Feature Article

Integrated Project Delivery: A Platform for Efficient Construction

Integrated project delivery--IPD--aligns the interests of the owner, designers, and contractors with the overall success of the project, and reduces risk for everyone involved.

October 29, 2008

Integrated project delivery, or IPD, is at first glance simply a contract mechanism. Like other common structures, including design-bid-build and design-build, it is a legal framework that the owner, the architect, and the builder can use to collaborate on a design and construction project. Specific IPD contract documents have been developed by several organizations, including The American Institute of Architects (AIA), which released in May 2008 a version of IPD that joins the library of contract templates the organization publishes.