AIA and AIA California Council Partner Introduce Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide

5 Nov, 2007

Free primer offers a model for successful collaboration among architects, contractors, and others in transition from traditional AEC project delivery workflows.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in conjunction with the AIA California Council announced yesterday the availability of Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide, a primer for working in an integrated team model that includes the owner, architect, and contractor and extends beyond the major stakeholders to also include subcontractors, engineers, and major systems suppliers, among others.

The free guide provides direction on transitioning existing project delivery models to a collaborative, integrated team model. The resulting model leverages the early contribution of individual expertise and allows all team members to better realize their potential while expanding the value they provide throughout the project lifecycle.

"Project delivery models must change to increase the quality, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of the built environment," said Markku Allison, AIA, resource architect for AIA Strategy and Business Development. "We understand that this model is still in its infancy and have worked to provide a resource that aids the industry in the paradigm shift from current fragmented processes that focus on the short-term to value-based services with high outcome long-term results for all parties involved in the construction project."