Integrated Project Delivery Case Study: Guidelines for Drafting Partnering Contract


This paper presents a case study through which a multinational contracting firm aimed to introduce integrated project delivery through strategic partnering into its industry operations. The study reports on a research carried out by the author on behalf of the firm to set out series of principles and guidelines to consider when drafting a standard partnering contract whereby the owner, contractor, suppliers, and manufacturers collaboratively work together under the same terms and conditions. A partnering contract would never, on its own, change the culture and environment of the construction process and thus, strategic partnering should be promoted not only at project specific activities but at all organizational activities. Based on this project, the paper presents a list of ten managerial and contractual issues to promote strategic partnering. The author hopes that the results of this case study would foster legal professionals toward drafting a modern partnering contract, which should help in developing a more effective and efficient contracting environment.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Construction; Project management; Supply chain; Partnering; Integrated project delivery.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1943-4162; 1943-4170

Document Type

Article - Journal

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© 2010 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Nov 2010