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Introduction to Integrative Project Delivery

GBCI: 0910000402

Learn what Integrative Project Delivery is, what it takes to succeed, the theory behind it, and the difference from Traditional Project Delivery.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4, v2009

Published on: June 04, 2014

Average: 3 (6 votes)


The participants of this course will learn what Integrative Project Delivery is. They will understand what it takes to make it succeed, the theory behind it, and how it differs from Traditional Project Delivery. The participant will also learn about things to consider and to watch out for when building sustainable buildings.


  1. Verify what Integrative Project Delivery is
  2. Define what a Charrette or Design Team meeting is and how they are conducted
  3. Distinguish between Traditional Project Delivery and Integrative Project Delivery
  4. Apply the concepts behind Integrative Project Delivery
  5. Summarize the basic steps for Integrative Project Delivery
  6. Understand the basic concept of Building Commissioning and how it applies to your project
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GreenSpring Institute™, LLC
Taylor, PA
United States


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8 commentsLeave a comment

S.Architect, Dar Al-Handasah


Principal, Kahler Slater

This is the worst online course I have ever taken, and I would not recommend it to anyone. The information was generic and in many cases inaccurate. It was rambling and poorly organized, and the presenter lacked real world knowledge of the subject matter. Please remove this from your course offerings.

President, GreenSpring Institute™, LLC

Matthew, we realize that our courses will not meet everyone's expectations and this course was developed using the AIA documents on IPD along with real world experience. I would appreciate it if you would elaborate on what you think is inaccurate information. We strive to make our courses worthwhile and we appreciate all feedback. As you can see, this course was marketed as an Introduction to the IPD process and has been well received with the exception of your comments. Please provide us with feedback so we can continue to improve our courses.

US Air Force

Good introduction to sustainable facilities.

International Environmental Policy - Grad Student, CBRE
Pro Reviewer

The content of the course was very simple and accurate and contribute to fulfill its learning objectives in a very easy way to understand. The course does belong to a basic level of LEED-knowledge.
From the learner experience, I would suggest to take this course to all of the professionals who are just getting familiar with LEED and its basic concepts (Building information Modeling, Commissioning Process, Pre-Design Phase Activites and so forth). Integrated Project Delivery has been considered a very important procedure before LEED v4 was launched, but now its importance becomes more notorious when the process is now a credit with his own category in all of the LEED v4 Rating Systems. For this, it is vital for the effectiveness of the whole LEED Certification and Documentation Process to follow the Integrative Project Delivery from the earliest stages of the project and this course helps with making this clear.

Director of Sustainability, North Shore LIJ Health System
Pro Reviewer

A basic intro into sustainable buildings. The presentation over emphasizes the use of BIM, making it feel that this is the only way to utilize IPD. Further, there is a fundamental misinterpretation of Value Engineering indicating that this process is harmful to a project and merely cost cutting. Use of Value Engineering should be a mainstay of successful IPD throughout the project informing team members of all aspects of a product or system's life cycle.

Architect USGBC Faculty, Greenscape, LLC
Pro Reviewer

This course is a simple overview of some new aspects of the design and construction industry - specifically Integrative Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). It contains good, basic information on LEED and "general considerations before you build", which would be especially helpful to contractors and those on the construction side of the industry. The course discusses one method of doing IPD, though other methods exist, so do not be dismayed if you don't fit the model described exactly. The "soft skills" (i.e., dealing with project team members, designating single PM among many, encouragement of each other, collaboration and sharing information) are the most valuable part of the discussion and could be applied to most projects and teams.

Sustainability Consultant, New Leaf Sustainability Consulting
Pro Reviewer

This is a good intro to basic terms and concepts in sustainable building design and construction, including integrative project delivery. Those new to integrative project delivery, BIM, commissioning, and third party green building rating systems will benefit from this course. The presentation is covers several rating systems in addition to LEED and provides several additional resources within the slides.

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