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Strategies for Integrated Project Delivery

Podcast: 2008/7/14 - 18:26

Presenters: Jim Bedrick, AIA, J. Stuart Eckbald, AIA & Zigmund Rubel, AIA.

Moderator: NCARB Markku Allison, AIA Resource Architect






J. Stuart Eckblad, AIA has over 30 years experience , he is a founding member and past President of The Collaborative Process Institute. He is a licensed Architect in California. Chair of the AIACC Integrated Practice Definition Committee formed to help define the principles of integrated practice. Stuart is currently the Director of Design and Construction for the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.

Mr. Rubel is a Principal at Anshan + Allen Architects and has over 15 years of experience on large and small scale healthcare projects. He was the 2007 President of AIA San Francisco and is currently on the AIA California Council Board. In that capacity, Mr. Rubel is on the Steering Committee for Integrated Project Delivery and Chair for the Business Model Group. Additionally, he is involved with the California Healthcare Association. Zigmund has professional practice experience in New York, New Jersey, Kansas and California. He was a Visiting Instructor at the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute.

Jim Bedrick, AIA, is Vice President for Virtual Building and Design for Webcor Builders. A registered architect, Mr. Bedrick holds degrees in both Architecture and Electrical Engineering, and has over 25 years experience in the AEC industry. In 1998 he joined 3Com Corporation, in 2001 he joined Webcor, where his focus has been the use of information technology for simulation, coordination, communication, and knowledge sharing in design and construction teams. Mr. Bedrick is active in many organizations working to advance information technology in the AEC industry, including Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE) and the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI), and the American Institute of Architects.

The discussion will provide salient outcomes distilled from several of the AIA California Council's committees on Integrated Project Delivery, (IPD). These committees, (Definitions, Business Models & Technology), have examined how digital tools intersect contractual relationships allowing collaboration, sharing risk and reward through an integrated process. The talk will define and explore IPD as a delivery approach that integrates people, systems, economic business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to reduce waste and optimize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication and construction. Integrated Project Delivery principles can be applied to a variety of contractual arrangements and Integrated Project Delivery teams will usually include members well beyond the basic triad of owner, architect, and contractor.

IPD is the medium for architects to address sustainability as the value proposition for services. Sustainability's desired outcome can be achieved optimally through an integrated delivery approach. The talk will examine the IPD definitions, business models, (Negotiate Select Teams, Construction Manager @ Risk, Design Build and Multi Party Agreements), and technologies (Building Information Modeling and other collaboration tools), and how eco-effective design can be leveraged to demonstrate real value for architectural services. Architectural team make-up will be examined and a proposal of how digital tools can be used for green design outcomes that coincide with improved project delivery. The speakers will examine how IPD requires a shift in thinking in and about the project phases from all participants to achieve better delivery of projects and improved design.



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