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IPI Collaboration 2017 Conference and Awards Ceremony

Join Us at the IPI Collaboration 2017 Conference and Awards Ceremony Burlingame, CA

A Success Story of Utah’s I-15, The Point Design-Build Project (IPI Partnered Project of the Year) 
3 - 5 pm, Thursday, May 18, 2017, Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

The Point project in Utah was a success because of the partnered approach by UDOT, Utah County Constructors, and Wilson & Company. The team started the partnering effort immediately after project award, aligning project goals for the entire team. Teamwork, common goals, and the project charter allowed us to implement a project that was delivered on schedule, minimizing impacts to traffic, while reconstructing seven miles of interstate near Salt Lake City. The approach made issue resolution a constructive process that provided quick solutions to keep the project on schedule. It also opened the door to innovation, such as a median conveyor over the interstate, and providing better lane configurations, both of which would have been difficult without the partnered approach to design and construction.

• Nicholas Thomas, PE, Wilson & Company, South Jordan, UT
• Travis Farr, PE, Wadsworth Brothers Construction
• Nathan Huschka, Staker-Parson Company

Things You’ll Learn
• Partnered project approach that minimized impacts to traffic
• How we brought the partnering to the design phase and continued into construction
• How working together led to innovative approaches

Meet Our Presenter
Nicholas Thomas has focused the last 10 years of his career on Design-Build projects. Working with Wilson & Company since graduating from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2001, Nick has filled a variety of roles on Design-Build projects such as MOT Engineer, Roadway Design Lead, Project Engineer, and Design Manager across three states (Utah, Colorado, and Missouri).