Coming Soon…

Day One
Wednesday, November 30

Day Two
Thursday, December 1

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Spearheading Owner Demand for IPD

Owner Perspective: Exploring the Business Case for IPD on Smaller Projects: Is It Possible? Is It Worth It?

  • James Pease Regional Manager Facility & Property Services, Sutter Health


  • Evaluating the potential for a contractually agreed IPD approach on smaller projects: Will the extra upfront effort be returned during the project delivery?
  • Understanding how the resources available on a smaller project will affect the level of collaboration required, such as the need for a ‘big room’
  • Outlining the key working principles of IPD that smaller project teams can follow is a pure IPD approach is not feasible

Owner Perspective: “Our First IPD Experience Was a Challenge, but We’re Still Keen to Do It Again”


  • Hearing what mistakes were made on the first IPD attempt, including poor management of the process and why the project ended in litigation
  • Outlining lessons learned, such as the necessity of a tech-savvy project team, the hiring of an external 3rd party project manager and the need for clearer contractual responsibilities
  • Understanding why owners should still be enthusiastic to do IPD: Yes, the learning curve is worth it

Owner Panel: Identifying & Overcoming Owner Hesitations & Other Roadblocks to IPD


This is an interactive opportunity for owners with limited IPD experience to openly discuss their questions and concerns around IPD. Experienced owners, designers and contractors will be encouraged to share their experience and opinions to help resolve any misunderstandings or fears held by the rest of the industry

Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking

Benchmarking IPD Variations & Alternatives

Assessing the Ideal Models for Risk & Reward to Incentivize All Stakeholders to Work for the Betterment of the Project


  • Understanding the forces that incentivize companies to be selfserving and what ideas can be implemented to instead encourage collaboration
  • Debating the criticality of the contract: Does a successful IPD project need a signed IFoA, or just a behavioral change among individuals?
  • Addressing industry concerns around shared risk and reward: Who is taking on more risk or losing revenue? And what can be done to justify IPD to them?

Understanding the Economic & Contractual Implications of IPD for Architects & Designers


  • Recognising that many architects have a low level of engagement in the IPD process according to recent studies
  • Outlining the perceived benefits and negatives of IPD for architects and designers
  • Hearing what the IPD community can do to engage more designers into the process and prove the business case

Roundtable: Benchmarking the Appetite of Alternative Delivery Methods across Owners, Designers & Contractors


This interactive discussion is intended to explore the honest reactions of the audience to the business case for an IPD as presented during the morning sessions. Each table will compare the pros and cons of IPD with other popular methods such as Design-Build. Each table will then report to the rest of the room so that a holistic view of the appetite from owners, designers and contractors can be assessed and considered.

Networking Lunch

Forming & Managing a Collaborative Team

Setting up the Team: How to Select Individuals & Structure Relationships to Ease Collaboration


  • Clarifying when the team should be set up and exactly who should be in it: Is there such a thing as too early?
  • Identifying the right individuals: What level of experience, what personality and what skillsets does each member need to drive an IPD project?
  • Evaluating best practice for project launch: What are the steps to take when the team meet for the first time?

Interactive Discussion: Procurement & Project Team Selection Methods

  • David Bendet Principal, Education, Science & Technology, Stantec, Stantec


  • Exploring the variety of contractual methods for IPD and benchmarking methods to incentivize performance behaviors which increase collaboration, value, and innovation
  • Improving your IPD procurement process through lessons learned and success stories comparing the various methods to execute an effective architecture and engineering selection processes
  • Distinguish sufficient, but not overly time-consuming and costly, qualifications, proposal, and interview criteria for alternative and IPD team selection

Afternoon Refreshments

How to Encourage the Growth of the Right Cultural & Behavioral Attitudes from All Team Members

  • Kyle Majchrowski Senior Project Executive Design & Construction, Banner Health


  • Developing the atmosphere that an IPD team should have compared to the attitudes usually found on a non-IPD project
  • Understanding the psychology of individuals and how best practice team building skills can help influence the collaborative behavior required
  • Analyzing the common causes of individuals not engaging in the desired IPD culture

Optimizing the Roles & Responsibilities of Each Team Member to Improve Information Flow & Decision Making

  • Corrie Messinger Director Integrated Design Delivery, McCarthy Building Companies


  • Comparing ways in which information is managed: which individuals have access to what information and why?
  • Reviewing the shift in responsibilities across the team: who should be in charge of what decisions?
  • Determining the procedures when disagreements occur: How can a decision be made which does not erode the positive energy of the team?

Chair’s Closing Remarks

End of Day One