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 10-12, 2024.

Application will be posted here later in the year.

2023 Winners

Informal Partnering

D.A. Collins Construction Co., Inc., Stilsing Electric, Inc., CHA Consulting, Inc., HDR Engineering, Inc. and New York State Office of General Services for Wedgewire Screen & Pump Station Upgrades for the City of Albany, Albany County.

El Sol/Defoe JV; NYSDOT-OCMC, Greenman Pederson, Hardesty +Hanvoer; Liro; Tri-State Engineering; Rodriguez Engineering HDR; Melissa Johnson Corp. and The New York State Department of Transportation – Region 11 for D900051 – Hunts Point Access Project – Contract 2.

Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc., MTA Construction and Development, WSP USA and MTA Construction and Development/Bridges and Tunnels for Replacement of Tower Elevators and Misc. Rehab at marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge (MP09) in Brooklyn, NY.

LeChase Construction Services, LLC, CJS Architects, M/E Engineering, P.C., LaBella Associates, HB Cornerstone, LLC and The Strong National Museum of Play for Museum Expansion and Parking Garage in Rochester, NY, Monroe County.

Third Track Constructors, JV, John P. Picone, Inc., Dragados USA, CCA Civil, Halmar International and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Construction and Development (MTAC&D) for Design-Build Services for LIRR Expansion Project, Floral Park to Hicksville in Nassau County NY.