Integrated Project Delivery

The Agricultural Engineering Building project was implemented through Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).  This was the first Penn State major project being handled through this approach.  The fundamental idea is that all participants are in on the project as a team from the beginning – including the customer (ABE and Penn State), the architects, the engineers, the contractors, etc.  This creates an environment where all parties share the rewards and risks of the project, but in theory should greatly increase the communications and the efficiency of the project from the very beginning.

IPD partners:

  • ABE department - users
  • Penn State University and Office of Physical Plant – owners and users
  • EYP - architects and designers
  • DPR - construction
  • MMC - mechanical
  • Lighthouse - electrical
  • Sweetland Engineering - site logistics and stormwater management