Show notes:

Three legal relationships for Integrated Project Delivery

This is the fifth an final part of my talk about Integrated Project Delivery, but since IPD and BIM are so intertwined I'm sure it will come up again. Remember you can do IPD without BIM and you can do BIM without IPD, but they go together so well. In the previous episodes I talked about:

  1. Project organization
  2. Processes and workflows
  3. IPD terms and agreeements
  4. Collaboration software

and now finally some of the Legal relationships that have been used with Integrated Projects.

Normally your IPD team is going to be put together by a core team that has significant role in shaping the project. Typically this will be the owner and design team and builder. What form of legal entity that the IPD team operates under can also be influenced by the type of project as well. Public institutions and private owners will have different regulations concerning how they can operate.

Multi-party agreements are very customized but the United States aia document on integrated practice lists three main choices:

  • Project alliance
  • Single purpose entity
  • Relational contracts

We will talk about each of these briefly and cover six main project organization concerns:

  • Process Design
  • Decision Making
  • Sequencing and Phasing
  • Compensation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Risk Allocation

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Here is a little collage of our road trip.  It was a great experience, but certainly much different from when I was young.  My favorite quote from one of my sons during our road trips is: "The WiFi in the car really sucks, it is SO slow!"  On the long boring stretches we allowed them to use their devices and watch movies, something I never had.  We did have them turn them off though when the interesting parts of the trip were upon us.