide excellent opportunities and guidance for building positive working relationships which continue to turnout project success stories.
Partnering provides the user a successful path to follow as you weave through the process. It demonstrates the means for creating and sustaining an environment of trust, communication, motivation and teamwork. These efforts allow all project stakeholders to gain significant project benefits. MDOT SHA is transitioning to e-Construction technology, so converting to e-Partnering is the next logical next step. That means utilizing available technologies to exchange and share information and documents more rapidly to increase our pace of business. These processes will improve efficiencies in project management, help foster and improve safety, reduce construction time, manage costs and budgets more efficiently, and improve the quality of projects.
The true value of Partnering is the improved understanding for the project, scope of work, expectations, schedules, responsibilities, and teamwork through a formalized communication structure. The relationships built through Partnering reap benefits not only for current individual project, but in all future projects and efforts moving forward.
Partnering SUBCOMMITTEE Members
Carly Levine, Partnering Coordinator, MDOT SHA DACEO, (443) 572-5238
Mike Veid, Senior Project Manager, Joseph B. Fay Company, (410)-424-3380
Javier Arias - MDOT SHA D3 Construction
Jimmy Bahr – EXP
Alejandra Chavez - Concrete General, Inc.
Ron Ergott, MDOT SHA District 5
Karen Fiasco - MDOT SHA District 4
Hilary Gonzales, MDOT SHA
John Gover - MDOT SHA D3 Construction
Bret Hadzimichalis - Pennoni
Matt Harrell - WSP
Mike Higgins - Concrete General, Inc.
Bill Hoff - MDOT SHA D4 Construction
John Huchrowski – AMT Engineering
Scott Kiebler - EXP
Beth Ann Larson - MDOT SHA OHD
Joe Manning - Wallace Montgomery
Ken Mattlin – Six M Company
Justin Mohr - MDOT SHA OOS
Kevin Mullen – McLean Contracting
Shehker Murkute, Pioneerces
Alex Ollerman – MDOT MAA
Eddie Poffenberger – MDOT SHA, District 6
Ed Seeley - JMT
Ed Shirk – Sunrise Safety Services
Eileen Sien - Airport Design Consultants, Inc
Don Smith – McCormick Taylor
Chad Thornton - MDOT SHA OOC Utilities
MdQI "EXCELLENCE in Partnering" Award Winners
2019 Gold Winner
Severn River Bridge Widening
2019 Silver Winner
BWI Airport Aircraft Parking
2019 Bronze Winner
MD 404 Widening
2018 Gold Winner
I 695 Widening
2018 Silver Winner
MD 180 /MD 351
2018 Bronze Winner
BWI Airport Checkpoint