January 15, 2009

Integrated Project Delivery: Collaboration Through New Contract Forms

Project delivery innovation is long overdue in the construction industry.  Integrated Project Delivery holds the prospect of real productivity gains in the provision of design and construction services. At present, there are few projects moving forward on an integrated model and, therefore, there is little in the way of hard empirical information as to the expected performance of this delivery model. Nevertheless, there is little doubt that more can be accomplished working collaboratively than not, and much can be done to improve upon traditional delivery models.

The industry understands change is necessary and two organizations are leading the way with standard form Integrated Project Delivery agreements. The American Institute of Architects and ConsensusDOCS have issued contract forms that should be of real value to practitioners interested in making a difference by changing to more collaborative delivery models.  Read more...

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