June 9, 2015

Integrated Project Delivery

Integrated Project Delivery

For a project that incorporates food service, using an industry specialist has multiple benefits. Working with the design and build team, a subject matter expert understands the operations’ details, its interaction with entire facility, and the exponential benefits of the long term financial effects of the design.

From Wikipedia, Integrated project delivery (IPD) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) currently defines IPD as a project delivery method that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to reduce waste and optimize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication and construction. The Integrated Project Delivery method contains, at a minimum, all of the following elements:

  • Continuous involvement of owner and key designers and builders from early design through project completion
  • Business interests aligned through shared risk/reward, including financial gain at risk that is dependent upon project outcomes
  • Joint project control by owner and key designers and builders
  • A multi-party agreement or equal interlocking agreements
  • Limited liability among owner and key designers and builders.

There are eight main sequential phases to the integrated project delivery method:

  • conceptualization phase [expanded programming]
  • criteria design phase (also called the Validation phase) [expanded schematic design]
  • detailed design phase [expanded design development]
  • implementation documents phase [construction documents]
  • agency review phase
  • buyout phase
  • construction phase
  • closeout phase
  • facilities management