8:00 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Sustaining True Collaboration & Continuous Improvement

8:10 am Maintaining Your Culture Through Effective, Continuous On- Boarding


  • Highlighting where the key pain points are with the turnover of personnel on large, complex projects and the threats this poses to lean culture and behaviors
  • Spotlighting some of the most successful onboarding initiatives midproject to both extend and sustain your culture with new stakeholders and construction personnel
  • Bridging the gap between the existing team and new players: What are some of the best activities to acclimate the entire team together and establish mutual trust and investment in project success, without causing disruption to project progress?
  • Demonstrating the impact on project success when continuous onboarding is successfully defined and executed throughout James Scheer

8:50 am Case Study: Introducing a New Team to the Integrated Project Delivery Model to Build the First IPD Bridge Project in North America – The Kingston Third Crossing Project


  • Reviewing the set up and education of the team: What did we learn early on with a brand new team to IPD that other new sectors may also be able to learn from?
  • Discussing the techniques and leadership needed to maintain the collaborative team culture in IPD, how to get back on track when traditional behaviors creep in
  • Discovering the right tools and systems for our project from the toolbox, and how these were used to establish and maintain the right rhythm on the project
  • Discussing the hurdles with scheduling in the early stages of the project and how the team managed to work together to get back on track and minimize future repercussions for shared profits

9:30 am Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Tools to Drive Continuous Improvement On Projects

  • Jessica Kelley Director of Integrated Project Delivery, Merck
  • Dave Hagan Executive Director of Continuous Improvement, Devenney Group
  • Katie Wells Director of Lean Construction, Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Jim Walker Superintendent, PCL Construction


  • Reinforcing the value of learning with all team members to ensure continuous improvement is at the heart of your team’s culture
  • Discussing various methodologies for engaging and supporting teams to execute continuous improvement on their projects
  • Translating learnings into corrective action: How do we take teams beyond a lessons learned exercize to result in incremental improvements to projects, as well as program improvements from project to project?

10:10 am
Morning Refreshments

Tools to Facilitate High-Performing Teams

10:40 am Working Groups: Opening the Lean Toolbox: Determining the Best Tools to Facilitate Teams of Different Experience Levels


In these working groups facilitated by Annmarie Thurnquist, we will review the full spectrum of lean tools and decision-making methodologies available to support teams. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss how to determine the best tools for different project types, complexities, and sophistication of project teams. How do we ensure teams see these tools as something adaptable for their needs and not feel constrained by the desire to ‘do it right’?

11:20 am Panel: Translating the Culture, Tools & Systems of IPD to More Popular Contract Types to Improve Overall Construction Project Delivery


  • Defining the difference between IPD-Lite and Progressive Design Build or Collaborative GMP: Where is the line between IPD and other forms of project delivery?
  • Identifying the fundamental philosophies and practices adopted by Pure IPD projects that can be leveraged without the support of an IFoA to improve collaborative project delivery across our industry
  • What tools and systems adapt more readily to Design-Build vs GMP vs CMAR and how can you begin to introduce these effectively to inexperienced project teams?

12:00 pm Redefining Standards, Expectations & the Boundaries of Innovation With Collaborative Modelling

  • Josh Mercado Director, BIM & Technology Integration, The Boldt Company


  • Revealing how the team upgraded our BIM execution plan to take our project to the next level, moving to a federated model deliverable
  • Mapping out how we coordinated and managed the virtual environment to support collaboration and innovation: What were the challenges and how were they be overcome?
  • Evaluating cutting-edge tools and technologies coming to the market to enhance BIM adoption and how these are having a marked impact on design innovation

12:40 pm
Lunch Break

Exploring the Future of Integrated Project Delivery

1:40 pm Panel: Harnessing Lessons Learned From Virtual Collaboration in the Past Year & What That Means for the Future Facilitation of IPD Projects


  • Discussing the benefits realized in collaborating virtually over the past year and how that can inform better options for program delivery for clients and team members in the future
  • Benchmarking the best and most innovative collaboration tools discovered by teams to facilitate remote collaboration
  • Sharing lessons learned to more successfully facilitate remote and hybrid meetings and maximize engagement with all team members
  • Addressing the potential for the future of a hybrid workforce and what this means for successful IPD teams: What tasks can be effectively facilitated virtually vs in person, at what stage of the project, and how might they come together to provide a hybrid model for success?

2:20 pm Working Groups: What More Needs to Be Done to Grow Multi- Party Contracting, IPD as a Delivery Model & the Pool of Experienced Partners to Enhance Adoption in Our Industry?


  • How can we, as practitioners of IPD, improve education, awareness, and mobilize other designers and contractors to promote IPD with more owners?
  • Evaluating the evolution of CMAR and Design-Build projects within our industry, the triggers for growth, and the lessons that can be learned by our community to accelerate adoption
  • How can we further reduce barriers to entry and incentivize new partners and trades to pursue IPD to expand industry expertise?
  • Facilitated by Jeannine Tse and Deon Wilner

3:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

3:10 pm End of Conference