Contractor’s Toolbox – Weigh the pros and cons of IPD and BIM
Abstract: Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a collaborative approach to construction projects that can help make projects more successful and profitable. It usually goes hand-in-hand with building information modeling (BIM), a technology that facilitates collaboration. But neither has been widely adopted, because collaboration isn’t always easy in an industry in which relationships are often adversarial. Furthermore, these techniques may raise thorny legal and risk management issues. But, as this article explains, IPD and BIM can provide substantial advantages, as well.