American Society of Civil Engineers


Understanding Construction Industry Experience and Attitudes toward Integrated Project Delivery


by David C. Kent, S.M.ASCE, (Graduate student, Sonny Astani Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, 3620 S. Vermont Ave., KAP 224C, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531. E-mail: dkent@usc.edu) and Burcin Becerik-Gerber, (corresponding author), A.M.ASCE, (Assistant Professor, DDes, Sonny Astani Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, 3620 S. Vermont Ave., KAP 224C, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531 E-mail: becerik@usc.edu)

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 136, No. 8, August 2010, pp. 815-825, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000188)

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Document type: Journal Paper
Section Heading: Contracting
Abstract: Integrated project delivery (IPD) seeks to improve project outcomes through a collaborative approach of aligning the incentives and goals of the project team through shared risk and reward, early involvement of all parties, and a multiparty agreement. Although there has been a huge interest in IPD in principle, the current adoption status by the construction industry is unknown. Several professional organizations are supporting the advancement of IPD, and several projects have demonstrated its benefits; however, the amount of projects using IPD remains relatively small. This research is based on the results of a web-based survey that was designed to target a wide range of construction professionals in an effort to shed light on current status of IPD use and its future widespread adoption by the construction industry. The paper attempts to provide hard data concerning the knowledge and experience levels of construction professionals regarding IPD as well as their opinions concerning its benefits and problems as a project delivery method.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction industry
Project delivery
Surveys (non-geomatic)

Author Keywords:
Surveys
Integrated project delivery
Collaboration
Construction industry
Delivery methods