2008 Fall Conference - Construction Industry Round Table

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2008 Fall Conference - Construction Industry Round Table
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ConstructionIndu*ry
RoundTable
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2008 Fall Conference
numberof
meetingthatbroughttogethera record-setting
Anothermotivatingand trulydistinctive
withotherindustryleaders.
memberswheretheylearnedand sharedwhilebuildingrelationships
Executive
forTurbulentTimes
Coaching
CanHelpPrepare
are oftennot
Manychallenges
facethe design,/ Dr.Freascommented
that shefindsthat executives
industryat thistime
inclinedto reflectdeeplyandthat theymayrdachthe top rankswithconstruction
getsthemto slowdown,
leadership
theirlimitations."Coaching
andsuperior
andman- out addressing
and noticethe effectsof theirwordsandactions.
agementskillsare moreimportant gainawareness,
than ever. AlyssaFreas,President Thatenablesthosebeingcoachedto makechoicesratherthansimply
canemNet- reacttoevents,"explained
Dr,Freas."Ultimately,
coaching
& CEOof Executive
Coaching
work,Inc.,openedthe FallConfer- powerthemto assumeresponsibility
for theirimpacton the world."
presentaencewithan outstanding
"lt
doesn'tendwithself-awareness.
"Execu- Dr.Freasalsosaidthat coaching
tion on ExecutiveCoaching
is a formof activelearningthattransfersessentialcommunication
tivecoachinghelpsbridgewhere
shouldintegratepersonal
skills.Strategic
coaching
youarewithwhereyouwantto go," and relationship
organizational
needs,"
she
said.Thisapproachcan
development
and
Alyssa Freas, President& CEO
Dr.Freastold members.Shealso
reduce
behavhelp
leaders
adapt
to
new
responsibilities,
destructive
ExecutiveCoachingNetwork, Inc saidthat effective
coachinginvolves
goals,facilitate
andcollective
alignindividual
Executiveior,enhanceteamwork,
a combination
of Strategic
I change.
andsupportorganizationa
TeamCoaching;
whilefocusing succession,
Coaching;
andOne-on-One
Coaching
imoact.
on outcomes
that havebusiness
byaffirming,
In closing,Bobsharedsomeof hisownobservations
"Weareall in thistogether,Whataffectsoneof us,affectsus
Dr.Freashighlighted
coaching
a caseexampleof strategicexecutive
all." Bobalsoencouraged
CIRTmembersbysayingthat thisexecutive
featuringCIRTmember,RobertE.Alger,President
& CEOof The
processcouldhelpthemgrowandconductthemselves
in a
coaching
whyLaneembarkedon this
LaneConstruction
Corp.Bobdescribed
processwhichbeganin the springof 2OO7."Wewantedto develop mannerthattheir
peoplewouldtake
capableof meetingthe demandsof leadersintothe
boldleadership
positive
futureat Lane;to developa mission,vision,valuesandteamcode as
"lt is our
change.
to
of conductas wellas to developa planto takethis information
responsibility
to
the field. Anothergoalwewantedto achievewasto developthe
train,
coach
and
witheachotherto enhanceperabilityto havefrankdiscussions
mentorthe people
formancecapabilities,"
Bobtoldattendees.
whoreporttous.I
Program
involved
a seriesof steps believethat in 20
Theroll-outfor Lane'sCoaching
(Sl-A)
witha Strategic
Leadership
Assessment
whichre- yearsfromnow,we
beginning
for the company.Lanealsogainedclarity willlookbackat
sultedin keyoutcomes
regarding
in strateS/,employee
issues,executive
team this processand it
transitions
of requisite willbe rememoperations
and industryimageneeded,and definitions
beredas the singlebiggestissuethat wetackledthat hasliterally
strengths
for futureleadersofthe organization.
changedhowweworkat Lane,"Bobconcluded.
Lanelaunchedexecutive
coaching,
Oncethe SLAwascompleted,
AlyssaFreascanbe contacted
at 714-990-9300.
company-wide.
including
the Leaderas CoachProgram,
leanConstructlon
Understandlng
H.GlennBallard,Ph.D.,Co-Founder
and Research
In oneof the threebreakoutsessions,
to the memberswhatLeanConInstitute(LCl),described
Directorof the LeanConstruction
industrythreeconnected
structionis and howit works.Leanoffersthe design/ construction
projectsas proprojectsas a collective
enterprise;
2) organizing
1) embracing
opportunities:
Dr.Ballard
to achievemuchbettercoordination.
