WITH DECADES of combined training and experience, our project team here at Tucker Paving, Inc., is a very talented, creative, and resourceful one. The members have just about seen it all in the world of local construction; they know what works in project planning, design, and delivery, and they know what doesn’t work.

In the Services section of our website, we have a tab for Design-Build Assistance, where we state how we can help in this phase of almost any construction project, be it large or small or public or private. Here’s how we put it on the Web:

“Integrative Project Delivery … Tucker Paving has been involved (in) and is familiar with the IPD approach.

“Tucker Paving, Inc., has the capabilities to assist its customers through all of their budgeting. When the need arises, Tucker Paving has the knowledge and the creativity to come up with possible value engineering solutions on projects that are over budget.”

Yes, you read that correctly. In addition to starting fresh with design-build services on any new construction project, our planning and project-delivery professionals can jump right into the middle of a shaky project — one that’s over budget and behind schedule — thoroughly examine and evaluate the situation, and develop a plan to put it on a firm foundation again.

As for integrative project delivery, or IPD, a couple of definitions might be helpful for explanation and description.

First, from Wikipedia, as borrowed from the American Institute of Architects:

“Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a collaborative alliance of people, systems, business structures, and practices into a process that harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.”

And, from The Associated General Contractors of America:

“IPD … is a delivery methodology that fully integrates project teams in order to take advantage of the knowledge of all team members to maximize the project outcome. Integrated project delivery is the highest form of collaboration because all three parties (owner, architect, constructor) are aligned by a single contract.”

In a nutshell, IPD is all about maximizing productivity in all phases of a construction or other kind of project and delivering the highest possible quality at the lowest possible cost. The IPD philosophy and delivery method have their roots in the Toyota automobile company’s quality-focused Toyota Production System, the Wikipedia site reports.

For more about how Tucker Paving can put its excellent project team and the IPD design-build approach to work for you, give us a call at 863-299-2262.