This paper addresses the methodology and the art of construction management of road infrastructure projects from the viewpoint of practicing engineers using teamwork amongst organizations, which include owners, design engineers, consultants, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, local residents, publics, and owners of other utilities. The author points out that most construction management text books and research papers have been written by academia without actual construction or management experience, and that successful construction management of infrastructures is not a simple task. To demonstrate this point, the collapse of the roof of the tunnel in the Big Dig project in Massachusetts and the collapse of the pedestrian bridge during installation in Florida in 2017 are mentioned. Both collapses cost the lives of road users and millions of dollars in litigations. The paper gives the factors contributing to successful teamwork as leadership, communication, collaboration, trust, transparency, common goal and mutual benefits. Using these traits, the author describes the construction management using teamwork concept in the successful completion of many road restoration projects in Chicago. It is concluded that the approach can be used equally well in other infrastructure projects of any sizes in USA or any other countries.
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