ductionsystems;and3) the opportunity
and
howkeyprojectplayersbenefitfromleanconstruction,
casesillustrating
alsopresented
participates
and everyone
benefits
tools."Everyone
alsoillustrated
the keyleanconstruction
Dr.Ballard.Fora copyof
concluded
oftheseopportunities,"
as wetakegreateradvantage
p/easecontactJaneBonvillainat [email protected]
Dr. Ballard'spresentation,
Fall 2008MeetingReport
PageTwo
BIM/ |ntegrated
ProjectDelivery
Theinefficiencies
inherentin the processof designand construction
are necessitating
a
shiftto greater
multidisciplinary
collaboration
andinformation
sharing
amongprojectteam
members.Integrated
Practice(lP)is a meaningful
response
to the ongoingmarketplace
mandatefor buildings
that arefasterto designandconstruct,
at lowercost,as wellas
moresustainable
andof higherqualitythanthosebuiltin the past.BIMis enabling
this
information-sharing,
integrated-practice
cultureto emerge.CIRTmember,PatrickMacLeamy,CEOof HOKGroup,Inc.,whosecompanyhasadopteda firm-wide
strates/to maximizeuseof lP,openedthe sessionand introduced
StevenA.Jones,Sr.Directorof BusinessDevelopment,
McGraw-Hill
Construction.
Stevetook membersthrougha veryinterjust howlPworks.Stevecanbe contacteddirectlyat
estingpresentation
that illustrated
[email protected]
Owner
LedP3Model
StateDOTagencies
arestruggling
todayjust to maintainthe infrastructure
theyhavein placelet aloneto
p u t o u t t o b i d t h e i r l a r g e s t p r o j e" cTthse. m o s t o b v i o u s r e a s o n f o r t h i s i s t h e l a c k o f f u n d i n g , " G e o f f r e y S .
Yarema,Partnerof Nossaman,
LLPandChairof its Infrastructure
Practice
Group,told members.
Geoff
alsosaidthat beyondthe needfor morecapital,stateagencieshaveotherconcerns
as well. "Theyare
project,"
lesscomfortable
withtheirabilityto managethe integration
risksinherentin a multi-contract
"Agencies
Geofftoldthe CIRTattendees.
are lookingaroundthe countryandworldto seehowandwhat
otherprojectmodelsare beingusedandseeinghowsomehaveaddressed
theirconcerns,"
saidGeoff.
Geoffwenton to describean OwnerLedP3 modelwhichinsteadof awarding
agreea singleconcession
mentto deliverthat projectin onewholepackageto a concession
company,
the ideawouldbeto develop
two procurements:
concurrent,
overlapping.
on the NationalSurfaceTransportaGeoffalsocommented
(onwhichhe serves)
tionInfrastructure
Finance
Commission
byindicating
thattherewillbe a shiftaway
fromthe gastaxto a vehicle-miles
travel(VMT)tax. "Thisneedsto be put in placesoonerratherthan
later,"hesaid.Geoffencouraged
CIRTmembers
to contacthimdirectly
at2t3-Gt2-7842;or
[email protected]
TxePeopls
AcenoR:
TopStrategic
andOperational
lssues
Facing
Engineering
Industries
theArchitectural,
andGonstruction
Management
of humancapitalisthe numberonechallenge
facingthe industry
today,specifically
thesourcing
of talentandemployee
turnover.Thosefindingsandothersarea resultofa surveyandone-one-one
interviews
fromover7Oleadingconstruction
and
oftop executives
firmsincluding
manyof the CIRTmembers
Partners,
Ltd. Oneof
engineering
conducted
byWilliam
J. Ferguson,
Chairman
& CEOof Ferguson
findings,
thequestions
thesurvey
askedis howareorganizations
winning
thewarfor talent?In addition
to Bill'spresentation
of thesurvey
Chairman
&
the sessionincludeda first-ratepanelcomprised
of fourCIRTmembers- PatrickMacLeamy,
CEOof HOKGroup;TomGilbane,
- whoaddressed
CEOof Gilbane
Building
Co.;RonSkaggs,
Chairman
of HKS,Inc.;andDougPruitt,Chairman
& CEOof SundtConstruction
Planning;
four keytopics:Strategic
Trends;Attracting/Retaining
Talent;Management
DevelopmenVSuccession
and Productivity.
that uncertainty
is the orderof
Withregardsto Strategic
Trendsandthe outlookfor the nearandlongterm,PatrickMacleamycommented
withthosewho
for the longerterm,Patricksaid"l thinkwe needto havestrong,clear,realpartnerships
the dayin the nearterm. However,
K ), w
r er e
vo
t i tcHe O
(lP
. e
b u i l d t h i n g s , t h e c o n t r a c tP
oa
r st .r "i c k a l s o s a i d t h a t h e f e e l s t h e
a l u t i o n t h a t i s j u s t s t a r t i n g i s i n t e g r a t e d p r a c" A
callit smartbuilding,"
he said.
workin theareaof Attracting,
HiringandRetaining
Talent."Weactively
recruitfroma handful
of
TomGilbane
talkedaboutGilbane's
Tomalsosaid
hireshaveservedinternships
withus between
oneandsixyears,"hetoldCIRTmembers.
schools.A majority
of ourcollege
withthe ACEMentorProgram
of America."Wethinkit's a greatway
that Gilbanerequireseveryoneof theirofficesto havepeopleinvolved
to buildkids'interest
in ourindustry,"
Tomcommented.
