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Taking advantage of lessons learned in lean IPD projects

Taking Advantage of IPD Lessons Learned to Improve Future Outcomes

In the Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Community, we have all heard of Plan-Do-Check-Act. We understand that it is the cycle to create continuous improvement, one of the foundational pillars of Lean and IPD. Yet why is it so difficult to implement improvement? We often neglect to implement the “Act” …

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How owner organizations impact decsion-making in design and construction. New research project from University of washington.

New Research Project: How Do Owner Organizations Impact Decision-Making?

A new research project from the University of Washington (UW) intends to reveal how owner organizations impact project decision-making. Owners have a significant impact on the success of every design and construction project they undertake. They have distinct organizational structures and cultures in terms of decision-making, and those characteristics can …

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Mark III, standardization, buildings as products, innovation in design and construction

Buildings as Products: Is the Construction Industry Prepared for a New Paradigm?

The current dynamics and structure of the design and construction industry are not set up to properly reward companies and individuals to do the necessary work for innovation and to take the risks that are inherent in trying something new that may not ultimately work out or may not produce …

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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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Benefits and challenges of research in lean construction, Markku Allison

Benefits and Challenges of Research in AEC

I’ve always struggled to understand why the AEC industry invests so little in academic research. It seems so straightforward. Research is tremendously useful! Objectively gathered evidence provides material for new value propositions, new methodologies, and improved industry information exchange. We can use academic studies to support marketing efforts, drive new …

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Canada Games Aquatic Center, new IPD case studies

Collaboration, Communication, and Culture Create Succes for the Canada Games Aquatic Center 

The Canada Games Aquatic Center (CGAC) was the first signed and completed Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) agreement in British Columbia. The project consisted of renovating and upgrading the City’s main indoor pool, located at 910 McGill Road in Kamloops. The facility was originally constructed for the 1993 Canada Summer Games …

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Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Center, lean IPD, research, case study, Canada

New IPD Case Studies in Canada

The Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus (BSESC) was one of the first IPD projects in Ontario, Canada, in 2016 and a collaborative effort between the City of Barrie and the County of Simcoe co-owners, with a 75% and 25% interest respectively. The project concept aimed at uniting The Barrie Police Service, …

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New research testifies to IPD project success in Canada, Erik Poirier

New Research Testifies to IPD Project Success in Canada

According to the new report Investigating Factors Leading to IPD Project Success in Canada, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is an increasingly popular relational and collaborative approach to project delivery that focuses on maximizing project outcomes and generating value for an asset owner and its end-users. While IPD has been applied …

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