Jeff Hummel authored the “Risk Allocation: Design-Builder and Designer” chapter of the Design-Build, Public-Private Partnerships, and Collaboration Handbook. The comprehensive Handbook covers all aspects of the design-build delivery system, presents its pros and cons, and compares them with the traditional project delivery method. It also offers practical suggestions for effective drafting of design-build contracts,
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James Newland to Take Part in Panel Discussion on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
On September 23, 2021, James Newland, AIA, partner in Seyfarth’s Construction group, will be a panelist on the program: “Developing High Performance Structures Through Integrated Project Delivery (IPD),” presented by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
The program features participants from DPR Construction and HKA Consulting and will address key aspects of the (IPD)…
The Integrated Project Delivery Model: Why, What, and How to Decide if it is Right for Your Project
As a response to an increasingly demanding market place, project delivery methods have evolved from the more traditional methods of design-bid-build, design-build, and construction-manager-at-risk into what is known as Integrated Project Delivery (“IPD”). In the typical construction contract, each party seeks to avoid and transfer risk to other parties. The IPD approach employs a different philosophy—the project participants accept and manage design and construction risks as a team. The pure IPD method often does this with a single, multi-party contract that is executed by the owner, general contractor, and designer. The team members to a multi-party contract share financial risks and rewards using a profit/incentive pool that is based upon measurable project-outcomes. Team members collaborate on how the profit and incentive pool is structured to ensure that each member is accountable for its contribution to the project outcome. The goal is to motivate each member in a way that encourages candid communication and accountability for overall design and construction.
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