Collaboration

Book Club Action Plan

Book Club Action Plan

This Book Club Action Plan provides a structure and recommendations for implementing a collaborative learning experience for an organization or project team. What is a Book Club?: Book clubs are a great way to build teamwork and culture through a shared study of concepts that can be applied in your …

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Values First

Values First

The most successful IPD teams can answer 3 questions: Why are we building? How are we building? What are we building? Less successful teams eventually figure out what they are building and they may have spent some time determining how—but they never clearly understand why.  After 10 years of structuring …

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When it Comes to Signing Contracts - The More Signatures the Better!

When it Comes to Signing Contracts – The More Signatures the Better!

Tri-Party vs Multi-Party IPD contracts. The tri –party agreement is certainly a step in the right direction by combining the 3 most influential parties in a building project, the Architect (A), CM/GC (C) and Owner. This can certainly help align the major stakeholder interests to one goal and dramatically reduce …

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Advantages of IFOA for lean IPD construction projects

What Is Integrated Project Delivery: A Lean Operating System (Part 2 of 3)

This post is the 2nd of a 3 part series looking at Integrated Project Delivery. The first post focuses on IPD agreements (contracts), this post focuses on IPD as a Lean Operating System, and the final post focuses on culture. When a team is aligned financially, traditional operating systems are …

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Zero Sum to Win – Win

An Australian Perspective on Integrated Project Delivery In many parts of the World, contracting can seem like the modern-day equivalent of a Roman gladiatorial battle, where a single project cost blow-out can end a promising political career or bankrupt a once profitable company. The Rules of the Game The rules …

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