See below a series of links on IPD, VDC and BIM generally.  Interestingly, this information comes from a contract / legal perspective:

Article Moving Design-Build closer to IPD
PDF IPD Framework
PDF Integrated Project Delivery: The Game Changer
PDF IPD Teams: Creation, Organization and Management
PDF Using a design-build contract for Lean Integrated Project Delivery
PDF Building Information Modeling: Look Both Ways Before You Leap
PDF Diagram of BIM Elements
PDF Diagram of BIM Elements (Interactive)
PDF How IPD Can Help Your Project Succeed
PDF Every marriage—and project—needs a honeymoon
PDF Comparison of Integrated Project Delivery Agreements (Summary)
PDF Motivation and Incentives in Relational Contracts
PDF Negotiating an Integrated Project Delivery Agreement
Video IPD Video Series – Part 1
Video IPD Video Series – Part 2
Video IPD Video Series – Part 3
Video IPD Video Series – Part 4
Video IPD Video Series – Part 5
Video IPD Video Series – Part 6
PDF Comparison of Integrated Project Delivery Agreements
PDF IPD Standard Agreement – Profit Deferred Until Final Completion
PDF Rethinking the “G” in GMP: Why Estimated Maximum Price Contracts Make Sense on Collaborative Projects
PDF Executive Summary of IFOA – Integrated Form of Agreement
PDF Alternative Project Delivery Methods for Public Works Projects in California
PDF Managing Integrated Project Delivery
PDF Building Information Modeling: A Framework for Collaboration

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First of all, this was a bit too funny not to share:

Finally!  I am now subscribed to BIM itself!  What will this new entity reveal?  Has BIM become self-aware?

Enough of that…

From the BIM/IPD [AUS] website:
The Australian Institute of Architects and Consult Australia formed a BIM and IPD Steering Group in mid-2011 with participation of leading experts from architecture, engineering and construction. The purpose of this group is to develop resources and guidelines for practitioners in the Australian building industry. The Steering Group has formed four Working Groups with focus on particular themes to jointly produce material that will be managed and updated via this website.

There are a few handy resource pages, including the following:


This interesting article appeared on AUGI recently.  It likens building procurement with what it takes to raise a child … an allegory that, while seeming a little far-fetched, it does seem to carry through quite consistently.  Here are a few quotes:

We are doing this collaboration trick together on multi-gazillion dollar projects, based on the rudimentary idea that we all, to some degree, use the same definition. To me that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. BIM was supposed to make all this more easy. We were supposed to make the entire design and build process less prone to errors. Yet, while we were doing our thing for a few hundred years with those awful “traditional” methods, at least it was clear who did what, how, and when.

When we look at the design process from first conceptual design (birth) to being construction-ready (graduation), we, the professionals in the AEC industry, need to teach our buildings.

The BIM philosophy states that we should do this as a continuous process with a regular addition of skills without gaps or dropoffs.

To do that, we need an educational plan, called a BIM Execution Plan, which defines who does what, when, where and how; and perhaps most importantly, illustrates the ways in which all these elements are tied together.

IPD is a logical next step, where we get one team of teachers to work the educational plan throughout the entire process of growing up. When you use IPD to nurture a building, the BIM-E/BEP is called an IPDP.

Parenting Your Design – BIM & IPD | AUGI

Check out the following page to revisit the report. You can download interviews in mp3 format to listen to at your leisure.

In essence: “One of AIA’s 2009 Integrated Practice Discussion Group’s (IPDiG) projects involves revisiting the “Report on Integrated Practice” released during the 2006 AIA National Convention in Los Angeles…”

Thanks to Eddy Krygiel at ArchTech.