in 1991, the KCA and KDOT committed to doing business in
a more collaborative manner. A task force was crated to
review adversarial relationships between KDOT and contractor
personnel. From this task force study, a joint KCA/KDOT
Committee was formed and the first Partnering Workshop was
held in January 1992. In subsequent years, annual workshops
were conducted to establish and affirm the partnering concept
and process for KDOT and KCA member employees. Partnering
is always encouraged and project specific workshops were
held for larger construction projects across the state.
As a result, the KDOT/KCA Partnering Program had an extremely
positive and effective impact on the successful completion
of the Comprehensive Highway Program. Likewise, it will
play a critical role in the administration and completion
of the Comprehensive Transportation Program and beyond.