Browsing All Posts filed under »Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)«

High School Geometry Proves Team Qualifications

August 20, 2013


In tenth grade, I was subjected to the torture of geometry, and more specifically proofs, which were unlike any math I had ever encountered. As was the case for me with higher level math, it took time for the material to make sense—long after my lesson and class year had finished. For half of the year, […]

IPD: Impress Me, Please

June 15, 2012


In an article on the Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic in Green Source’s March+April 2012 issue, I read a couple of sentences about how the project was delivered in the IPD model, or Integrated Project Delivery. I am surprised how positively IPD is still portrayed as something new and good for the owner. Is it really? The article mentions […]

Design-Build’s Image Crisis

May 16, 2012


Like many other machinations of industry, design-build (DB) has evolved. What was once a new idea and an exciting concept, is not so novel anymore, especially with groups touting Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD is the new kid in school everyone wants to befriend. Part of being new is the excitement. The other part of […]

IPD: Hospital Board’s New Clothes?

March 18, 2011


Integrated Project Delivery:  everyone says they do it, and then quickly scramble to learn about it when a client wants it implemented. For companies that work in an integrated manner already, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is old news.  Several firms were doing it before it had a name, which is why I often say Haskell does integrated […]

AIA’s Seven Pillars of IPD

October 13, 2010


Every so often it seems someone takes a stab at defining Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD is one of the core topics of this blog, and is reflected in numerous posts, some of which can be read here or here. Recently, the AIA published a pretty good summary of IPD principles entitled “The Seven Pillars […]

Cross Training an IPD Must-Have

September 18, 2010


As I have written before, empathy is very important to understanding the patient experience as a health care designer.  In fact, it is a key human trait and skill, so much so that empathy was one of the six attributes author Dan Pink selected as a right-brain essential for future career success in his book, A Whole New Mind. Empathy is […]

Special Culture Required for IPD

August 18, 2010


If Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a little difficult to pull off for most teams, it is probably because a different service pardigm is required for proper execution. Although we cannot take credit for its invention, at Haskell we use the term “servant leadership”, and it is one of the core values we work by whether […]

Subs Weak Link in IPD Process

July 18, 2010


Construction is a difficult industry to figure out, loosely held together by a desire on the part of builders to realize the structures that will serve society into the future.  No one will mistake construction for Silicon Valley, and it is a rare event to hear the adjectives “progressive”, “innovative”, “cutting edge” or “entrepreneurial” used in the context of construction. In […]

IDP and Integrated Delivery

June 28, 2010


Acronymns can be tricky. IDP is the Intern Development Program run by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  IDP is the official apprenticeship process all architects-in-training must complete prior to sitting for their registration exam.  IPD is, as I often discuss here, Integrated Project Delivery. These two movements do not have a lot in common, […]

IPD Only for Big Dogs?

June 7, 2010


Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) arrived on the design / engineering / construction scene to great fanfare because of its balanced approach to design, influence, and common objectives in project activity. In addition, its process- and method-focus on collaboration allows seemingly any group of well-coordinated professionals to study and implement the system for IPD benefits on […]