Skanska USA Building is nearing completion of its largest Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Project in the US: The 465,000 square foot Inspira Health Network Medical Center in Mullica Hill, NJ. The $365 million project is scheduled to be completed in November 2019.
Other GBCA members are also working on this project:
- Madison Concrete Construction
- Philadelphia D&M
- Revolution Recovery
Construction Dive spoke with Rebecca Pizzi, Skanska USA VP of Operations, about how IPD helped minimize issues and challenges on the project.
From Construction Dive:
Under IPD, the Skanska team is working collaboratively with Array Architects and Leach Wallace Associates. IPD, which brings the design, construction management and owners together in the same contract, is a highly collaborative approach designed to maximize project outcomes and increase efficiency, Skanska USA Vice President of Operations Rebecca Pizzi told Construction Dive.
CONSTRUCTION DIVE: Why did the project team decide to use an IPD approach?
PIZZI: Inspira Health understood the collaborative benefits of IPD early on and selected a project team that had experience working outside of a traditional delivery approach. By integrating people, systems, business structures and practices into a shared process, IPD can help reduce waste and maintain full transparency regarding costs and schedule, which was a priority for Inspira Health.
CONSTRUCTION DIVE:How has this delivery method helped to overcome issues?
PIZZI: The IPD team collectively developed a schedule based on milestones, often overlapping, to make the flow from design to construction as streamlined as possible. This collective schedule allowed design and construction to work hand-in-hand, enabling the team to address inefficiencies early on and design only what was needed to accommodate the work-in-place schedule.