AACE Seattle April Meeting
Please join us for networking and technical education with AACE Seattle.
Social Hour is 5:30 - 6:30pm
Dinner is 6:30-7:15pm
Presentation will be from 7:15-8:30pm
Lindsey Pflugrath,attorney at Skellenger Bender, P.S., will introduce the origins of IPD, analyze the principles of IPD and standard IPD contract terms, and compare the advantages of IPD to traditional delivery.
The Unites States Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that the construction industry has actually decreased in productivity since 1964, while all other non-farming industries have increased in productivity by over 200%. The Construction Users Roundtable has characterized the inefficiencies experienced in typical construction projects as artifacts of a construction process fraught by lack of cooperation and poor information integration. Owners want more effective construction processes, which result in delivery of projects on time and on budget in a less adversarial environment.
The goal of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is to design, build, and operate as efficiently as possible by investing heavily in the pre-design and design phases of construction, as well as providing a structure for risk and profit sharing for all team members. IPD relies on a collaborative team including the architect, owner, engineers and constructors to share information and expertise as the project is developed. The free flow of information in a no-blame environment reduces later revisions to design documents, reduces inefficiencies, helps to anticipate sequencing and constructability issues, and encourages decisions for the betterment of the project and not individual gain. IPD is based on trust and teamwork, and has been viewed by many in the construction industry with skepticism.
Lindsey Pflugrath is an attorney at Skellenger Bender, P.S. Lindsey graduated with honors from the University of Iowa , and obtained her juris doctorate degree from the University of Iowa School of Law. A Midwest native, Lindsey relocated to Seattle five years ago to join the civil litigation group at Skellenger Bender. Lindsey focuses her practice in the areas of design professional defense, construction law, and commercial litigation. She is co-chair of the Ethics Committee for AIA Seattle, and is a frequent presenter on legal issues affecting design professionals.
The member price for this event is $30 if you register by April 5, $35 for last minute registration. Non members pay $40 (early) and $45 (after April 8).
Doubletree Guest Suites
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188
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