Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a constantly improving approach to project delivery. Forward thinking owners, architects, and contractors like Grunau have long questioned the traditional processes of construction project delivery. Low-bid, plan/spec projects often create a climate where all parties try to protect their own interests in order to turn a profit. That climate has predictable consequences: decreased worker productivity, lengthened project schedules, and construction costs that are constantly on the rise.
On IPD projects, the individual’s success can only go as far as the entire team’s success; everyone succeeds (or fails) together. IPD projects are based on a foundation of collaboration, teamwork, and looking out for the best interest of the group. From the owner to the trade partners, everyone is a stakeholder in ensuring that the construction process is a success. Grunau’s core values align closely with the values of this process, and as such, we have been involved with successful IPD projects.
In many ways, the IPD approach is a reflection of Grunau’s own philosophy. We consider ourselves a resource to our customers instead of a mere commodity. IPD projects give Grunau the opportunity to do what we do best: bring value to our customers. We utilize tools like Pull Planning and Last Planner to achieve the customer’s goals. Grunau’s IPD track record is one of delivering a quality/usable product to our customer while coming in under our budgeted costs.
This track record, combined with our internal culture of continuous improvement, places Grunau at the forefront of prospective fire protection contractors on IPD projects.
Contact us when you are starting to plan a project using Integrated Project Delivery or lean construction methods to learn how we can be a valuable part of your team.