Communication and collaboration, trust and teamwork. All are essential for a true integrated project delivery (IPD).
Commencing early in the design phase and continuing through project handover, IPD integrates people, systems, business structures, and practices into a process that harnesses the insights, experience, and talents of all parties. The focused collaboration results in optimized project outcomes, increased value to the owner, reduced waste, and maximum efficiency.
With this delivery system, the owner, the architect, and Shockey are aligned by a single contract and are linked through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction. Profit is at risk based on success, and there is a shared reward if the goals are surpassed.
The benefit of early collaboration is shared information. We are able to work out all the issues before we send drawings to the subs. There are fewer RFIs. We don’t see many change orders or substitutions. The owners get the building within the budget and without any surprises.” — Bill Geier, Principal, Geier Brown Renfrow Architects