IPD 2.0 – After the Project

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IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) can incorporate savings beyond the scope of the project.

For healthcare executives and design directors, IPD savings can go far beyond the ribbon cutting. By including design experts within the ancillary services, you can maximize the results of outsourced services. With year over year savings, the ROI for these experts is guaranteed.

As an industrial chef, I had been using IPD techniques for years. Planning and forecasting the execution is required for a successful service. If you’re asking for details during the rush, it’s too late. A dining guest won’t submit a RFI or change order.

IPD breaks down industry silos – designers and builders now pre-collaborate. Secondary services are naturally their own silos. To realize the full potential of IPD, these silos need to be leveled as well. I realized IPD was the solution to missed opportunities in the design and build that negatively affect food and other secondary operations. Typically, secondary services are consulted after the conceptual and schematic phases of the design.

I’ve worked with dozens of food-service departments within hospitals, stadiums and universities. Although I could make corrections within the space provided, optimizing the location of the areas themselves was never an option. Until I did the math, I didn’t realize that just a few feet of misplacement could equal hundreds of miles of movement per year. Using industry specific design experts to locate secondary areas within the facility itself could save hundreds of thousands annually.

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