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Online learning, IPD online course, IPDA

Why Consider the IPD Introduction Online Course?

​​As industries evolve and commercial construction projects become increasingly complex, traditional project management methods often fall short of fostering the seamless coordination and synergy required for success. This is where Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) steps in as a game-changer.  Our online course Introduction to IPD, designed by LeanIPD and IPDA […]

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Setting contingecy in IPD contracts

Why thinking holistically is important when setting contingencies in IPD contracts

​​One of the biggest challenges project owners, contractors and design firms have is negotiating a contract price and setting a contingency in lean IPD contracts. In a lump sum project, that’s not an issue, as the owner usually chooses the lowest bid for a contract without having any transparency into

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delivery models for commercial design and construction projects

Four delivery models for commercial design and construction projects

In this article, you will read about the most typical delivery models for commercial construction projects across complex industries, such as healthcare, semiconductors or pharmaceutical manufacturing.    Design Bid Build Design Bid Build is very common in Public Works and with many private owners. Early in my career, the majority

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Benefits of Prefabrication in construction

Five Benefits of Prefabrication IPD Project Owners Should Know About

Industrialized construction and pre-fabrication are hot topics in the commercial construction industry. If you are involved in an IPD project or are deploying other lean construction practices on your project, such as the Last Planner System, Target Value Design, or flow improvement methods, you have certainly come across the idea.

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Who benefits from innovation in design and construction, James Pease, LeanIPD

Who Benefits from Innovation in Design and Construction?

According to the Oxford dictionary, to innovate means “to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.” Innovation is the action or process of innovating. Innovation inherently is something that hasn’t been done before. Why don’t we have more innovation in design and construction? It

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The Pavilion, University of Pennsylvania, Penn medicine, IPD, Healthcare

IPD Enables Visionary Medical Hub Where Patient Care and Science Merge

The Pavilion is one of the largest hospital projects in the United States and the largest capital project in the University of Pennsylvania’s history. The 1.5-million-square-feet building was finished after five years of construction in October 2021 and houses 504 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms on 17 floors.

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