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Integrated Project Delivery

An Action Guide for Leaders

Collaboratively developed by leaders in design, construction, law, and research, this guide is designed to support leaders in the implementation of Integrated Project Delivery.   With funding from The Pankow Foundation, Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry and the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance as well as a group of industry partner firms, the guide is made available free in electronic format to the public in an effort to support successful implementation.

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An Action Guide for Leaders

This guide is the result of a collaborative writing process between five IPD subject-matter experts that made up the guide’s core team.

Much of the content found in this guide derived from the conversations that took place at the IPD Advisory Council workshop on May 2, 2017, at the Center for Education and Research in Construction of the Department of Construction Management at the University of Washington.  At this workshop, the IPD Advisory Council—a group of twenty IPD-experienced industry professionals, representing public and private owners, contractors, architects, and trades from across the US and Canada—gathered with our subject-matter experts to discuss choosing IPD and establishing goals; actions for when things go wrong; project processes and tools; and legal, commercial, management, and team-culture strategies and best practices.  These workshop conversations were recorded, transcribed, and then expanded on by the core team.

A completed draft of the guide was then peer reviewed by a group of eighteen industry professionals and academic experts.  Following the peer review, the core team integrated the reviewers’ comments into the guide, creating the guide you see here.  Understanding the dynamic nature of IPD and the building industry, this guide represents IPD as it is currently practiced.

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