Integrated product delivery requires close and continuous integration between the client/owner with designer and construction teams through the early phases of planning. This strategy for leveraging technology in order to optimize the return on investment can eliminate the risks of costly change orders and attendant schedule slippage.

Through IPD, owners can optimize the ROI for the entire life cycle of their project:

When stakeholders are integrated under IPD, everyone has a common goal of project success. Because that success is in their interest, they willingly contribute value-adding effort. Sometimes the most efficient approach may cause one department to do more work — such as revising a large set of drawings — so that the overall project can be completed efficiently. In the conventional format of separate silos, the affected group would insist on a change order.

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