1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery

Edited By Derek Walker, Steve Rowlinson Copyright 2020

    The concept of integrated project delivery (IPD) has evolved as a result of the need for highly expert teams of people to collaborate to deliver extremely complex projects, to manage expectations about delivery speed, changes in governance standards and to take advantage of and manage expectations raised by rapid advances in technology. All this demands effective change management. This is the first Handbook to contextualise and thematically explore the concept with an emphasis on rigorous practical and theoretical validation.

    The Handbook is divided into five sections, each with a focus on several interconnected themes including:

    • An introduction to IPD concepts.
    • The foundational elements and characteristics of IPD.
    • People, culture and collaboration as key ingredients to successful and effective IPD.
    • Technology and process aspects of relational contracting forms such as IPD.
    • New and relevant perspectives to IPD that have received scant attention to date.
    • Aspects and emerging issues that are rarely consciously considered in traditional project delivery due to the commercial imperative that drives firms and client organisations.

    The Handbook offers both discussions of these key themes, and also in-depth research into construction and other industry project procurement and delivery that spans decades. In addition, the Handbook presents ‘best’ and ‘better’ practice, but also includes insights into cutting-edge experimental developments in technology and practices where proof of concept is currently being developed into emerging practice. Contributing authors in this Handbook collaborate with the co-editors to draw together an integrated set of chapters that align to deliver a coherent narrative of the IPD concept. It is an invaluable reference for practitioners and academics alike, and useful as core course content for numerous degree programs of study and professional development courses.


    Introduction and Context

    Walker & Rowlinson


    Characteristics of IPD: A Collaboration Framework Overview

    Derek H.T. Walker & Beverley Lloyd-Walker


    The Global State of Play of IPD

    Derek Walker & Steve Rowlinson


    Value from an IPD perspective

    Steve Rowlinson & Derek Walker


    The Role of the Client

    Steve Rowlinson & Derek Walker


    Thinking systemically to mobilise IPD capability

    Bronte van der Hoorn, Jonathan Whitty, and Derek Walker


    Where is IPD coming from and where is it going to?

    Leins Wang and Steve Rowlinson


    The role of IPD in facilitating design thinking and creativity

    Derek Walker & Steve Rowlinson


    Foundational elements of the IPD Collaboration Framework

    Derek Walker, Beverley Lloyd-Walker


    IPD from a culture perspective

    Derek Walker & Steve Rowlinson


    Knowledge, Skills, Attributes and Experience (KSAE) for IPD-Alliancing task motivation

    Derek Walker and Beverley Lloyd-Walker


    People, Careers and IPD Human Resource Management

    Beverley Lloyd-Walker, Lynn Crawford, Erica French and Derek H.T. Walker


    IPD from a participant trust and commitment perspective

    Peter Davis, Derek Walker


    IPD from a stakeholder perspective

    Kirsi Aaltonen, Martina Huemann, Christof Kier, Pernille Eskerod, and Derek Walker


    Behavioural elements of the IPD Collaboration Framework

    Derek Walker, Beverley Lloyd-Walker


    The new role for emerging digital technology to facilitate IPD and improve collaboration: a disruptive innovation perspective

    Newton, S., Lowe, R., Rowlinson, S. and Walker, D. H. T.


    IPD from a Lean Supply Chain Management Perspective

    Derek Walker and Juri Matinheikki


    IPD Facilitating Innovation Diffusion

    Peter E.D. Love and Derek H.T. Walker


    IPD Governance Implications

    Bjørn Andersen, Ole Jonny Klakegg, Derek H.T. Walker


    Information Management in the Built Environment

    Duzgun Agdas, Marc Miska, Shoeb Ahmed Memon, Steve Rowlinson and Derek H. T. Walker


    Processes and means elements of the IPD Collaboration Framework

    Derek Walker, Beverley Lloyd-Walker


    Integrating Capital Project Delivery: An Activity Theory Based Approach

    Richard James Synott, Steve Rowlinson, Derek Walker


    IPD from an Ethics Perspective

    Beverley-Lloyd Walker, Derek Walker


    Design and Construction for Operability

    Brian Aitkin and Steve Rowlinson


    IPD and safety management: a productive combination

    Steve Rowlinson


    IPD Performance and Incentive Management

    Derek Walker and Steve Rowlinson


    IPD and TOC Development

    Derek Walker and Alan McCann


    An IPD approach to disaster recovery

    Erica Mulowayi and Derek Walker


    Derek H. T. Walker is Emeritus Professor, RMIT University, School of Property, Construction and Project Management in Melbourne Australia. He has been actively publishing from his research work in this area. His first book in this area, specifically in the project procurement and delivery field, had its focus on research results from an extensive longitudinal study of the Australian National Museum project, which was a first for an Australian institutional building project alliance (Walker and Hampson, 2003). That book was followed by Procurement Systems – A Cross Industry Project Management Perspective (Walker and Rowlinson, 2008a). In 2015 he co-authored Collaborative Project Procurement Arrangements (Walker and Lloyd-Walker, 2015), which reported on a global study of alliancing and related similar project delivery forms. He has also collaborated with others writing many book chapters, journal and conference papers. He received the 2018 International Project Management Association research excellence award for lifetime achievement in project management.

    Steve Rowlinson is Chair Professor (Construction Project Management) at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture. He has been coordinator of the CIB W092 working commission on Procurement Systems since its inception in 1990 and has co-organised numerous conferences and symposia in this capacity. He has also been co-author on a number of books in this field, for example the seminal text Procurement Systems – A Guide to Best Practice in Construction (Rowlinson and McDermott, 1999), Procurement Systems – A Cross-Industry Project Management Perspective (Walker and Rowlinson, 2008a) and more recently New Forms Of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century (Jefferies and Rowlinson, 2016). He has co-authored many book chapters, journal and conference papers.

    'In this new handbook Derek Walker and Steve Rowlinson provide an invaluable and comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Integrated Project Delivery. Drawing on their own extensive experience, together with that of a stellar cast of expert co-authors, they examine the collaborative forms of delivery that can bring together people, processes, structures and practices to transform project delivery. This is a thought-provoking text that challenges industry practice as much as it describes it. It is essential reading for both students and exponents of contemporary forms of project delivery.' - Professor Andy Dainty, Dean of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK

    'Integrated project delivery (IPD) is perhaps the latest nirvana of construction procurement. The term is celebrated globally as the enlightened way forward, and yet at the same time defies universal definition. This edited handbook brings badly needed precision to the shifting sands of the current debate. Derek Walker and Steve Rowlinson are hugely experienced authors with global connectivity. They have pulled together a rich tapestry of contributions which provides an essential benchmark for informed discussion.' - Stuart D. Green, Professor of Construction Management, University of Reading, UK