Moving Towards Collaborative Delivery Models: A Shift in How Construction Does Business?

January 25, 2023 11:15am

Jen Hancock
Vice President, Collaborative Construction
Chandos Construction

Ryan Jolly
Manager, Project Excellence
TC Energy

Brian Maksymetz, P. Eng.

Craig Webber
Architect and President
Integrated Project Delivery Alliance

Selecting the right construction contract model for a particular project can be the difference between harmony and discord among project participants. More importantly, it can be the difference between the financial success and failure of the project. In recent years, the construction industry has witnessed the introduction of alternative delivery models: the Integrated Project Delivery Model (IPD) and collaborative delivery models. These project delivery models adapt to the realities of a changing marketplace by bringing all parties to the table early on to collaboratively manage their respective risks. In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Understanding the features of the Integrated Project Delivery and Collaborative contracts
  • Contrasting the collaborative models with the traditional, non-collaborative models
    • Analyzing the pros and cons of each to determine which projects are right for a collaborative delivery model
  • Understanding how the front end work that should be completed prior to entering into the contract can significantly mitigate future risks