Integrated Project Delivery Guide

Integrated Project Delivery Guide



This Guide provides an overview of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method from the perspective of sheet metal, HVAC, and mechanical contractors and can serve as a guide for those interested in expanding their market share into healthcare and other IPD market sectors.

Part I – Overview of IPD

As a continuation of the 2018 SMACNA publication Construction Contracts – Alternative Delivery Methods, Part I of this guide is intended to provide more in-depth information on the IPD process, including factors to consider before joining an IPD team, the sheet metal, HVAC, and mechanical contractor’s role during design and preconstruction, and factors for successful construction and close-out. 

Part II – Interviewing Findings

The information in Part II of this guide is based on in-depth interviews and ‘lessons learned’ from six SMACNA-member contractors who have been trade partners on IPD projects.

What Is IPD?

IPD is a project delivery method that works to align project participants (owner, contractors, designers, subcontractors, consultants, etc) to deliver a project as a unified team.

IPD is found at the intersection of quality, cost and scheduling on a construction project where project teams, systems, business structures, and practices are all working collaboratively and tapping into the talents and insights of all team members in an effort to optimize efficiencies and reduce redundancies or waste throughout the construction life cycle (e.g., design, fabrication, installation, etc.).


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