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Integrated Project Delivery

September 16, 2015

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) has been gaining momentum among health care projects, marrying owner, designer
and contractor into a three-way contract, sharing incentives as a collaborative team.  The 165,000-square-foot,
$56-million bed tower for Crittenton Medical Center saw significant savings, virtually eliminating redesign fees by
placing the constructor, as well as the mechanical and electrical contractor, right beside the architect as the plan was
being developed, resolving issues along the way rather than post-facto.  The contract listed five metrics: safety,
schedule, cost and budget, BIM and innovative design. Criteria were developed to measure performance for each
parameter and the project team met the owner’s goal of delivering a quality project at a demanding target of $300
dollars per-square-foot
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