We are excited to announce that our partnership with Pima County Department of Transportation on the Valencia Road (Mark Road to Wade Road) project has been awarded a 2016 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award in the Roadway Construction $5M to $25M category. The award will be presented to the project team during a session of the 66th Annual Roads and Streets Conference on April 14, 2017, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
The Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards competition is designed to recognize partnership teams that demonstrate a high degree of achievement through their practice of the Partnering principles and application of the Partnering processes related to the transportation industry. Partnering is defined as “a formal process of collaborative teamwork to achieve measurable results through agreements and productive working relationships.” Tangible deliverables of a formal Partnering process may include a communications and roles matrix, a charter (mission, goals and guidelines), an issue resolution process and agreements, action plans, evaluation methods, meeting follow-up and reporting. Valencia Road (Mark Road to Wade Road) was Achen-Gardner's first project with Pima County Department of Transportation and this is our first Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award. We look forward to more partnering opportunities with Pima County Department of Transportation and other agencies across the Southwest. Visit the Valencia Road (Mark Road to Wade Road) project page on our website to see more project information and photos.