Publications / 2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan

A Technology Platform for a Successful Implementation of Integrated Project Delivery for Medium Size Projects

Luke Psomas and Hani Alzraiee
Pages 449-456 (2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, Kitakyushu, Japan, ISBN 978-952-94-3634-7, ISSN 2413-5844)

Traditional project delivery methods are inflexible for projects that require a high level of collaboration among project teams as well as present challenges to innovative design and construction approaches. In today's era, projects are executed at a faster pace at the early stages of scope definition. This causes a high cycle of requests for information (RFI), change orders, and disputes. To address this issue, a framework for implementing IPD to a medium-size energy project from the engineering phase to the commissioning phase was developed. The framework consists of 1) project stakeholders classification; 2) disciplines identification; 3) relationships, responsibilities; and objectives matrix, and 4) monitoring, control, and feedback. The framework was implemented using Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform and project Document Management System. Synchronizing everyone's objectives in the framework and ensuring these objectives are achieved is a strategy for the success of the project's delivery. The framework was implemented using actual project and was able to enhance design and construction coordination and reduce project cost by 20% and cut project duration by 25%. However, stakeholder coordination and availability of technologies pose a challenge for the successful implementation of the framework.

Keywords: Integrated Project Delivery; Building Information Modeling; Construction Information System; Construction