Date

6-2017

Degree Name

BS in Construction Management

Department

Construction Management Department

Advisor(s)

Gregory Starzyk

Abstract

Integrated project delivery is becoming a more common and successful delivery method in the construction industry compared to more traditional methods such as design-bid-build. Integrated Design-Bid-Build is a hybrid between the two which has been implemented very few times to test if it can be used as a more viable delivery method in the future. There has been very little research in to Integrated Design-Bid-Build that is accessible for analysis. This research study examines case studies of projects completed using IPD and analyzes their “IPD Profiles” which are measured using five primary project drivers. These project drivers are: cost predictability, schedule predictability, risk management, technical complexity, and market position. Each have proven to play key roles when choosing to use IPD. The purpose of this study is to take the Integrated-Design-Bid-Build delivery method and apply it some of these projects completed using IPD and interpret how this new integrated delivery approach would affect each of those project drivers.

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