Design-Build + Integrated Project Delivery Approach

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.

 

The IPD teams can include members well beyond the basic triad of owner, architect, and contractor. In all cases, integrated projects are uniquely distinguished by highly effective collaboration among the owner, the prime designer, and the prime constructor, commencing at early design and continuing through to project handover.

 

Building upon early contributions of individual expertise, these teams are guided by principles of trust, transparent processes, effective collaboration, open information sharing, team success tied to project success, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and utilization of full technological capabilities and support. The outcome is the opportunity to design, build, and operate as efficiently as possible.

 

After bids had been awarded to Subcontractors, and before groundbreaking, the team gathers together to analyze their specific tasks and the relationships/effects towards the rest of the trades.  Their combined knowledge and expertise is most powerful during the project’s early stages where informed decisions have the greatest effect, recognizing that increased effort in planning results in increased efficiency and savings during execution.

Traditional Project Delivery

Integrated Project Delivery

Fragmented, assembled on “just-as-needed” or “minimum-necessary” basis, strongly hierarchical, controlled

An integrated team entity composed key project stakeholders, assembled early in the process, open, collaborative

Linear, distinct, segregated; knowledge gathered “just-as-needed”; information hoarded; silos of knowledge and expertise

Concurrent and multi-level; early contributions of knowledge and expertise; information openly shared; stakeholder trust and respect

Individually managed, transferred to the greatest extent possible

Collectively managed, appropriately shared

Individually managed, transferred to the greatest extent possible

Team success tied to project success; value-based

Paper-based, 2 dimensional; analog

Digitally based, virtual; Building Information Modeling

Encourage, foster, promote and support multi-lateral open sharing and collaboration; risk sharing

Encourage, foster, promote and support multi-lateral open sharing and collaboration; risk sharing