With Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the owner, design team, contractor, and other key stakeholders approach all phases of a project, from planning to close-out, as a highly collaborative team.
For this project delivery system to succeed, members of the team must commit to a true partnership. IPD demands a higher degree of trust and engagement from not only the design and construction team members, but also from the client, owner, and end users.
On an integrated project, you will be part of a team that fosters widespread collaboration and makes maximum use of the talents and insights of all participants. Such a tightly integrated team, powered by the latest in building technology, can increase value for you and reduce waste and inefficiencies through the project.
Key Success Strategies:
An IPD project will be most successful if
- You assemble the right team and foster an environment of collaboration
- You involve all key participants early on
- Key participants establish and define goals early
- All project stakeholders help plan the project
- All stakeholders communicate openly and frequently
- Key participants use appropriate technology
While not a true IPD project, PPEA VADOC Detention Facilities Program is a great example of how the principles of project integration can help a project succeed.
"I am writing to express my appreciation and admiration for the team that led the construction of Green Rock Prison here in Chatham, VA. Your company exceeded any standard for corporate citizenship during your tenure in our small town and we are so thankful."
Phil Mauger, President, Chatham Rotary Club