Last week, the Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trails Improvement Project team, comprised of staff from Rec and Park and Public Works as well as the contractor, Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction, Inc, was honored with an award for partnering.
Partnering is a requirement for City teams and contractor staff for projects of a certain minimum budget. It entails meeting with a third party consultant at the beginning of the construction window and as needed further into construction in an attempt to establish clear communications protocols and common goals and to help maintain better working relationship.
Thank you to this team for working together and solving problems proactively and fairly in most cases. There is always room for improvement but there are lots of good examples of collaboration from this project!