Integrated Project Delivery

Leveraging our Lean expertise to maximize project outcomes through IPD

Features and Benefits

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is an alternative delivery method that integrates project partners as early as possible in the preconstruction phase to foster alignment and optimize project results. This highly collaborative approach brings together design, construction, trade partners, and vendors to share project risks and rewards while supporting desired Lean behaviors.

An IPD approach applies Lean principles and practices without the traditional contractual constraints that may restrict true collaboration. IPD enhances the sharing of ideas, materials, and manpower – yielding improved project outcomes.

Benefits of Integrated Project Delivery:

  • Allows us to engage deeply with clients to establish the target value
  • Supports early collaboration, alignment, and innovation
  • Increases team alignment and reduces overall cost and schedule by concurrently designing the project and process
  • Leverages the entire team’s expertise.

IPD Lean Tools and Methods

An IPD approach brings established practices and innovative tools such as:


Target Value Design benefits:

Establishes a foundation for the project and builds the roadmap to a successful transition.

  • Target cost developed collaboratively
  • Enhanced cost validation
  • Budget accuracy and improved efficiency
  • Reduced submittal requirements – early trade contractor engagement

“Big Room” Collaboration benefits:

Ensures new spaces are prepared to effectively support day one operations.

  • Improves project through a greater team interaction
  • Allows team members to support and align themselves with the goals of the project.
  • Delivers a ‘higher performing building’ on time and on budget
  • Eliminates the silo mentality

Building Information Modeling (BIM) benefits:

Identifies all facility planning tasks required to ready new spaces for occupancy.

  • Schedule optimization – eliminates schedule waste
  • Reduced project costs – through schedule optimization/refined coordination
  • Increased stakeholder communication, collaboration, and cohesion
  • Higher quality facilities
  • Safer jobsite

Value Stream Mapping benefits:

Oversight of the physical move(s) ensuring seamless execution.

  • Identifies waste and bottlenecks
  • Enhances efficiency in processes
  • Improves cross-functional collaboration
  • Improves end-product quality

Last Planner System (LPS)/Pull Planning benefits:

Returning vacated spaces to their desired end state, documentation turnover and contract closeout.

  • Promotes early stakeholder engagement
  • Improves visibility of the project plan
  • Creates team buy-in
  • Improves planning in both design and construction phases

Prefabrication benefits:

Returning vacated spaces to their desired end state, documentation turnover and contract closeout.

  • Improves quality and increases productivity
  • Shop labor vs. field labor cost reduced on average by 20%
  • Reduces material job site waste/maximizes value of materials
  • Reduces overall construction schedule durations
  • Greatly reduces site laydown area requirements and overall site congestion
  • MEP systems are factory tested prior to shipments, reducing start-up and commissioning time

Let’s talk about your project.

Have a building project in the works? Our team would love to talk with you about how TPM can help your organization make the transition seamlessly.