Influence of multiparty ipd contracts on construction innovation

Robert Leicht, Chris Harty

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Abstract

Construction is often cited for challenges in adopting new innovations, slow diffusion of innovations through the industry, and significant barriers to adoption for firms. These boundaries that divide firms by area of expertise, timing of involvement, and alignment with project goals offer little incentive for seeking innovative solutions, or may even penalize firms that pursue innovative solutions. The rise of multiparty contractual agreements have enabled discussion regarding means of increasing collaboration, decreasing the negative effects associated with fragmentation, and ultimately increasing the potential for innovation in the delivery of construction projects. This paper seeks to analyse the barriers associated with innovation in the construction industry and explore the opportunities for improving the adoption and diffusion of innovation through the use of multiparty Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contracts. We seek to study these opportunities and barriers using the lens of innovative capacity, defined as the abilities and willingness of firms to engage in inter-organizational, collaborative and distributed novel activities. With projects viewed as multi-organizational instances of work, the use of these new contracts offer interesting new potential for collaboration and innovation. Insights from a case study IPD project are provided based upon a lessons learned workshop for a first time IPD owner with their signatory team members, facilitated by an IPD expert.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding
EditorsPaul W Chan, C J Neilson
PublisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management
Pages164-173
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780995546318
StatePublished - 2017
Event33rd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2017 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 4 2017Sep 6 2017

Publication series

NameAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding

Other

Other33rd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period9/4/179/6/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Leicht, R., & Harty, C. (2017). Influence of multiparty ipd contracts on construction innovation. In P. W. Chan, & C. J. Neilson (Eds.), Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding (pp. 164-173). (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding). Association of Researchers in Construction Management.