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Upcoming Events

IPD Practitioners Forum - An IPDA Member Only Event

IPD Practitioners Forum - An IPDA Member Only Event
This new initiative by the IPDA will be held the first Friday of the month!
Friday, 3 September 2021 9:00 - 10:30 am (MDT) | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EDT)

*Note: Next Fourm will take place on Friday, September 3rd.

Patrick Taylor (WSP) and Rick Boates (Unitech Construction Management) will be facilitating this meeting of IPD Practioners. This forum will be an opportunity for practicing IPD team members from various projects to come together to discuss their ongoing projects complete with their +/Δs, opportunities to improve, tools they are using, and tap into an even larger brain trust for challenges faced.

Interested in attending? Email for further information on becoming a member of the IPDA. If your organization is already a member of the IPDA and we missed inviting you personally let us know and we will send you the information to join.

IPDA Annual Action Agenda Planning & AGM

IPDA Annual Action Agenda Planning & AGM
Save the Date - Further Details to Follow!
Tuesday, 26 October 2021

IPDA Fall 2021 IPD and Collaborative Construction Conference

IPDA Fall 2021 IPD and Collaborative Construction Conference
November 23rd & 24th, 2021!

To be delivered virtually over November 23rd and 24th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm PT / 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ET, this year's IPD Fall conference will focus on topics of interest such as:

  • IPD Cost Structure and Calculation of Overhead Costs
  • BIM, BIM tools and Recommended Best Practices
  • IPD and Sustainable Building Projects in Canada
  • Virtual Big Rooms – A Show and Tell, including lessons learned
  • Target Value Design

Call for presenters is currently open! 

If you are interested in presenting on one or more of the topics of interest please email us at for further details.

We encourage all, presenters and audience members alike, to save the dates and watch for updates here. Further information, including registration details, will be provided at a later date.



Many of our IPDA events delivered have been delivered virtually and are now accessible to IPDA Members through the Members Resources and Forum portal. If your organization is a member of the IPDA, you can use your work email address and create your own login to access these informative materials!

IPD RFPs: Start, Stop, Continue - Recorded on June 30, 2021 and now available to view on the Members Only portal

IPD RFPs: Start, Stop, Continue - Recorded on June 30, 2021 and now available to view on the Members Only portal
IPDA Webinar

Originally recorded on June 30, 2021, this moderated panel discussion was a Q & A format surrounding your questions on how to both create and respond to an RFP as well as candid discussions surrounding the Interview from both the Owner and the respondent perspectives.

Moderated by Ken Jaeger (KTJ Consulting) in his role as an IPDA Board Member, panelists include:

  • Trevor Jarvis, City of Edmonton
  • Paul Sprokay, Turner Construction
  • Colin Mueller, World Class Contracting
  • Martin Tite, GRC Architects
  • Michael Jackson, WSP Engineering

Log into the IPDA Members Only portal to view the recording now.

IPD Owners' Panel - The Live Encore

IPD Owners' Panel - The Live Encore
This Q & A panel discussion includes owner representatives from 5 different IPD projects candidly sharing their experiences.

Recorded April 1, 2021.

If you were able to attend the IPD: A Deeper Dive event brought to you by the IPDA, you would have witnessed the informative exchange of information between passionate Project Owners and their IPD experiences.

Feedback told us that the audience wanted more, so as we kick of our Webinar series of 2021 we are bringing back the Owner’s Panel to discuss 5 themed topics including:

  • Organizational Readiness or Impact
  • Expectation vs. Result
  • Procurement and Initiation
  • Approach to Contract
  • Importance of Culture

Panelists include:

  • Carly Norris, City of Kamloops
  • Ken Smith, Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Rick Pews, City of Barrie
  • Steven Innes, Canadian Nuclear Labs
  • Terri Gosine, Edmonton Public Schools
IPDA Update on Initiatives and Opportunity to Join a PIT - IPDA MEMBERS ONLY

IPDA Update on Initiatives and Opportunity to Join a PIT - IPDA MEMBERS ONLY
Friday, 12 March 2021 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (MTN) | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
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Having restructured some of our initiatives this year into PITs, this Members Only event is an opportunity to join a few of the IPDA Board Members for an update on the tasks identified to move forward, provide a chance to speak with some of your fellow IPD champions in person, make a connection and join the PIT that best suits your interests! 

Come  out and get involved - make the most of your IPDA Membership by rolling up your sleeves and taking advantage of an opportunity to volunteer and network with fellow IPD enthusiasts!

Buildings Week 2020

Buildings Week 2020
IPDA at Buildings Week

For more than 20 years, BUILDEX has been the driver of innovation and thought leadership for Alberta’s Architecture, Developer, Construction and Engineering professionals. Held virtually in 2020 as part of Buildings Week, BUILDEX continues to empower local professional communities with new knowledge, skills and education.

IPDA is a Supporting Association and Presenting Partner at Buildings Week 2020

  • Preview Week Sessions (Nov. 24 – Nov. 26)
  • Accredited Seminars & Expert Panels
  • Technical Presentations, Roundtable Discussions & Keynotes
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Speaker Break-out Sessions
  • And Much More!


Buildings Week | IPD: What Goes Wrong?

