In its March 2017 editorial Canadian Architect considers the relatively unknown building delivery model called Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). It represents a radical departure from conventional contractual arrangements for design and construction where client, contractor, architect and the full project team work with the utmost collaboration and transparency. IPD uses established lean principals and building information modelling (BIM) to reduce waste, to increase value to the owner and to maximize efficiency.
To date, Diamond Schmitt Architects has been involved in two of only a handful of IPD projects in Canada; one for St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario, and currently, designing Oakville, Ontario’s Trafalgar Park Revitalization, including a recreation centre and new fire station. This is the first Lean IPD project by a Canadian municipality.
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