Design versus construction.
As exciting as that might sound as a Monday Night Football–style battle of the titans, it’s not the most efficient way for civil engineers and architects to work on a project.
So says David Odeh, S.E., P.E., SECB, F.SEI, president of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute, who discussed the benefits of using integrative project delivery – or IPD – during the 2016 ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute Forum.
Odeh’s Five Pillars of IPD
• Early involvement of key participants
• Joint project control and decision making
• Shared risk/reward based on project outcomes
• Jointly developed validated targets and goals (IPD projects don’t work toward budgets, but toward target goals)
• Reduced liability
Watch Odeh explain his IPD approach: