Daniel M. Dulaski, Jerome F. Hajjar, Yaman Yener
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
College of Engineering. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
civil engineering, building information modeling, collaborative construction, Integrated Project Delivery, IPD, project delivery, risk management
Project management, Civil engineering
New technologies are changing the way construction projects are delivered. Advances in technologies such as building information modeling (BIM) have challenged owners, designers, and construction teams to develop innovative means for procuring services required for the construction of a variety of projects. One of the delivery methods currently being used on building and infrastructure projects throughout the world, primarily in Australia, is a method known as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD is a project delivery approach that aims to harness inter-party collaboration to add project value. Two fundamental goals of IPD are to increase productivity and decrease waste born from costly inter-party disputes.
These goals are accomplished through a set of IPD principles established by the American Institute of Architects that focus on increasing meaningful collaboration between project participants. While many of these principles can be implemented through traditional delivery methods such as construction management-at-risk and design build, some of the more progressive elements of IPD are implemented through a new contracting method where the owner, design team, and construction team all enter into one multiparty agreement. This multiparty agreement attempts to increase collaboration even further through a shared "pain/gain" payment structure along with "no blame" contract clauses. The research provided herein distinguishes the difference between Process IPD - collaborative practices integrated through traditional delivery systems, and Pure IPD - which utilizes a multiparty agreement that includes shared pain/gain compensation and no blame contract clauses.
The implementation of Process IPD principles is an easier task than the implementation of Pure IPD principles. This thesis provides a qualitative road map for organizations looking to become more collaboratively oriented by first recognizing the value in Process IPD. The implementation of Pure IPD principles is more complex and difficult though, and this paper describes the legal and risk management obstacles that face organizations looking to deliver Pure IPD projects. While not offering definitive solutions to Pure IPD's legal and risk management obstacles, this thesis does provide an outline for future quantitative research aimed at addressing the Pure IPD legal and risk management obstacles.
Douglas James Erickson
Erickson, Douglas James, "Implementing integrated delivery principles while addressing risk management obstacles" (2010). Civil Engineering Master's Theses. Paper 12. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000914
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