The Right Team

Fluor Enterprises, Granite Construction, and Ames Construction, together with leading highway maintenance services contractor, DBi Services, have formed a team that combines local, national, and international highway design-build and maintenance experience to deliver this first-of-a-kind public-private partnership (P3) for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

As design-builder, Fluor, Granite, and Ames are three of the most successful design-build highway contractors in the United States. All three firms have partnered together in the past and are jointly executing major transportation projects across the United States. The Fluor, Granite, Ames partnership has achieved much success by leveraging existing professional relationships, shared knowledge, established work processes, familiar project management systems, best practices, and mutual trust.

The team has selected WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, a recognized global leader in infrastructure design, to be the lead engineering firm for the project. Together with a strong locally based design team, including AZTEC Engineering Group, Stanley Consultants, and AMEC, the team possesses unrivaled ADOT design expertise.

Fluor and DBi Services will be jointly responsible for ongoing highway maintenance activities and any necessary capital improvements. Fluor and DBi Services are currently teamed in pursuit of other major P3 highway projects. Through these joint pursuits, our organizations have a common set of work processes for highway maintenance.

Team Values


is a core value of the consortium. Our member firms lead the industry in practicing workplace safety and safety awareness through their participation in industry groups such as the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident & Injury Free (IIF) Executive Forum.


and fairness are fundamental aspects of how we conduct business. The consortium is committed to uncompromising integrity and the highest standards of ethical behavior. The Ethisphere Institute recognizes our member firms as being among the World’s Most Ethical Companies.


is a key component of our success. Presently, our consortium members are jointly executing nearly $5 billion of U.S. transportation infrastructure projects. Partnering with our clients is a fundamental aspect of our teamwork approach to design-build delivery. Our member firms were recently recognized by the AGC with the 2014 Build America Merit Award for Partnering Excellence and by the International Partnering Institute.


is something we strive for in every aspect of project execution. Our member firms have built their reputations by delivering projects safely, on-time, and within budget in accordance with our client’s project goals and objectives. Members have been recognized by ENR as leaders in heavy civil construction and design-build delivery.

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