wood IPD

How IPD can transform design and construction

Integrated project delivery can be an effective approach to mass timber buildings
Monday, June 15, 2020

There’s no “i” in team but there is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), a collaborative approach that is proving very effective for the design and construction of prefabricated mass timber and light-frame wood buildings.

Discover how four different projects applied the collaborative principles of IPD to boost productivity, reduce waste, increase quality and deliver a more integrated client-centered building design.

Case studies include:

  • Brock Commons Tallwood House, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Jacobson Hall, Trinity Western University, Aldergrove, B.C.
  • PriMed Mosaic Centre Edmonton, AB
  • St. Jerome’s University campus renewal, Waterloo, ON

Innovative characteristics of selected case studies


Source: BC Housing, Strategies for Collaborative Construction: IPD Case Studies 

Three of the four projects made use of prefabricated timber assemblies and they show how IPD can get the most out of these building systems.

Combining the best practices of lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM), IPD can deliver cost-effective projects of higher quality and value by facilitating greater collaboration among all team members.

Along with the benefits, this report offers candid advice and ways to overcome challenges when adopting IPD. Made possible through the funding of BC Housing and Forestry Innovation Investment, the research is part of an effort to expand the use of IPD in building projects across B.C. to improve construction processes and building performance.

To learn more, download the full report here.

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