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      Strong Awareness and Increasing Adoption of Integrated Project Delivery

      AIA releases IPD survey results and 12 expanded IPD case studies

      Contact: Scott Frank

      For immediate release:
      Washington, D.C. – April 23, 2012 –
      The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Integrated Practice has released the results of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Awareness Survey that reveals that 84% of AIA members are aware of its market presence, 40% of members demonstrate understanding of IPD and 13% of members are using IPD methodologies for construction projects (a significant increase over 2010 AIA Firm Survey figures).

      The survey also found that teams engaged in IPD are finding satisfaction beyond their expectations. Respondents who completed projects through IPD reported the methodology as more likely to satisfy project goals than the overall expectations with double digit leads in cost predictability, high performance design and long term efficiency of building operations.

      Survey data suggests that although teams using IPD most often engage in healthcare, they also engage in single family residential (14%), higher education (12%), government/civic (12%) and office (10%) construction types. This data suggests that firms are equipped to apply IPD principles to a full spectrum of projects.

      In order to help educate the market place about the benefits of IPD, the AIA, AIA Minnesota and the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, have produced the second phase of case studies for construction projects that used the IPD methodology. A separate effort from the IPD Awareness Survey, the new release includes survey analysis of 127 project team members and additional metrics for five of the 12 comprehensive case studies. Each case study is described along 21 separate categories under four broad areas: legal and commercial strategies, management strategies, social strategies and workplace technology.

      A wide range of projects were examined, ranging in size and scope from a 7,000 square foot, $500,000 office remodel to an 858,000 square foot hospital that cost more than one billion dollars to design and build. The case studies revisit several projects first profiled in the 2009 case studies delivered in collaboration with AIA California Council. The new study can be accessed here.

      About the AIA Center for Integrated Practice
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