The global state of play of IPD

Derek H.T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson

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The chapter begins with a brief explanation of what relational means with respect to integrated project delivery (IPD)-alliancing. IPD emerged from innovations to the lean-construction management concept that has had its primary focus on delivery efficiency and effectiveness. The process of IPD has been enabled through the common data environment and a range of other digital tools and resources that take us beyond the concept of alliancing and into the most intense levels, thus far, of integration and collaboration. The USA has been seen to be an early initiator of relationship-based project delivery with its early uptake of the quality management and collaboration systems introduced to Japan, referred to as ‘gentlemanly principles’ of tradition and later re-introduced to the USA in the 1980s as partnering. Given the foregoing, it is worth noting that many property developers, particularly in Hong Kong, are very highly integrated and come close to performing in an IPD fashion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery
EditorsDerek H. T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781351735117, 9781315185774
ISBN (Print)9781138736689
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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