• VELO Group
    Congratulations to the Naval Base San Diego P-440 Pier 8 Replacement project team on receiving two 2022 Construction Risk Partners (CPR) Build America Awards from the Associated General Contractors (AGC). These accolades include the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence merit award and Federal & Heavy New category award. Presented on March 29 at AGC’s Annual Convention in Texas, the Build America Awards honor AGC members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across
  • VELO Group
    By: Eileen Sien The beginning of the year is a time for new starts, focusing on the things we can do to be better!  So how can you make your partnering process better?  Here is a solution that is simple and easy to apply to any size partnering team, and will add a depth and a sense of celebration to the collaborative partnering process – Celebrating your partnering “Champions.” It is that simple. But to be
  • VELO Group
    Creating an environment among the project team where outside the box thinking is encouraged and innovative ideas flourish is a key component of Construction Partnering. During one of the partnering sessions for the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Earthquake Recovery Program projects, the team came up with a novel idea to use this $2.7 billion recovery program as a training opportunity for Navy Seabees. Called the Seabees Skills Mentoring Program, this unique training program
  • Lynwood Link Extension
    VELO Group
    The Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension project team celebrated a major milestone in Nov. 2021 when it reached fifty percent completion. Upon opening in 2024, the new Seattle metropolitan area light rail extension will alleviate heavy highway congestion in the area and provide quick, reliable and environmentally conscious transportation service between south Snohomish County, the University of Washington, downtown Seattle, the Eastside, Sea-Tac Airport and Federal Way. The extension includes four new stations serving Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline
  • Partnering Facilitator
    VELO Group
    By Neal Flesner Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. We all witnessed this firsthand during the pandemic when old innovations were reimagined and new ones were created so essential businesses, like construction, could continue to operate. Many of these innovative ideas have improved the AEC industry for the better and will remain part of our normal course of business once the pandemic subsides. One of the biggest hurdles Construction Partnering companies overcame during the
  • VELO Group
    Fostering innovative ideas is among the many benefits Partnering brings to project stakeholders. Facilitated by Neal Flesner of VELO Group, the project team at the recently opened Mauka Concourse at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, Hawaii developed various innovations, including the extensive use of construction drones, to meet the project’s goals established during the initial Partnering session. General Contractor Hensel Phelps conducted the initial drone flight to map the entire site before
  • VELO Group
    By Neal Flesner If there is one key lesson the construction industry learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the importance of cultivating a resilient project team who can pivot with changing circumstances. Deemed an essential business that needed to continue operating despite the impending spread of a deadly virus, construction companies had to quickly implement new safety processes on their construction sites and adapt to a host of other changes in response to evolving
  • BWI Marshall Airport Taxiway B Reconstruction Baltimore, Maryland
    VELO Group
    Having experienced success using Construction Partnering strategies on a prior challenging aviation project together, the team on the Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) Airport Taxiway B Reconstruction Project was already ahead of the game when they embarked upon their new endeavor together. Learning Partnering strategies to create a high-functioning team on their previous BWI Marshall project, all stakeholders were confident they could tackle any new challenges coming their way by following a
  • Sound Transit’s New Operations and Maintenance Facility
    VELO Group
    Congratulations to the Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility East (OMF East) project team on completion of the new light rail base in Bellevue, Washington. Velo Group is pleased to have facilitated Partnering on this important public transportation project. The new 165,150-square-foot facility, which accommodates the service, maintenance, storage and deployment of 96 light rail vehicles, is a key component of upcoming Link extensions to Northgate, Lynnwood, Federal Way and Redmond. The OMF East boasts
  • NAWS China Lake
    VELO Group
    Velo Group is providing Construction Partnering facilitation services for two of the three Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake $2.3 billion Earthquake Recovery Program projects. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the projects took place in March and April 2021. The events marked the milestones of active construction beginning on all military construction and restoration and modernization projects awarded in FY2020 for the repair and construction of research facilities at NAWS China Lake. These facilities were damaged