Lean Construction & Integrated Project Delivery

Visit our Lean / IPD Resource Library to discover how we maximize value through processes, tools and collaboration.

Lean Construction
As a champion of lean construction and founding member of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada, Graham uses lean construction tools and techniques to enhance project delivery. We challenge ourselves and project partners to view a project holistically and through collaboration, identify how the team can operate more efficiently.

One tool we use in our lean projects is the “Last Planner” scheduling system. It enables the team to plan the project in such a way that produces predictable workflows and rapid learning. All of which saves time.

By implementing lean tools and techniques, we deliver more efficient, effective and economic projects, in a more timely manner.

Integrated Project Delivery
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a contractual model that reduces waste, delivers exceptional value. By encouraging early collaboration amongst all stakeholders - owners, designers, construction teams and subtrades – the collective team can do what’s right for the project, rather than what works best for just one group.

Key components of IPD include:

  • Multi-party agreements that outline all parties’ duties to the project and to each other. Profits and risks are shared and there may be bonuses for achieving the owner’s objectives.
  • A leadership regime that emphasizes openness, trust, respect and collaborative decision making.
  • Access to information, usually web-based, with an emphasis on BIM to ensure all parties have the ability to provide input. Lean tools and techniques will also be used.
  • Processes that set measurable objectives for improvement over traditional projects. There will be multi-day, multi-company workshops that will embrace innovation and set strict goals for the project.

Having successfully completed numerous IPD projects, we have the experience and collaborative mindset to deliver maximum value.