Mert OytunFollow

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Summer 2020


Integrated Project Delivery, IPD, AEC industry, Project Delivery Method, construction projects, project lifecycle, design


Today, primarily due to the development of information technologies, the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry has the opportunity to realize its shortcomings more effortlessly. Typically, the most considerable difficulties are encountered in the performance measurements of projects in the AEC industry. The reason is that the AEC industry is highly fragmented, even though it involves various stakeholders that should be in uninterrupted communication throughout all phases of a project. This fragmented structure mainly causes (1)endless debates among the stakeholders, (2) schedule delays, and (3) profit losses. Hence, addressing projects’ productivity change regarding the utilization of different project delivery methods attracts great attention from scientific communities in particular. Nowadays, it has been comprehended that one of the most substantial metrics for project productivity is the project delivery method used. In this sense, the biggest concern related to the usage of traditional project delivery methods is that they cause time, effort, and money losses due to their weaknesses. To that end, the necessity of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) concept emerges based on its benefit over the project collaboration and the potential to overcome the deficiencies of the traditional methods. This paper will discuss the vitalism of the IPD concept in the AEC industry in detail through a comprehensive literature review and comparison with traditional project delivery methods. Accordingly, it aims to highlight the need for the IPD in the AEC sector by discussing the value-added nature.


Architectural Engineering | Architectural Technology | Construction Engineering


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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