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Implementing IPD: A “Win-Win” Solution in Construction


October 20, 2012
by Canadian Architect

The Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC), with its constituent organizations, is holding a conference from November 8-9, 2012 in Toronto examining the topic of integrated project delivery, or IPD, and how this new project delivery method can benefit the construction industry.

The conference, being held at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place, is themed: Implementing IPD: A “Win-Win” Solution in Construction. “We have heard a lot about the emergence of IPD, as well as some Canadian examples of how it is being utilized,” said Dave Pelletier, Chair of the Institute for BIM in Canada.

“This project delivery method has shown its ability to maximize efficiencies for all parties, the added value of using BIM, and bring a new level of collaboration to construction projects. This conference program will explore those topics, and will provide valuable insight for all stakeholders.”

Sponsored by Autodesk, the conference will explore a range of topics and subject areas related to integrated project delivery. This includes case studies of successful IPD projects, as well as perspectives from owners, contractors, and consultants. The program will also examine the interrelationship between Lean construction and IPD, as well as how BIM and IPD can bring about more efficiency when paired.

The two-day conference will feature a full-day of sessions on Thursday, November 8, as well as a networking session that evening. On Friday, November 9, delegates will have a half-day of sessions, including a look at IPD case studies from the Canadian construction marketplace.

“This conference is a great opportunity for anybody interested in utilizing this new delivery method, or simply learning more about it,” Pelletier continued. “It will provide an excellent background about what IPD is all about, but also offer practical solutions for anyone seeking to utilize IPD. We look forward to exploring the topic with all stakeholders when we kick off the conference in November.”

Registration is now open for the conference at www.certain.com/system/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x137541167e1, and the preliminary program is available for download at www.cca-acc.com/pdfs/en/events/implementing-IPD-Nov-8-9.pdf. Early-bird pricing is available until October 23, 2012, and member pricing is available to members of IBC and its constituent organizations.

The Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) leads and facilitates the coordinated use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the design, construction and management of the Canadian built environment. Its founding partner organizations represent specific industry sectors that have a keen interest in seeing BIM implemented in a way, and at a pace, that enables the primary stakeholders to understand their roles and responsibilities and to assess their capacity to participate in this process. IBC’s priorities include an awareness program, a practice manual, a bibliography of useful resources, and a full environmental scan/assessment on the use of BIM in Canada and internationally.

For more information, please contact Ken Lancastle, Associate Director of Communications and Technology, Canadian Construction Association at [email protected].


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