Excellence in Partnering Competition

Excellence in Partnering Competition

Partnering is a collaborative process where the project team – owner, constructors, designers – works collaboratively to achieve project success. By focusing together on Project goals, the team seeks to safely complete quality projects on (or ahead of) schedule and withing project budgets. A hallmark of partnering is good communication that fosters a network of commitments made and kept, resolves issues timely and in a manner that minimizes project impact and produces high levels of trust and respect among the team.


  • The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor project teams that have sought and achieved the high ideals of partnering, both formal and informal
  • This award is a recognition for the industry of what a collaborative approach can achieve


  • Demonstration of a common understanding of what project success means
  • Demonstration of a good communication processes and how it was used
  • Demonstration of the collaborative process has overcome project obstacles and taken advantage of project opportunities.
  • Demonstration of how partnering has contributed to achieving a successful project


  • Reached Substantial Completion by December 1 in the year of the award
  • Nomination Form must be completed and signed by project owner or a primary project stakeholder and contractor
  • Open to all contractors — AGC Members and Project Owners

Presentation of Awards are made at the AGC NYS Construction Industry Conference that is held each December in Saratoga Springs, NY. It will be held December 6-8, 2022.

Click here for the 2022 Excellence in Partnering Award Application.

2021 Winners

Formal Partnering

ECCO III Enterprises, Inc., HDR Architecture and Engineering PC and The New York State Thruway Authority for – TANE 18-7 – The Last Mile in Port Chester and Rye, NY

Informal Partnering

Halmar International, LLC, Long Island Rail Road, WSP, HNTB, STV, New York City Department of Transportation and New York State Department of Transportation for – D264148 – Atlantic Six Bridges in Queens County, NY

Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, Inc., HDR Architecture and Engineering, PC, HVEA Engineers, FAA, The New York State Department of Transportation and The New York State Thruway Authority for – TANY 19-28B – Route 207 Bridge in New Windsor NY

Leon D. DeMatteis Construction Corp., STV, Inc., Architectural Resources, TDX Construction Corp., Dormitory Authority of The State of New York and NYS Office of Mental Health for – South Beach Psychiatric Center, New Residential Building in Staten Island.

LeChase Construction Services, LLC, SWBR And Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. for – Thermo Fischer Scientific, Penfield Matrix Cleanroom in Penfield, NY

Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC, WSP USA, Inc. and The New York State Thruway Authority for – TA 19-1 – Construction of All Electronic Toll Collection Facilities Systemwide in New York State