Integrated Project Delivery Model (IPD)

The biggest challenge today in implementing projects is collaboration, that is, being able to unite the consultants, the contractors, the engineers and the architect. In the A/E/C industry, there are very few construction managers who can generally accurately estimate a project. The reason for this is the lack of integration among the owners, architects, engineers, and construction management teams. IPD is the best solution for this. For IPD to be successful, everyone related to the project must be included.

Let us consider how it benefits the project stakeholders: IPD is the way of the future. The futures of projects lie in the successful execution of the IPD system, which is meaningless without a team committed to the process.

  • Benefits to the owner:
  1. Direct communication between owner and architect regarding design
  2. Estimation of project cost at early design phase
  3. Avoidance of Lowball Bidding
  4. Flexibility in Procurement
  5. Reduction of building and maintenance cost, leading to greater margin
  6. Faster project completion without loss of quality or cost-effectiveness
  • Benefits to the architects:
  1. Direct communication between architect and contractor
  2. Availability of reliable data at all stages of design process
  3. Coherent and precise design, models and documentation
  4. Better informed decision
  5. Distinction of roles and responsibilities
  6. Less labor during construction documentation phase
  • Benefits to the contractors:
  1. Direct communication between architects, facilitators, suppliers and sub-contractors
  2. Efficient administration of construction due to direct communication among team members
  3. Well synchronized construction planning
  4. Improved relationships with suppliers and facilitators
  5. Reduced chances of claims and casualties
  6. Well-established supply-chain management