Leveraging Co-Location and Lean Principles for Design Success

It’s no secret that large-scale building projects have become more and more complex over the years with numerous design disciplines and contractors involved. As a consequence, the need for collaboration and teamwork has increased substantially. More and more teams realize the value of Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) …

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Building Complex Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

Building Complex Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

Complex capital projects across all industries, from health care, oil, gas, mining, manufacturing and power generation all have at least one thing in common. According to research performed by the Construction Industry Institute, they have a high probability of finishing late and over budget. It seems that the larger and …

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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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