7:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Lynnell Crone Vice President, Alternative Contracts & Light Industrial, Bird Construction

Leveraging IPD to Meet Your Strategic Goals

8:00 am Case Study: Harnessing the Collective Knowledge of All Stakeholders on an IPD Project to Mitigate the Impacts of Disruption & Escalation in Testing Times


  • Highlighting some of our tried and tested approaches to mitigate disruption across projects in 2022, and how IPD enabled us to find more innovative solutions with a more integrated team
  • Plotting the successes and failures along the way, and where we have been unable to mitigate issues that arose post project kick-off
  • Discussing how this may actually be a driver for more owners to engage in IPD as disruption continues and how we can more effectively position this to potential

8:40 am Case Study: Exploring the Advantages & Innovation Opportunities of Early Supplier Onboarding for Complex IPD Projects

  • Joseph Windover Construction Solutions Executive, The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Jacob Allard Construction Solutions Executive, The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Tim McDonough Construction Solutions Executive , The Sherwin-Williams Company


  • Analyzing the benefits of actively engaging with suppliers early on complex, fast paced projects of all scales
  • Identifying bestpractice for suppliers and IPD teams to work seamlessly and directly influence and advance project safety, simplify processes and improve speed to delivery
  • How the IPD model provides opportunities for ongoing collaboration and skills transfers into future projects

9:10 am Owner’s Perspective: Lifting the Lid on Our Transition to Integrated Project Delivery

  • Derek Tasch Health System Architect, Penn Medicine
  • Daryl Bodewin Director, Strategic Projects & Vice President, HDR Architecture
  • Richard Ryan Senior Vice President Operations, Balfour Beatty


  • Discussing why we believed that IPD was the right model of project delivery for our organization and how we managed to position this successfully with executive leadership to begin trialling novel approaches
  • Highlighting some of the foundational structures and philosophies that a client must have to be successful with IPD
  • Starting with an ‘R&D’ project to be able to prove the value of IPD to our company and understand where we needed to evolve and adapt processes to succeed at a program level

9:50 am
Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

10:30 am Breakouts: Discussing What it Takes for an Owner to Be Successful With IPD

  • John Zachara Vice President, Integrated Facilities Solutions


Following the morning’s opening sessions, these breakouts will give you the chance to reflect on what this means for you, and how you can use this information to help guide and influence your internal teams or external clients.
• Owners Roundtable: How can we set up our project managers with the skills to lead healthy, prosperous IPD projects?
• Enhancing the way we position and sell the opportunities of IPD with clients to help grow the community of engaged owners
• Evaluating the culture of your client to understand whether they will be successful with IPD

Navigating the Legal Landscape

11:10 am Panel: To Contract or Not to Contract, That is the Question?


  • Debating how much the contract can actually influence behavior of the entire project team: In what aspects does the IFoA level up IPD successes for those that are adopting it?
  • When employing the IFoA, how do you know who should be inside the contract from a trade perspective and how can this impact project success?
  • Evaluating when the IFoA may not make sense and how teams can work with their lawyers to explore other potential incentive clauses to enhance their existing contract

11:50 am Panel: Diving into the Changing Insurance Landscape & What That Means for Projects in the Pipeline


  • What are the inherent challenges for insurance providers in insuring an IPD project team?
  • Discussing what more IPD partners could be doing to help insurance providers gain the confidence and security they need that risk is appropriately mitigated
  • Benchmarking different approaches to try and combat the lack of PSLPs (Project Specific Liability Policies) on the market post pandemic, and still secure insurance coverage for large projects

12:30 pm
Lunch Break

Fast-Tracking Project Kick-Off

1:30 pm Completing a Robust, Efficient Validation Process to Ensure the Right Direction is Given to the Entire Project Team

  • Dick Bayer Vice President, Lean and IPD, Colliers Project Leaders


• Defining what the validation phase of a project is, what it is not, and how it supports IPD
• Underlining the steps that need to be taken and how teams can more effectively work together to achieve project validation in a short period of time
• Supporting your client to determine clear conditions of satisfaction to clarify what success looks like as a team
• Leveraging the outputs of validation to define key performance metrics that can be tracked and consistently adjusted throughout the project to keep everyone focused on the same end goal

2:10 pm The Takt Planning & Integrated Control


  • Takt Construction
  • Integrated Scheduling
  • Integrated Visual Systems
  • Takt & Operational Excellence
  • Integrated to What?

2:20 pm Breakouts: Hitting the Ground Running in Design & Preconstruction

  • Markku Allison Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Chandos Construction


Following the afternoon’s opening sessions, these breakouts will be an opportunity to share the successes and failures you have seen in fast-tracking project kick-off and evaluate when fast becomes too fast.

  • Creating a checklist of all the critical items to cover off at the very start of a project to put everyone on the same page and working as a unit
  • Helping every member of the team shake off their last project and quickly gain the right focus and mindset to provide maximum value to the owner
  • What are some of the risks of going too quickly in the mobilization and preconstruction phase and how can you ensure that you are tracking progress in such a way to flag when things begin to go too fast?

3:00 pm
Afternoon Refreshments

Building Robust Tracking & Communication Systems

3:30 pm Developing an Integrated Project Controls Program That Provides the Right Insight & Influence Over Project Progress


  • Establishing a comprehensive cost reporting system for your team and ensuring a thorough understanding of how all partners would accurately track and report costs upfront
  • Highlighting the difficulties of drawing together different business systems into one, and how you can work with your company’s finance team to adapt existing accounting processes
  • Assessing how data integrity can be established and maintained throughout the project: What are the additional resources and processes that can be put in place to monitor this, and what changes can each partner make?

4:10 pm Panel: Building the Right Tech Stack Across All Stakeholders to Maintain & Document All Communications Effectively

Chair: Nathan Wood
Executive Director, Construction Progress Coalition


  • Highlighting the features of various technology suites that are required to support an IPD project team that may not be so important on other project types
  • Identifying which tools on the market are most successful for an IPD program and how these can be integrated
  • Discussing how we have evolved our technology stack over the course of several projects to serve the needs of multiple teams and clients engaged with IPD: How do you get new users up to speed quickly with the different tools and integrations?

4:50 pm Understanding and Planning for Project Cycle Jumps to Improve Efficiency, Mitigate Risk & Strengthen Team Culture

  • Paul Martin Program Head, Advanced Studies in Active Estimating & Preconstruction Management, UC Davis
  • Jennifer Taylor Project Manager, HDR Engineering


  • Outlining what Cycle Jumps are and where they occur in IPD and Preconstruction process and highlighting the types of inefficiencies or risks that are associated with Cycle Jumps
  • How awareness of Cycle Jumps, within integrated team’s design and preconstruction process can strengthen team culture, mitigate risk, and contribute to a more reliable cost awareness of current-state design
  • Using IPD project examples to identify Cycle Jumps and how it contributed to team inefficiencies, added risk, and distracted workflow

5:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • Lynnell Crone Vice President, Alternative Contracts & Light Industrial, Bird Construction

5:40 pm End of Day One