Professional Recognition




Partnering Success in Motion

Gold Award



The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7





The US 101 / SR 23 Interchange Improvement construction project team's committed application of Partnering as a cooperative style of managing their project and the successes they have garnered resulted in their receiving this award. The team was awarded the 2016 Partnering Success in Motion Award from Caltrans District 7. The team was awarded a well deserved Silver Award in 2015 - Take notice that this year the District upgraded the 2016 Award to Gold!


Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are made on a competitive basis annually by Caltrans to the teams on ongoing construction projects that are proactively partnering for success.


ATI Systems' partnering facilitation services have guided all of the partnering activities for this project.






Craig Road Project

Named Nevada’s Best



Southwest Contractor Magazine



The Partnering for this project was

 facilitated by ATI Systems


The following is from the Nevada Department of  Transportation's "Contractor Bulletin" dated March 18, 2010


NDOT’s Craig Road project, completed ahead of schedule in July 2009, took a vital North Las Vegas roadway up and over railroad tracks. Now, the project is elevated once again with an award as Southwest Contractor magazine’s best Nevada transportation construction of 2009.


The project’s centerpiece is a grade separation spanning Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The cast-inplace, pre-stressed box girder bridge now rises 40 feet above the railroad tracks, carrying traffic safely over the railroad and helping to alleviate congestion from traffic that previously had to stop at the tracks.


“Before the project, traffic backed up on both sides of Craig Road, and even onto the freeway, when a train went by,” NDOT Resident Engineer K.D. Warach, P.E., explained.


The project also widened over 1 mile of Craig Road, expanding the major thoroughfare from 4 to 6 lanes between Berg Street and Pecos Road. Also included were retaining walls, ramp and landscaping improvements, as well as major utility work such as the installation of a new water line to service Nellis Air Force Base.


All of the work was accomplished 2 months ahead of schedule, thanks to dedicated teamwork between NDOT, contractor Frehner Construction and partners City of North Las Vegas, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and Nellis Air Force Base.


“The project used a formal partnering process successfully to resolve issues quickly and therefore finished the project 60 days ahead of schedule,” Warach said.


The approximately $34 million improvement project is already enhancing travel and safety on the busy road that sees more than 50,000 vehicles daily.




of the Year




Society of American

Military Engineers


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Outstanding Achievements

 as a Partnering Facilitator



We are proud to report that as one of the highlights of the 2003 Engineering Week Banquet at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the Society of American Military Engineers Post designated Dennis Eriksen of ATI Systems as their "Engineer of the Year." The award was presented for "Outstanding Achievements as a Partnering Facilitator." This local post went on to cite Dennis' contributions to partnering by also nominating him for the Society's George W. Goethals Medal, which is offered annually to an engineer in civil or military practice for the most eminent and notable contribution in the fields of engineering, particularly in design, construction, and methods.





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