Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) can be a more efficient and cost effective design delivery model than traditional approaches. The owner, architect and contractor are contractually separate entities in a traditional model, often with competing goals and, unfortunately, often in conflict with one another.
IPD creates a contractual agreement between all parties to form a single team with representatives from each entity responsible for decisions pertaining to scope, budget and schedule throughout the entire project delivery process. Partnering firms, such as consulting engineers and major sub-contractors, are engaged and actively participate in the planning and construction of the project. Using IPD, project teams are able to reduce costs, achieve a faster rate to market and produce a higher quality product.