Advanced Project Management: Integrated Project Delivery

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Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a construction delivery method that leverages a number of current trends to increase productivity and the speed of project delivery. This interactive online course will teach you about the importance of IPD’s foundation of relational contracts, as well as the main ingredients that include a high-level of communications and collaboration and a no-fault work environment, from project charette through building commissioning. You will also learn about the roles that lean construction processes and building information modeling play in performing, as well as recognize that IPD has many of the traits of construction delivery systems that are compatible with green building certification systems. (Advanced - 2 hours).


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Integrated Project Delivery and explain the main components of this method, recognizing its difference from traditional project delivery methods.
  • List the eight steps of the typical integrated project process and describe what each step entails.
  • Recognize the importance of team activities, quality of work and services, the management of risk, and the roles and responsibilities of the key actors in success Integrated Project Delivery efforts.
  • Describe what lean processes and building information modeling are and explain its role in Integrated Project Delivery.

Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP

Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP, is a senior civil engineer and program management practitioner, adjunct professor, author and podcaster.  His experience in infrastructure engineering, program delivery, facility management, leadership and international cooperation spans the globe with more than two decades in the military, civil service and the private sector and is shared routinely through his writings.

Over Knutson’s career, he’s developed core skills to effectively lead teams and organizations, negotiate on projects and programs, and achieve success on high-stake infrastructure projects for clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

Knutson is a U.S. Air Force civil engineer officer and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters, Business Administration from Colorado State University. You'll find his writings on Blog, The Engineering Career Coach and General Leadership websites. He is also the co-host of the popular Engineering Career Coach - cited by Forbes as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals – and the Civil Engineering podcast.  He currently lives near Cambridge, England.


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