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The Core 4

Our Services

Our Focus  Areas

Construction Project Partnering

Construction partnering is a type of business partnering used in the architectureengineering and construction industry. Partnering is intended to assist project teams with setting goals, resolving disputes and improving project outcomes. The construction partnering team is made up of the project’s owner (client), the consulting engineers and/or architects, the contractor(s) and other key project stakeholders. Construction partnering has been used both in the United States and elsewhere since the early 1980s as a methodology to reduce litigation and improve productivity.

The objective of  the FireSide Strategies Construction Partnering  Team is to reduce project costs and schedules, eliminate change orders and claims, and improve communication by developing mutually agreed upon project and partnership success goals and by monitoring the achievement of these goals for the duration of the project.[1] 

The construction partnering team at FireSide Strategies will also develop an agreed upon process for resolving disputes should they arise, called a dispute resolution ladder.[2]

Civic and Community Engagement

Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

A morally and civically responsible company recognizes that it is a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own;

FireSide Strategies supports you to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.

Emergency Preparedness Public & Private Safety

While the concept of an emergency preparedness plan may seem quite simple, FireSide Strategies recognizes that it is important to recognize the potential for any number of different emergencies to occur at any time.


This paradigm of thinking is the concept behind the All-hazards approach to emergency preparedness planning. When discussing emergency preparedness on their website,, the Department of Homeland Security notes that, “threats or hazards that are classified as probable and those hazards that could cause injury, property damage, business disruption or environmental impact should be addressed” in any emergency preparedness plan using the all-hazards approach.

Does your organization have an emergency preparedness plan that follows the all-hazards approach? If you are interested interested in learning more about the all-hazards approach, FireSide Strategies will share specific examples and ideas on how following an ALL-Hazards approach to emergency preparedness will best benefit your company's planning and response protocols.

Maximizing Employee Performance

Public & Private Safety


Maximize Employee Performance

Consider our proprietary

7-step MEP™ Approach

to help you find a solution to your needs.

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