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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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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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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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