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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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Terrific Tips for IPD Project Owners to Optimize Their Auditing Experience, by Gaurav Mathur

Terrific Tips for IPD Project Owners to Optimize Their Auditing Experience

In this article, I will provide some insights into the role of auditors in fostering an environment of trust and transparency to support owner organizations in delivering capital projects using Lean Integrated Project Delivery (Lean IPD). This article is an attempt to encourage owners and service providers (“vendors”) alike to

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Intelligent Construction drawings from Inertia Systems

What Every Project Manager Should Know About Intelligent Construction Drawings

Are you a project manager who is still dealing with static PDF construction drawings, outdated Excel sheets, duplicate data entry, and mistakes that happened because contractors didn’t ask questions or didn’t have all the necessary information to complete their jobs properly? Let’s look at an example. You are building a

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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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