Within the traditional procurement system, level of achievement of client and contractor objectives may vary depending on the type of procurement used. This may further create a gap between the expected and actual performance of the project. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is the modern development of the procurement systems in the industry where collaborative innovation is the path used to achieve the goals of a project. Appreciable characteristics and benefits of this concept convert the construction industry towards it. It is observed that United States of America is the first to develop and implement this concept specially focusing on the public sector. 

Although, the concept is not yet popular around the world, it is likely that the clients will demand for it in future due to economic and managerial advantages it brings. Thus, it is important that an industry be prepared to adapt the system as and when the need arises. Identifying this need, a literature synthesis on requisites and barriers for successful implementation of IPD is presented in this paper. The findings shall become valuable source for any construction industry to assess their readiness and take necessary steps to be ready to implement IPD system successfully.


Keywords: Procurement, Integrated Project Delivery, IPD, Construction.



Jayasena, H. S., & Senevirathna, N. S. (2012). Adaptability of Integrated Project Delivery in a Construction Industry. World Construction Conference 2012 – Global Challenges in Construction Industry (pp. 188-195). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka

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