IPD in practice: Sustaining collaboration in healthcare design and construction

Carrie Sturts Dossick, Rahman Azari, Yong Woo Kim, Omar El-Anwar

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this paper we present a healthcare case study that leveraged Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and lean construction (Lean). With this project, we aim to investigate organizational alignment and focus on how team building facilitated innovation in the design and construction processes and had significant positive impact on the operational efficiencies of the building. Through structured interviews, we found that a unique proposal process, which was focused on building team chemistry and understanding, lead to the team's development of a culture of open communication and teamwork that set the ground work for designers and builders to work closely together, blending teams and blurring boundaries throughout the execution of design and construction. In this paper, we explore how The IPD allowed the overlaps to occur in a productive way. In doing so, we build on previous finding that the antecedents of effective integration were the development of the team's orientation and culture as well as the processes of working together. The tools, IPD, lean and BIM, supported the integrated teamwork, but did not create the integrated team; however, the contract, lean and BIM tools did reinforce the project team's integration and facilitated better results in terms of design and construction products. In this paper, we focus on how the drive for efficiencies in construction and operations influenced design processes and outcomes, and how team alignment overcame technological and logistical challenges throughout their project process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2013
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Pages376-385
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, AEI 2013 - State College, PA, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2013Apr 5 2013

Publication series

NameAEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference

Other

Other2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, AEI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityState College, PA
Period4/3/134/5/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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