• The Positive Multiplier of Individual Empowerment
  • October 13, 2014 | Author: Joseph A. Cleves
  • Law Firm: Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc - Crestview Hills Office
  • As experience with Integrated Project Delivery spreads, more examples of its successes are emerging. The Integrated Project Delivery Collaborative in Ocoee, Florida has recently publicized a number of project successes. Despite some cited instances being quite mundane, they exemplify the scope and reach of the IPD ethos of collaboration, not to mention the accrued savings.

    In one case, the electrical team member used workers from other trades to help with pulling wire and other chores. The availability of surplus workers enabled him to complete the job with fewer workers. This type of impromptu sharing of manpower occurred throughout the project.

    Multiple trades on one project required core drilling, fire protection, electrical and pipe chases, and clean up. The trade that had the most in that category or for whom the work was most convenient provided the service for all. The result was increased efficiency and lower cost.

    On another project, the electrical team member received a favorable quote for variable frequency drives. These were originally part of the mechanical package. The team agreed on the spot that it made the most sense for the electrician to buy that package. Overall cost was reduced and increased profit shared by all.

    On a typical IPD project, one can find these examples replicated many times over. These examples illustrate how liberating individual players from traditional hide-bound rules can cumulatively create powerful and positive results for the project.