Integrated Project Delivery Can Work Well But Is Still No Utopia

Jun. 10, 2015

Engineering News-Record

With IPD, if everybody is aligned and focused, "it is very difficult to fail," says Victor Sanvido, senior vice president of mechanical design-build contractor Southland Industries Inc.

IPD proponents say the best projects combine IPD with the Lean Construction Institute's framework for minimizing waste and rework. Integrated Lean Project Delivery "is not easy, but the benefits are there if you approach ILPD the right way," says John Bennett, senior director, design and construction, of Universal Health Services Inc., an early adopter of ILPD for UHS's acute care and behavioral health hospitals.

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