Lean IPD: Successful Project Delivery From An Owner’s Perspective | Ep. 113

Construction Genius - Lean IPD Successful Project Delivery From An Owner's Perspective

Methods of project delivery are ever-changing. The need to see different outcomes, especially from an owner’s perspective in construction projects, has led to the adoption of approaches like Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). It’s not a one-size-fits-all method, but it’s definitely worth exploring. 

In this week’s podcast episode, I welcome my guest, James Pease. James is an Executive Director of Design and Construction at the UCSF Medical Center. He has experience on both sides of a construction project (owner and contractor). We discuss what IPD is and who will benefit from this kind of project delivery approach. We also address skepticism regarding this method, and James gives real-life experiences to prove that it works. We also discuss the role owners play in successful project deliveries and how to address significant roadblocks when using the method. 

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Discussion Points:

0:00 Introduction 

2:26 Biggest opportunities for improvement from the owner’s perspective

4:31 Areas of conflicts between owners and general contractors 

5:58 Effective way or model to overcome challenges 

7:43 Playing the game as owners in construction projects 

9:34 Key elements of Integrated Project Delivery 

11:12 Application of integrated Project Delivery in real-life 

12:55 Building and maintaining trust and collaboration 

13:56 The role owners play in successful project deliveries through IPD 

14:30 Reasons for owners to take on IPD  

15:04 Marketing IPD to owners as a general contractor 

16:53 Dealing with major roadblocks 

21:11 Who shouldn’t be doing IPD?

23:00 Advice for GC’s who tried IPD and didn’t work 

26:11 Owner cooperation is essential for successful projects 

27:01 One request to ask of a GC 

27:40 Think like an owner if you’re a GC 

29:23 Three action items 

30:18 Fundamental aspects of the Lean process 

About the Guest: 

James Pease is an owner’s representative for delivering complex construction projects using Lean Integrated Project Delivery. He is the executive director of Health Design and Construction at the University of California, San Francisco. James is a board member of the Lean Construction Institute and is committed to improving the design and construction industry as a recognized speaker, Lean IPD Coach, and executive editor of leanipd.com. James has a B.S. in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego, and is a CA licensed, general contractor.



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