HKS'approach
Inthe areaof Management
Development
Planning,
RonSkaggstoldthe membersthat historically
to manage& Succession
withinHKS
Ronsaid,"aswe'vegrownoverthe past70 yearsourguidingprinciple
mentdevelopment
was"onthejobtraining"."However,"
eleventenets."HKSalsohasrecentlyinstituteda 360 degreereviewprogram."
is that everyemployee
needsto adhereto the company's
hesaid.
Leadership
is tiedto ourbottomlineandvitalto ourcompetitiveness,"
anddevelopment
industryis the only
Lastbut not leastwasthe topicof Productivity.
DougPruittopenedhis remarksbysayingthatthe design/construction
i n d u s t r y t h a t h a s h a d 0 % g r o w t h i n p r o d u c t i v i t y d u r i n g t h e l a s" tS4o0,ywehaar tsd. o w e d o ? " a s k e d D oHuegt.h e n w e n t o n t o d e s c r i b e t h e
(youeitherdo it or youdon't);technolo$/investment
and
thingsyoucancontrolrelativeto productivity
suchas traininganddevelopment
it cancertainly
influence.
control,
butas an industry
methods.Dougalsosaidtherearethingsthatthe industry
doesn'tnecessarily
delivery
"Wecaninfluence
in thiscountry."
whicharebothmajorproblems
the illegalimmigration
situation
a failingK12systemas wellas influence
Formore
whichaddscostsand reducesproductivity.
Dougalsosaidthatthe industrycaninfluence
a highlyregulated
business
environment
pleasecontact
77;[email protected]
JaneBonvillain
al202-466-67
detailson thissession,
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Fall 2008MeetingReport
PhotoHighlights
SpeakerBIllFerguson(Ferguson
Partners,Ltd.)discussesthe
"peopleagenda"suNeyfindings.
CIRTChairmanJ.J.Suarez(CSAGroup)
openedthe floorto CIRTmembersgiving
theman oppoftunityto talk about
whateverwason their mind.
CIRTMembersparticipatingon this flrst-ratepanelincludedfrom leftto right:
PatrlckMacLeamy(HOKGroup,Inc.);Tom Gllbane(GilbaneBuildin!,Co.);
RonSkaggs(HKS,lnc.);and Doug,Prultt(SundtConstruction,
lnc.)
JeffLevy(RailWorks
Corp)listenedas PeterVigue
(TheCianbroCos.)tooka few momentsto apprise
the membersaboutthe Employee
FreeChoiceAct,
alsocalled"cardcheck",whichwouldstripaway
the rightof 140 millionU.S.workers
to a federally
private-ballot
supervised
whendeciding
election
whetheror notto unionize.
Peteurgedall members
to payattention
to thisbillwhichwillbe a top prior
ityfor the newCongress.Formoreinformation
about"cardcheck",pleasecontact
JaneBonvillain.
NewMembers
& Guests
providea placewherememberscandealexclusively
CIRTConferences
withotherchiefexecutives
in a settingthat is conducive
to the exchange
whilebeingrelaxedenoughto buildstrongconof pertinentinformation
tacts. Wewereverypleasedto havethe following
first-timeattendees
and
guestsat the 2008 FallConference:
Above,JackScott(Parsons
Corp.),
JoeCibor(Fugro
(Pankow
Builders);
Consultants)
andRikKunnath
anc
below,newmember,
RandyLarson
(PBS&J)
and
Joe Adams(MWH
Constructors)
enjoy
the eveningaftera
longdayof meetings.
MikeCarroll,President,
U.S.Infrastructure,
ARCADIS
TimBarnard.
CEO.BarnardConstruction
Al Barkouli,President,
DavidEvansandAssociates,
lnc.
(succeedsDavidEvansas the CIRTmember)
President,
JimMcKenna,
HunterRobertsConstruction
Group
(succeedsBobFeeas the CIRTmembe)
BillSiegel,CEO-Elect,
Kleinfelder,
Inc.
(succeedsGerrySalontaias the CIRTmember)
Managing
Partner,
NBBJ
JimJonassen,
RichardSchrader,
ViceChairman
& CFO,ParsonsBrinckerhoff
RandyLarson,President,
PBS&J
Constructors
(succeedsJohnZumwaltas the CIRTmember)
MikeRe,President,
Inc.
Swinerton,
Landscaping
TomDonnelly,
President
& COO,
Valleycrest
Development
4nr
ConstructionIndustry
SAVETHEDMESI
RoundTable
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notetheseimportant
datesandmakeplansto joinotherCIRTmembers
in the industry.
timefor building
andmaintaining
a network
of top leaders
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April28 &29,2009: CIRT
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