8:20 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Setting Up an IPD Project for Success

8:30 am Keynote: Defining & Prioritising the Values Throughout a Project to All Partners to Understand & Seamlessly Deliver the Owner’s Vision

  • Art Winslow Director Lean & IPD, Graham Group Ltd.
  • Markku Allison Vice President Strategy + Innovation, Chandos Construction


  • Using clear project definition, value proposition and deciding on key KPIs to
    ensure the vital aims and purpose of a project are understood and met by all
  • Creating a process for clear project definition and communicating the values, aims
    and reasons of a project to bring all partners to the same page to create clarity of
    vision and ensure this process is done throughout the lifetime of a project
  • Hearing how time invested in early project definition and a quality briefing brings
    stakeholders on the same page and is used to identify and decrease potential
    issues that could develop later in a project
  • Ensuring thorough on-boarding of new partners and team members takes place
    so they also understand the values and reasons for a project and their full skillset
    can be brought to the project

9:20 am IPD Team Presentation: Selecting The Right Team & On-boarding; Utilising the Strengths of Project Partners & Team Members

  • Kurt Theune Director of Design Phase Management, Mortenson
  • Scott Nelson System Vice President Planning, Design & Construction, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Mark Bultman VP & Principal, HGA Architects and Engineers


  • Identifying and choosing the companies and IPD team members to embark with on lengthy projects to ensure project success and team health
  • Bringing on teams early to understand and embrace the values of a project and to get involved in key decisions
  • Confirming all parties accept that IPD Lite and Pure IPD are different delivery models from the traditional design built method and require different behaviours: a label alone does not bring changes
  • Removing assumptions in processes early on through early design involvement to clarify and align expectations across all project partners and create a clear and seamless schedule and minimize problems during project development

10:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

Culture & Relationships

10:50 am Embracing & Building Trust Amongst Project Partners to Enhance Collaborating Openly & Harmoniously


  • Creating methods for transparency between collaborators to build an environment of trust which is vital in IPD environments
  • Motivating beyond financial incentives to drive the right behaviour to create an environment of autonomy and collaboration
  • Fostering an environment that allows for the honest sharing of ideas and realistic pitching and delivery of commitments

11:30 am Accountability & Collaboration; Holding Project Partners to Account & Taking Advantage of the Team Environment to Efficiently Complete an IPD Project


  •  Documenting project partners changing commitments during meetings, design and construction to ensure partners and replacements remain honourable to them
  •  Removing the behaviour of blame or pushing risk on others to get the benefit of managing cost and budget
  • Driving down costs through getting speciality trades in early and tactically purchasing

12:10 pm Networking Lunch

1:10 pm IPD Team Presentation: Distributing & Sharing of Risk & Reward Equitably

  • James Lynn Vice President Facilities Services, Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • Will Lichtig Executive Vice President | Performance & Innovation, The Boldt Company


  • Managing conversations and determining how and when to fairly share profits in a project with stakeholders when each party contributes to each project in a different way
  •  Determining risk allocations to ensure risk is shared out appropriately amongst project partners and not pushed on to others
  • Preventing parties from being too pre-occupied with their own profits and incentivize the team as a whole

Case Studies

1:50 pm Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from Participating in IPD Pure & IPD Lite Projects


  • Hearing from those with experience in multiple Pure IPD and IPD Lite projects to assess the benefits of these delivery models
  • Identifying “what went wrong” in both Pure IPD and IPD Lite projects that experienced challenges to hear how they have been overcome and to protect yourself from repeating those same mistakes
  • Time, cost, quality and safety – what improvements have been seen by using the IPD delivery model?
  • Psychological safety and team health – how teams have enjoyed the IPD model over the tradition model

2:50 pm Audience Discussion: Sharing Lessons Learned


This is your opportunity to hear first-hand from your colleagues what lessons
have been learnt from the various Pure IPD and IPD Lite projects completed and
underway in the room

3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshments

Gaining Buy In

4:00 pm Demonstrating the Value of IPD Delivery Models to Senior Executives to Convince Them That IPD is an Economical Delivery Method

  • Craig Webber Principal, Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.


  • Starting the IPD conversation with owners, instead of owners asking for IPD bringing it forward as a delivery method – GC Builder or Designer initialled IPD
  • Communicating the value of IPD to owners and the C suite and getting them to embrace the IPD Model to engage, prepare and ensure their investment for an IPD project
  • Hearing how owners have accessed savings earlier in a project to reinvest those savings in the project
  • Creating methods in proving the value of IPD when no two projects are the same and valuing the additional quality these delivery models bring to a project

4:40 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:50 pm End of Day 1