Implementation of IPD in the Middle East and its Challenges

Farid Rached1, Youssef Hraoui2, Antoine Karam3 & Farook Hamzeh4

1Graduate of a Master degree, Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, fsr04@mail.aub.edu
2Master Student, Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, ymh05@mail.aub.edu
3Master Student, Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, ajk10@mail.aub.edu
4Assistant professor, Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, fh35@ aub.edu.lb

Abstract

The traditional delivery approach in construction has proven to contain many flaws which have become more apparent with the increasing level of project complexity. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) was therefore initiated as a response to the deficiencies encountered in the traditional approach. Although it is being increasingly adopted in the United States and other parts of the world, its application in the Middle East has not commenced yet. Despite the numerous advantages this new method provides, no sign of IPD implementation can be detected in the region today. After taking a close look at various published works and conducting field surveys, the paper analyses the cultural aspects found in the Middle East which inhibit the application of IPD. We hope that the findings of this study will be used as a foundation for possible future studies that will encourage the construction industry in the Middle East to adapt IPD or other collaborative delivery methods.

Keywords

Traditional delivery approach, IPD, Middle East, FIDIC, cultural aspects.

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Rached, F. , Hraoui, Y. , Karam, A. & Hamzeh, F. 2014, 'Implementation of IPD in the Middle East and its Challenges' In:, Kalsaas, B.T., Koskela, L. & Saurin, T.A., 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway, 25-27 Jun 2014. pp 293-304

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