IPD AND LEAN
Integrated Project Delivery/Lean Construction with Target
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a relatively new term, but it’s one that Target knows well. While the terminology is new, the concept is anything but.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) defines IDP as “a project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.”
IPD is transforming what was once a fragmented construction process into a more productive system where all project stakeholders including the owner, architect, construction manager, engineers, general contractor and subcontractors are engaged at all stages of the project. This collaboration increases accountability, instills ownership and taps into the power of groupthink from project inception to completion.
Target has always recognized the power of IPD to achieve lean construction, which focuses on increasing productivity, reducing waste and delivering a superior project to the owner. Lean construction is a natural fit for Target.
While the terminology is new, the principles they reflect have always been in focus for us. From our inception, Target has valued project team collaboration, reducing waste and increasing productivity.