IPD and VDC can Lead to Project Success

Robert J. Garra Jr., PE, Cannondesign, Grand Island, New York; And Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP, Cannondesign, Pittsburgh of Consulting-Specifying Engineer, discuss integrated project delivery and virtual design and construction.

Engineers can leverage the integrated project delivery and virtual design and construction processes. Integrated project delivery requires a team approach and buy-in from all players, including the architect, engineer, contractor and owner. Virtual design and construction is a process that fully integrates all elements of a project by openly sharing design and construction models among the team, from design through construction. As more owners consider options to traditional delivery methods, IPD has emerged as an important alternative. IPD is a relatively new method, and is becoming increasingly popular. "

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