IPD - A Lawyer's Perspective
Howard Ashcraft introduces the Integrated Project Delivery ‘‘IPD” approach as something that has been successfully used in the United States and the United Kingdom, and something to be considered by Canadian lawyers and their clients. This article provides a detailed and practical approach to IPD contract negotiation, based on experience drawn from over fifty IPD projects. Following his introduction, As- chraft outlines the potential structure and process for successful IPD collaborative negotiations, and addresses the fundamental paradigm shift required for all parties to understand the key points and goals of IPD. Crucial differences between IPD concepts and those of the more traditional and familiar project approaches are noted.