Welcome to Lean IPD

Lean Integrated Project Delivery combines lean management principles with a collaborative, aligned team and contract structure to improve the outcomes of construction projects.

  • When Lean Integrated Project Delivery fails, it is usually because of incorrect assumptions, poor planning, and the owner not recognizing their own crucial role in leading the project.
  • This website aims to support Capital Project Owners and their partners by sharing lessons learned, case studies, and practical advice to those looking to implement Lean and Integrated Project Delivery.
  • Success does not need to be a zero sum game where some companies can only win if others lose.
  • Through this sharing, the goal is to help improve outcomes for owners, designers, and builders by aligning project teams on complex capital projects.
Building Steel 1
Integrated Form of Agreement

Integrated Project Delivery is a delivery model for the design and construction of capital projects based on aligning teams through a contract structure, empowering them to collaborate, and incentivizing them to drive down the cost of projects while delivering the agreed program and quality desired by the owner.  Case studies document improvements in cost, schedule and quality outcomes.

What is Integrated Project Delivery, How to Implement IPD, and Case Studies of Outcomes.


Lean Construction

  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Through Streamlined Processes
  • Practicing Continuous Improvement

Based on research from manufacturing and companies like Toyota, Lean focuses on Continuous Improvement and a Respect for People while looking to drive waste out of the value delivery system.

Why is Lean Design and Construction Important and What Does it Look Like when Implemented.


Integrated Project Delivery Case Study

This Case Study does a deep dive into the specific details of a ground up development including:

  • Validation
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Risk/Reward Plans
  • Team Structure
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Lean Construction Concepts
  • Outcomes

Detailed Case Study of a Health Care Facility Design and Built with Integrated Project Delivery.

interior model with framing

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows teams to design and coordinate building components on a computer prior to construction in the field.  When implemented successfully, BIM allows teams to optimize:

  • Coordination
  • Collaboration
  • Pre-Fabrication
  • Kitting / Sub Assemblies
  • Just in Time Delivery
  • Safer Site Activities
  • Reduction in Overall Labor Hours
  • Improved Quality

What is Building Information Modeling (BIM) and How can it Support Lean and IPD.


Looking for more information?

We have compiled a collection of outside information to help with the justification for Lean IPD for leaders in organizations as well as resources to support the successful implementation of Lean IPD.

Find case studies, research reports, and web links to help learn more.