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Category Archives: Integrated Project Delivery

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Harvard Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Design hosts symposium on Integrated Project Delivery

Posted in Integrated Project Delivery
On October 22 and 23, 2009, the Harvard Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Design jointly sponsored a symposium on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD is a project delivery method where all of the key participants (owner, contractor, designer and key subcontractors) are engaged at project commencement to collaboratively design, develop and execute… Continue Reading

Are public works bidding requirements in California really that restrictive?

Posted in CM at Risk, Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery
In a word, yes.  Most public agencies are required to award their public works construction projects to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.  Failure to comply with public bidding requirements can result in a legal ruling which can void the contract.  However, there are also a variety of alternative project delivery methods (design-build, construction manager at-risk,… Continue Reading

New comprehensive guide for Integrated Project Delivery published

Posted in Integrated Project Delivery
Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects California Council ("AIACC") and the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") jointly published a comprehensive new guide to Integrated Project Delivery methods.  The document is entitled "Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide," and can be downloaded here.  The Guide marks an exciting step forward in the development of Integrated Project Delivery… Continue Reading

AIA California Council issues a working definition of “Integrated Project Delivery”

Posted in Building Information Modeling, Integrated Project Delivery
At the AIA National Convention in San Antonio on May 2, the AIA California Council issued an intriguing working definition of "Integrated Project Delivery."  The goal of Integrated Project Delivery is to approach construction projects in a more collaborative way, taking advantage of technological tools such as Building Information Modeling.  Click here to view the document published… Continue Reading