Enhancing Stakeholder Collaboration for

Better Project Outcomes

December 3-5, 2018

San Francisco | CA

Day One
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Day Two
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Success Stories

True IPD Case Study: The Project Team Perspective


Hear the story of the True IPD project of Brown University School of Engineering. The collaborative construction of this 80,000 square foot engineering and research facility was not only the largest project undertaken by the client at that time, but fostered a strategic partnership between the owner and general contractor – resulting in the further construction of an additional 4 True IPDs with the same stakeholder team. Through various means, the project finished three months ahead of schedule, and added over $5 million in added value with a target cost that was $6 million lower than expected. Learn how the relationships built in True IPD builds can not only be successful once, but are capable of unlocking learnings in cross-project collaboration, supply chain partnership, and more.

IPD-Lite Case Study: The Project Team Perspective


Hear from the owner, program manager, architect and contractor of the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital expansion project. The expansion entails almost 1 million square feet with a cost of $603 million, and was the largest certificate of need application in the state at the time it was filed. The IPD team has been successful, as the project is on budget and on schedule, with a targeted opening of the first phase in September 2020. The project was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the American Institute of Architects Georgia awards ceremony in May 2018.

Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

Panel: Exploring the Risks of IPD, Lessons Learned, & How to Avoid Replication of Previous Mistakes

  • Kevin Moore Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Katie Page Integrated Services Manager, GE Johnson Construction


As with any new venture, IPD projects do not always go to plan. Whilst the delivery method boasts many benefits, the shared risk attached to this type of collaboration means that it is critical to fully understand the risks of such projects, and how to learn from previous mistakes to avoid carrying bad practice into the next undertaking. This panel will discuss examples of when IPD has gone wrong, and in hindsight how to identify issues, and prevent future occurrences.

Owner Participation

Owner Perspective: Revealing Behaviors & Standards Required to Receive the Full Benefit of IPD Methodologies

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


  • Highlighting the importance of owner attitude in spearheading the success of an IPD project
  • Identifying the difference between simply doing an IPD project, and adopting an IPD mentality: how to instill a collaborative mindset from the owner
  • Revealing the tangible difference of truly collaborative owner behavior: identifying past cases of reward thanks to a reinforced IPD owner outlook

Case Study: Exploring the Importance of Owner Engagement in IPD for Project Success

  • James Lynn Project Director – Healthcare, Jacobs


  • Examining the current state of owner engagement: what is the current uptake of IPD projects, and why?
  • Discussing common challenges in fully engaging the owner in an IPD project: what are their hesitations, and how can you encourage and incentivize commitment?
  • Reviewing owner engagement across several case studies: hear how owner commitment to IPD methodologies – or otherwise – equate to the timeliness and budget keeping of builds

Networking Lunch

Panel: Benchmarking Owner Appetite for True IPD & IPD-Lite Ventures

  • Kyle Majchrowski Senior Director & Construction Project Executive, Banner Health
  • Boris Letuchy Director – Design, Construction, Project Management, MUFG Union Bank
  • Amanda Mewborn Executive Director of Project Management, Piedmont Healthcare


The interest in collaboration throughout the construction industry is ever-increasing, and thus the uptake of True IPD and IPD-Lite projects is gaining momentum throughout North America. However, this trend can only continue for as long as owners are commissioning such projects, and are committed to undertaking them with consistent standards of practice. This panel will discuss the interest from owners in IPD projects of all types, revealing why they are of interest or not, and how to work with the project team to achieve results with the best interests of the project as the key focus.

Risk Management

Dissecting Risk Management: Comparing Current Standards of Risk Sharing to Ideal Project Arrangements

  • Omar Dandashi Executive Vice President, Blue Mountain Development


  • Exploring the concept of an optimal IPD risk structure through a risk vs reward lens: how do you illustrate the value of risk sharing, and then appropriately distribute it throughout the team?
  • Considering current standards of risk management between parties: are we truly adopting the core principles of IPD?
  • Understanding common legal stumbling blocks in approving IPD risk, and how to work with legal teams to mitigate their impact
  • Discussing within the audience the potential for enhancing practice in sharing risk to produce a more equal and incentivized project team

Afternoon Refreshments

Creating a Project Team

Understanding How to Procure a Trustworthy Team for Reliable & Successful Project Delivery

  • Ron Migliori Executive Vice President, Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers


  • Discussing the current means by which project teams are procured: is there a standard industry process?
  • Comparing methods of team formation: assessing cost vs value, and the concept of a collaborative approach
  • Hearing past successes in team development, and how certain methods of procurement have resulted in a greater project success

Identifying Criteria to Consider during IPD Team Selection for Optimal Performance


  • Assessing current industry standards in how project teams are selected, considering the weighting of the team’s capacity to work effectively on the success of IPD projects
  • Discussing the most important criteria to consider when selecting the project team – cost of work, or quality? The reputation of the organization, or the individuals involved?
  • Benchmarking practice in an audience discussion – could your selection processes be improved?

Chair’s Closing Remarks

End of Day One