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INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

A Simple Framework for Putting Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Into Action

Design and construction projects are long and complex and require collaboration between many parties. While there are benchmarks in place to help owners achieve efficiencies, the traditional delivery model leaves much to be desired.What if we could do better?

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What is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)? - Part 1 of 3

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is gaining popularity among owners, contractors, and design teams as a means to unlock creativity, drive reliability, and successfully deliver complex capital projects.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

What is Integrated Project Delivery Part 2: Lean Operating System

This post is the 2nd of a 3 part series looking at Integrated Project Delivery. The first post focuses on IPD agreements (contracts), this post focuses on IPD as a Lean Operating System, and the final post focuses on culture.

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Why Target Value Design And Integrated Project Delivery? A Tale Of Two Cities

Two sister cities, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, have both decided to each build a new library for their citizens. Both cities have roughly the same budget (100 million coins) and a schedule of 3 years (for both design and construction).

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IPD Advice from Owners

During the Summer of 2013, we interviewed a group of owners who had completed IPD projects. Some owners had many IPD projects under their belts and others only one or two. But all were willing to share their experience and advice to help other owners.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

Lean IPD: Start with the Culture, not the Contract

As real estate and capital investments drive the construction industry, and owners/investors are constantly looking for the right balance of programming, quality, safety and cost.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

Construction is Broken

The idea that construction is broken has been long recognised by governments. Since the 1930s the UK government alone has commissioned over 15 reports aimed at trying to improve the way work works in the construction sector.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

IPD + Lean, A Marriage Made in Heaven

A recently completed research report studies ten projects that all used multiparty agreements and Lean practices. The conclusion? Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) motivates teams to collaborate and Lean provides the means to achieve it.

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So… What is a Big Room?

When you hear the term ‘Big Room’, what image does that conjure up? Are you thinking a large, open space where a big group of people can congregate? Within the realm of Lean Project Delivery, at the very basic level, you would be correct. The Big Room is a space where the project team can meet to bring the project design to life through Target Value Delivery.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

Integrate or Disintegrate

"Integrate or disintegrate" was a statement I made while facilitating a multi-day kickoff meeting for a mission critical project. My point to the folks was that only as an integrated team could we achieve the aggressive objectives set for this project. I used the example of the 2004 USA Olympic basketball team for what could happen if we didn't integrate.

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On the Advocate Health Care Front: How Project Success moved from “IPDish” to IFOA

Advocate Health Care, one of the largest health systems in Illinois treats more pediatric, heart and cancer patients than any other hospital, operates more than 400 sites of care, 12 acute-care hospitals, a children’s hospital with two campuses.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

An Introduction to Target Value Delivery

Target Value Delivery (TVD) is “a management practice that drives the design [and construction] to deliver customer values within project constraints” (Ballard, 2009). It is an application of Taiichi Ohno’s practice of self-imposing necessity as a means for continuous improvement (Ballard, 2009). Using TVD, the design and construction is steered towards the target cost.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

Zero Sum to Win-Win: An Australian Perspective on Integrated Project Delivery

In many parts of the World, contracting can seem like the modern-day equivalent of a Roman gladiatorial battle, where a single project cost blow-out can end a promising political career or bankrupt a once profitable company.

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7 Ways to Make Shared Risk and Reward Sustainable

Around the world, shared risk and reward contracts are becoming more prevalent. In the United States several forms of agreements for construction projects including: Sutter Health’s Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA), the ConsensusDocs 300, and American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts have provisions for sharing the profit and the losses of a construction project.

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5 Things to Consider When Setting Targets For Target Value Delivery

A common concept in the construction industry is that there are three legs to a project: Schedule, Cost, and Quality. An owner is advised to pick any two, and thereby sacrifice the third (i.e., you can have cost and schedule, but not the quality you want.

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What Do Owners Want From Lean and IPD?

After being a member of our local LCI core group for about five years, we faced the same question at the end of each year, “how can our core group attract more owners to become involved in our Community of Practice?”.

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Resistance to Lean & Integrated Project Delivery Part I: Three Root Causes

In my role as an “Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) Coach”, I struggle everyday to understand and address resistance to positive change in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry. Many reasons for this resistance have been suggested in various articles and posts.

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Why The Consensus Agreement is the Cornerstone of Successful IPD Projects

Integrated Projected Delivery can be extremely powerful with the right agreement in place. The key to unlocking to the potential of an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) undertaking lies in the use of the consensus agreement.

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The Secret Sauce: How to Make all of Your Lean Projects Successful

The big buzz phrase in the construction industry is Integrated Project Delivery or IPD. Disney has a concept called ILPD or Integrated Lean Project Delivery. This uses not only a collaborative approach to projects, but also uses the Last Planner System and Lean concepts to eliminate waste.

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Going Big in the Big Room

Modern construction involves complex designs from multiple designers that are built by a cohort of trade partners. Effective flow from concept to design to construction involves continuous information exchange, decision making, and robust change management.

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Lean This Way for Improved Project Outcomes

Is a new standard form of construction contract required to drive greater adoption of lean construction principles and address high levels of waste and low labour productivity on construction projects in Australia?

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Introduction to CCDC 30 - A Canadian Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Contract

For all project stakeholders, there has been a growing interest to see more collaboration and fewer conflicts in the design and construction process.