The construction industry has suffered a productivty decline since the 1960's while all other non-farm industries ahve experienced increases. The problems in contemporary construction include buildings that are behind schedule and over budget as well as adverse relations among the owner, general contractor and architect. Utilizing ideas developed by Toyota in their 'Toyota Production System' and computer technology advances (BIM Modeling), IPD methodology is designed to solve these key construction problems in a systematic manner.
The new focus in IPD is the final value created for the owner of the finished building. Raher than each partcipant focusing exclusively on their part of construction without considering the implications on the whole process, the IPD method brings all participants together early with collaborative incentives to maximize value for the owner.
IPD Goals = Design Out Overburden + Design Out Inconsistency + Eliminating Waste