A Simple Framework for Integrated Project Delivery

Martin Fischer1, Dean Reed2, Dean Atul Khanzode3 & Howard Ashcraft4

1Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by Courtesy) Computer Science andDirector, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University, Stanford, CA,[email protected]
2Director of Lean Construction, DPR Construction, Redwood City, CA, [email protected]
3Director of Construction Technologies, DPR Construction, Redwood City, CA, [email protected]
4Partner, Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, CA, [email protected]


This paper outlines a “Simple Framework” for Integrated Project Delivery. The starting point of this paper is the value made possible by the physical product, a “high performance building” (HPB). It is composed of highly integrated systems that are buildable, useable, operable, and sustainable. “Process Integration” is the integration of value and design, builders and operators’ knowledge and sustainable design principles, materials and technologies. Process Integration can only occur in an “Integrated Organization” in which team members can decide, coordinate, work and decide effectively. The integrated organization makes possible and leverages “Integrated Information,” where information is created once and used by all. The IPD contractual agreement, the ways people measure value, model and simulate to predict outcomes, collaborate, and manage production enable the integration required to deliver a high-performance building.


Integrated Project Delivery, Integrated Concurrent Engineering, high-performance building, integration, collaboration, lean construction, value



Fischer, M. , Reed, D. , Khanzode, D. A. & Ashcraft, H. 2014, 'A Simple Framework for Integrated Project Delivery' 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 1319-1330

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