Integrated Project Delivery in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Practice

Abstract: 
This qualitative research design looks into the lived experiences of research participants 
using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The investigation takes place 
within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Exploration of the 
topic involves a contemporary delivery approach to building design and construction 
projects called Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). According to the American Institute of 
Architects, American Institute of Architects Minnesota, and University of Minnesota 
(2012), IPD is still relatively new to the building industry, but more practitioners are 
being influenced since its initial stages in 2005. Prior delivery approaches include design- 
build, design-bid-build, and the original master-builder models of service (American 
Institute of Architects, 2013; Taylor, 2000). IPD includes major elements of each as the 
most current working approach. As an explorative inquiry, the researcher’s intent was to 
discover how practitioners’ view IPD as a service within practice and how management 
processes may be impacted due to integration complexities. The history of similar 
processes in prior decades is discussed within the literature leading up to the development 
of this progressive project-delivery system. The primary management theories included 
in this study are founded on the fundamentals of systems theory and corporate 
governance. Leadership theories like complexity theory and leader-member exchange 
theory are relevant on the basis of the inherent rigor in this approach as well as the 
sociological position. As such, management cybernetics is the main theory applicable, 
because technical management and technical design are concurrently present in IPD. 
Findings of this study suggest that IPD is a good addition to the profession overall. 
This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Dissertation
Authors: 
Rick D. Johnson
Year of Publication: 
2016
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Integrated Project Delivery in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Practice
Pages: 
192
Publisher: 
ProQuest LLC
Date Published: 
Monday, July 11, 2016
Place Published: 
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway P.O. Box 1346 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 - 1346
Publication Language: 
English
Accession Number: 
10135783
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