|Integrated Project Delivery is a collaborative process that utilizes modern technology, teams from all stages of the construction process and the respective processes and practices of these teams to deliver projects on time and on budget.Importantly, these teams are brought together at the start of a project to ensure that all stages of the project are ‘integrated’. Integrated Project Delivery (or IPD as it is commonly known) was designed in response to the decreasing levels of productivity and profitability in the construction sector. It is widely accepted that construction projects will be behind schedule and over budget – both issues generally lead to adverse relationships between owners, main contractors, specialist contractors and architects.
IPD has many advantages leading to an improved project outcome, it has also been designed to manage risk allocation and also promote the needs of the client. In doing so it ensures overall cost reduction and satisfaction for the client as opposed to the individual success of each party (such as the architect) or each stage of the project.
By adopting the principles of IPD, customers hope to reduce waste while optimizing efficiency during the design, manufacture, installation and construction stages of the project.
At XS CAD we plug an essential void for companies adopting the IPD approach. We do this by providing the technology infrastructure (a range of online collaboration tools), a technical delivery solution (using BIM Modelling software) and a project methodology that is required to generate and control all design output that is generated from the IPD process.
Our involvement on IPD projects is focused around the generation, control, communication and issue of design data and construction data. Our aim is to ensure that all parties involved in the project (beyond the initial architect, client and main contractor) are bought into an overall standard for the production and use of design and construction data. By ensuring involvement of all stakeholders (including fabricators and specialist contractors) throughout the design process, we enable customers to benefit from adoption of IPD even when they are not yet fully equipped to do so with their existing resources.
Our engagement model for IPD projects varies and is dependent on the type of project and our scope upon appointment. Our IPD support ranges from initial consultation for project standards to complete management and execution of a range of IPD support services.