Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a collaborative project environment that harnesses the talents and insights of all participants. IPD projects are driven to optimize results, increase value to the owner, dramatically reduce waste and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication and construction.
One of the biggest reasons that we at Welty are advocates of IPD versus traditional construction is that it proactively engages key stakeholders and allows their perspective and experience to improve the ultimate design of the project.
By integrating Lean Design principles along with our approach to construction, Welty is able to use the collaborative environment of IPD to bring even more value to each of our customers and their stakeholders.
With Welty’s Integrated Project Delivery process:
- Interests and cultures are aligned. An integrated team composed of key stakeholders is assembled early in the process
- All parties are focused on the project. Team success is tied to project success
- Intense collaboration starts early and continues throughout the project
- Problems are identified early and collectively resolved
- Waste is driven out, schedules are improved
- Changes are reduced or eliminated entirely
- Conflict is minimized and disputes are collectively resolved by the core group
- Communication is open, digitally-based and includes Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Risk is collectively managed and appropriately shared
- Information is openly shared based on stakeholder trust and respect
Welty recently completed the first true IPD project in Ohio, Akron Children’s Hospital Kay Jewelers Pavilion. This process saved $60 million from the original estimate and was completed two months ahead of schedule.