Buildings Week | IPD: What Goes Wrong?
Part of Buildings Week - Preview Week this Workshop Offers Continuing Education Credits | OAA 3; 3.0 AAA Structured LH

IPD is a method of delivery that incentivizes continuous improvement. This session will explore challenges commonly experienced on IPD projects. After a short introduction, participants will engage in facilitated breakout sessions to discuss selected topics: (1) Procurement and contracts, (2) project controls, (3) co-location and validation, and (4) team culture. Each group will explore what goes wrong on IPD projects and strategies used to recover or correct these issues. A summary of the findings will be presented by a panel of facilitators to end the session linking the discussion and strategies to the various research and tools available to support IPD adoption in the industry. Participants will gain insight into the agility and flexibility of IPD and what strategies can help harness this for the benefit of your project.

Delivered by: Craig Webber (President, IPDA), Kelly Fawcett (Board Member, IPDA), John Ford (Board Member, IPDA), Bill Lett (Board Member, IPDA)

Are you an IPDA Member? If so email for a member's only discount code for this exciting session!

*Limited Spots Available

IPD: A Deeper Dive - A Virtual Conference from IPDA

IPD: A Deeper Dive - A Virtual Conference from IPDA
Recorded Live on November 19, 2020

*Valid for 5 Structured Learning Hours with AAA*
Topics Covered:

  • Research: Barriers to IPD
  • IPD 101
  • Validation - Purpose and Keys to Success
  • Target Value Design - Purpose and Keys to Success
  • Owners + IPD - FAQs
  • IPD Contracts
  • IPD and Collaborative Construction in the Filed
  • Open Q + A with the Experts

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Keynote Speaker for the Annual Action Agenda Planning

Keynote Speaker for the Annual Action Agenda Planning
Originally Recorded Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Now Available on Members Only Portion of IPDA Website

This year’s value add to our annual event,  Shawn Kanungo, is a Disruption Strategist that connects with his audience to transform the typical webinar platform into an energetic jumping point motivating participants to transform our industry. 




Originally Recorded Friday, 25 September 2020

Now Available on Members Only Portion of IPDA Website

The research team from the University of British Columbia will present their findings as described in the "Owners' Perceived Barriers to Adoption of IPD in Canada" as published on the IPDA website at This is your opportunity to hear their methodology and results first hand and ask your questions.

As a reminder to our IPDA members, if you were unable to attend past online forums or you would like to watch one again, you can log into the Members Only portion of the IPDA website at your convenience to watch any of our last episodes in this series!



EPISODE #3 – Nordik Spa, Whitby ON

Originally Recorded Thursday, 04 June 2020

Now Available on Members Only Portion of IPDA Website

This is the third in a series of LIVE online forums and will showcase the Nordik Spa in Whitby, ON. This IPD project has a couple of unique characteristics:

  • A significant amount of design work had been done traditionally when it transferred over to a new IPD team
  • The core team was selected to do 3 projects and so it has allowed some unique metrics to be developed, tracking improved performance over multiple projects.
  • The team has seen the continuous improvement applied to some areas of the project like team selection and training.
  • Also, the team will touch on lessons learned from going through a full stoppage of construction and then restarting in response to Covid 19
  • Panelists include Dan Drouin (Groupe Nordik), Michael Jackson (WSP), John Ford (LEA) , Laura Plosz (Group2 Architecture) , Joe Perry (Chandos) 


Episode #2 – The Canada Games Aquatic Centre Upgrade, Kamloops BC

Originally Recorded Thursday, 21 May 2020

Now Available on Members Only Portion of IPDA Website

This is the second in a series of LIVE online forums and will showcase the Canada Games Aquatic Centre Upgrade in Kamloops, BC. This is a fairly unique IPD project to date as it is a renovation being completed by a public owner, the City of Kamloops. This is a project that, during Validation, identified two phases to allow for the City Counsel to make an informed decision about how to expand in the future and if it was the right choice to do so now while the team was mobilized  or come back to the site.

This session’s panelists will include 4 of the project team members; Matt Kachel (City of Kamloops), Bert De Bruin (Altapro Electric), Ian Chan (Stantec Mechanical) and Kristy Neish (WSP Structural). Panelists will provide their experience on this project including why the City of Kamloops would agree to a renovation project moving forward with the IPD method, the complexity of the project and how complex tasks of pricing and phasing were broken down and well understood to minimize risks typically associated with renos, rolling procurement and the tracking of moving parts to minimize the need for change orders. The team will also discuss specific elements that created a strong team culture allowing for resilience in responding to various outside forces.


Episode #1 – The Sudden Impact of Covid-19 on IPD

Originally Recorded Thursday, 30 April 2020

Now Available on Members Only Portion of IPDA Website

While travel and public gatherings are interrupted due to
COVID-19 restrictions, the IPDA will begin to host a series of online
meetings. For our first in the series, we will have two individuals
share some tools that they have seen quickly implemented for their
Dean Loewen of Altac Mechanical is currently working on the
Okotoks Arts and Learning Campus IPD project with Al Williams
of Mechwave Engineering. Al built a pull plan on Bluebeam
Studio and, together with Dean, they will show how the pull plan
session is able to be completed virtually. Dean will also discuss
how important it has become for teams to connect to individuals
on a personal basis as well in this time of added stress and
pressures and it’s impact on mental health.
Andrea Pelland of EcoAmmo will discuss challenges and
opportunities in facilitating high performance project teams and
workshops for major US institutions, as well as virtually facilitating
pull plans for Edmonton Public Schools IPD projects.
The format will be an hour long on-line discussion group utilizing
Zoom. Within that hour we will have 20 - 25 minutes hosted by
individuals introducing interesting topics, half an hour discussion
and Q & A. We will work to pull from participants what they
feel would be helpful at the next one and choose the next forum
date and time. Bring your questions and your ideas! Join the

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