Foundational elements of the IPD Collaboration Framework

Authored by: Derek H. T. Walker , Beverley Lloyd-Walker

Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138736689
eBook ISBN: 9781315185774
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Chapter 2 presented an overview of the Collaboration Framework in broad terms. Three components of the Collaboration Framework were illustrated in Figure 2.2, comprising platform facilities, behaviours and processes, routines and means together with the 16 elements of the framework (Walker and Lloyd-Walker, 2015). This chapter is focussed on the first component of the framework and is composed of five elements, each with several sub-elements. The framework was developed from a rigorous study that analysed data from 50 interviews with integrated project delivery (IPD) subject-matter experts. Over 600 pages of transcripts were analysed using a grounded theory technique to identify themes and sub-themes to explain the phenomenon and characteristics of alliancing and IPD. A broad picture emerged of three components or overarching themes and each of these was further analysed to reveal further sub-themes that we classified as elements. Deeper analysis revealed sub-elements. Walker and Lloyd-Walker (2015) provide details on the research approach and its validation.

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