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What is Integrated Project Delivery?

Mar 14, 2014
  • Lean Construction

Construction Managers who are looking for the most efficient approach to completing a project understand the importance of taking a team-oriented approach to the work. Integrated project delivery (IPD) is one such approach in which all aspects of a construction team, including the architects and designers, engineers and builders and owners, all take a team approach to the project.

Instead of having one central person running the show, such as a project manager or site foreman, IPD is an alternative approach to the traditional construction method that can help to reduce problems commonly associated with construction projects. By eliminating things like wasted materials, issues that are difficult to resolve and problems with going over budget, IPD brings the focus back to completing the job successfully.

Working with a construction company that utilizes integrated project delivery software is a win-win for building owners who are looking to get the most value out of their projects. Enabling the different project stakeholders with effective communication and collaboration tools means that it’s easier for owners to get the results they are looking for.

By offering increased exposure to project budgets, IPD makes it easier for teams to stay closer to their initial budget numbers. In addition, entire project teams can stay connected and be involved in the process from start to finish with better results. Projects are completed the way they are supposed to be, resulting in more satisfied clients, and everyone can benefit from the outcomes.

There has to be open communication between teams in order for any type of project to be carried out successfully, especially when it comes to design and construction work. When everyone has the same view in the project data, then they can all be better informed when making the big project decisions as they come up. It’s a smart approach to completing construction projects, and it’s one that all expert construction companies should utilize.