A Strategy for Partnering in the Public Sector

by Charles E. Cowan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century


Partnering is a cooperative approach to contract management that reduces costs, litigation, and stress. The Portland District of the corps of Engineers has successfully used partnering as a formal management strategy. This paper presents an overview of the partnering strategy.

Subject Headings: Public private partnership | Construction management | Contracts and subcontracts | Litigation | United States Army Corps of Engineers | Construction industry | Management methods | Benefit cost ratios | United States

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