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Overview of Services

Integrated Project Delivery is a highly effective method for delivering complex projects. Harnessing the knowledge and skill of the entire design and construction team, IPD overcomes many of the dysfunctions documented by the Construction Users Roundtable, the World Economic Forum, McKinsey Global Institute and others. Hanson Bridgett attorneys were at the inception of IPD, helping draft the American Institute of Architects, California Council’s ground breaking IPD: A Working Definition (2007 and 2016 update), the American Institute of Architects’ IPD Guide and the definitive text, Integrating Project Delivery published by Wiley in 2017. In addition, Hanson Bridgett attorneys have served as advisory or steering committee members for IPD research projects and white papers.

Services Offered

  • Consultation regarding use of  IPD
  • Consultation regarding use of BIM
  • Lead IPD Workshops pre-contract and for contract negotiation
  • Preparation of IPD Agreements and related legal documents
  • Insurance counseling
  • Serve as project counsel providing legal services and advice to project team
  • Serve as project facilitator assisting team in managing IPD project
  • Serve as counsel to party in an IPD project

Not only have Hanson Bridgett attorneys paved the way in IPD, they have executed far more projects than any other firm. By 2018, the Hanson Bridgett IPD team had structured more than 135 pure IPD projects and many other projects that applied IPD principles to design/build or CM at Risk projects. These projects, located across the United States, Canada and abroad have included:

  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics and Medical Office Buildings
  • Biotech and Pharmaceutical Facilities
  • World Class Theme Park Attractions
  • Semi-conductor Manufacturing
  • Data Centers
  • Software and Tech Facilities
  • Financial Service Headquarters
  • University Facilities (Residences, Labs, Performing Arts Centers)
  • High Schools and other Secondary Education Facilities
  • First Responders Support Facilities
  • Process and Logistics Facilities
  • Net Zero/LEED Platinum Facilities
  • Historic Renovations
  • Multi-use Development
  • Commercial and Office Buildings

Although IPD is characterized as a project delivery method, it is most often used in conjunction with Lean principles and processes and utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM). Here, too, Hanson Bridgett attorneys have taken the lead working with the National Institute of Building Sciences on BIM standards, serving on NBIMS sub-committees, and presenting and participating in Lean Construction Institute programs.

Hanson Bridgett is proud of its leadership in disciplines that can transform the AEC industry, delivering better value to project sponsors, stakeholders, and the design and construction team.


Key Contact

Howard Ashcraft
Howard Ashcraft
San Francisco, CA

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