The Benefits of Integrated Project Delivery
With IPD, joint decision-making and collaboration between people, systems, business structures and practices ushers in a culture of value creation. When fully implemented, IPD aligns all parties’ interests around the shared goal of delivering a facility with a project first mentality while achieving higher performance measures. This article highlights six advantages of delivering a facility under an IPD structure.
Intro to IPD
This article introduces IPD as an alternative delivery model that delivers value for everyone involved. Using the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories "New Builds" project as an example, Sue Croswell and Justin Perdue explain what IPD is and highlight how it is helping align expectations and outcomes on a multi-stakeholder, budget sensitive high profile project.
In this short two and half minute video, Justin Perdue succinctly describes how managing risk in a traditional design process can be inefficient and costly for the owner compared to how risk is managed with IPD. He demonstrates how shared responsibility for project risk in IPD helps mitigate potential risks and leads to cost savings in the long term.
Projects that Deliver Value
East Vancouver Integrated Health and Social Housing at 1st & Clark is designed to achieve long-term and comprehensive solutions by addressing both an urgent housing shortage as well as offering essential addictions services through an evidence-based substances withdrawal management centre. The IPD team achieved a 10% social procurement target and delivered the project at a reduced cost without sacrificing quality.
The New Hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights kicked off at start of the pandemic, leading the IPD team to develop new, innovative ways of collaborating. The team met in a virtual “big room” and created a hybrid (physical and digital) full-scale mockup in a vacant parking structure. The hospital is envisioned as a new model for inpatient care in part by integrating “life” into the hospital — fine dining, art, provisions for families, and connections to nature — to inspire patients and staff to enhance healing wellness, and recovery.
The Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is designed to enhance patient care and support Penn’s world-renowned researchers, clinicians, and faculty. The IPD team achieved various innovations in both design and construction despite major logistical constraints and delivered the project within 1.5% of the budget and ahead of schedule.
The Advocate Aurora Health, Ambulatory Program project enabled an IPD lean project delivery team to reimagine and reinvent ambulatory care across the state of Illinois and into Wisconsin. In addition to leaders from Advocate Aurora Health, the collaboration brings together designers, contractors, trade partners, suppliers, and fabricators to generate innovative, cost-saving solutions that would otherwise be difficult to reach. Over the past seven years HDR has completed approximately 32 projects resulting in cost savings of approximately 12.8%.
The Hubbard Center for Children is the first IPD project in Omaha. The co-located team is using various lean practices including Choose by Advantage (CBA) decision-making facilitated by A3 presentations to design and construct this $438 million, approximately 550,000 sf centre. The project is a part of the hospital’s larger Changing Lives Together Campaign to improve the health and well-being of the smallest and sickest among us for generations to come. Innovative workflow planning reduced the schedule by two months. The project is currently under construction.
The "New Builds" at Canadian Nuclear Labs involves multiple projects, beginning with a master plan for the $500M CAD revitalisation of this campus to create a new, forward-looking science and technology centre of excellence aimed at solving some of society’s most pressing problems. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is using IPD, as they seek an innovative, ground-breaking transformation, including a commitment to sustainable design. HDR led the effort to obtain a $3.96M CAD grant from the Natural Resources Canada’s Green Construction Through Wood program to explore the innovative uses of mass timber with CNL.
Collaborative Design for Better Outcomes
Live CEU on IPD
We are pleased to offer an hour-long learning unit that is approved by the AIA for continuing education credit. This course educates attendees on how IPD works, how it impacts costs, how it is different than traditional and other alternative delivery methods, how the method drives collaboration and how risk is managed.