Midlands Business Journal | May 19, 2017
Integrated project delivery methods are future of construction industry
Schemmer's Jason Heinze, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, was featured in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Midlands Business Journal's Celebrate Construction section, discussing the benefits of partnership using integrated project delivery methods.
Integrated project delivery methods (IPD) involve the owner, architect, engineers, contractor and key subcontractors collaborating from the start of a project to the end. "With a team working together, some of the common goals that can be achieved are an accelerated design and construction schedule, better project value when considering first cost and operating costs, and reducing constructability issues, said Heinze.
Heinze discusses the importance of putting together the right team, saying, "One of the keys to successfully using IPD is having a team that is trusted by the owner and whose goals align with the project goals. If the wrong team member is in place, decisions can be made that will increase one team member's bottom line, to the detriment of the project."
To read the full Midlands Business Journal article, view page 15.