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Unpublished Paper
Integrated Project Delivery A focus on integrated project delivery, the enablers for this process, and the challenges and barriers to IPD within an Irish context.
Papers for University of Salford (2015)
  • Fiacra P. McDonnell
Abstract
Abstract Integrated project delivery is a relatively new collaborative procurement route for delivery of construction projects. Building Information Modelling works hand in glove with this process by offering a means for deep integration among construction professionals. There is growing realisation among clients and construction professionals that design, construction and facilities management will function much better in a multidisciplinary environment. Although there is enthusiasm for this new process in many quarters, highlighted by case studies on successful project outcomes for projects throughout the world, there are still barriers to IPD & BIM implementation. This paper explores the concept of integrated project delivery, focussing on what the enablers for this process are, along with the challenges and barriers standing in the path of future uptake. There is a particular focus on the Irish context which forms the backdrop for this study. A qualitative methodology is utilised, using semi structured interviews with selected professionals within the Irish construction industry. This is reinforced by an extensive literature review of world literature dealing with this area. This research has highlighted the main barriers to IPD uptake as cultural conservatism within the Irish Construction Industry, the need for education and upskilling in BIM technologies and the need for greater involvement by the Irish government in promoting the use of this new process
Keywords
  • Integrated Project Delivery
Publication Date
January, 2015
Citation Information
Fiacra P. McDonnell. "Integrated Project Delivery A focus on integrated project delivery, the enablers for this process, and the challenges and barriers to IPD within an Irish context." Papers for University of Salford (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fiacra_mcdonnell/12/