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Now live! First broad-based IPD survey | University of Minnesota

  • 1.  Now live! First broad-based IPD survey | University of Minnesota

    Posted 07-13-2015 10:24 AM
    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Committee of Corporate Architects and Facility Management and Technology in Architectural Practice .
    Greetings from the University of Minnesota project team!

    If you have completed or are working on an IPD project with a multi-party agreement, or know someone who has, please consider participating in or spreading the word about the industry's first broad-based IPD study. The survey is framed around three simple questions, requires no preparation, and is designed for individual stakeholder response (no team coordination required). More detail about the project is included below. Take the survey here:

    We encourage you to forward this invitation to other stakeholders involved on your project-owners, architects, contractors, and others are all invited to contribute. Please also share this invitation with others in your network with IPD experience. As early adopters your individual experiences and responses are extremely valuable!

    Thank you for your consideration--

    Markku Allison AIA
    (consultant with University of Minnesota team)

    Scan | 616.460.2211

    More about the survey
    When you were making the decision to use IPD, would comparative information about the method as regards the following items have been useful in making the choice?

    • Schedule predictability
    • Cost and Budget Control
    • Quality of Building Outcome - Design goals
    • Quality of Building Outcome - technical performance goals
    • Changes (quantity)
    • Changes (handling)
    • Morale of stakeholders
    • Overall Value Delivered

    And now that you've done or are doing it, would you like to see how your experience compares, both to the experience of others and to other delivery methods? There is some limited data currently available on some of these topics for IPD, but not much, and is also diluted by being covered in studies that also include design-bid-build, design-build, CM at risk, and IPD-ish or IPD-lite projects.

    The University of Minnesota is heading up a simple research project designed to get exactly these kinds of answers for the industry and for you. The survey requires no preparation and is framed around three simple questions. The goal is 300 respondents (owner, architect, contractor, other) from 100 multi-party IPD projects, yielding a significant body of rich and relevant comparative data. Your experience would be highly valued!

    Your answers will be confidential and data shared only in aggregate. The survey is being fielded now with results available to you in September / October of this year. Please consider sharing your personal experience and adding value to this important industry conversation!
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