Integrated Project Delivery
Still puzzling through the IPD process. Am a big fan of the bill of quantities [chartered surveyor] approach, have used it for years to bound in project costs. At its core, an owner is paying a contractor for pace, intensity, getting the right subs "on the bus", and quality [ no leaks, squeaks, or smells]. Architect is paid for putting the puzzle pieces together in a smarter & more valuable whole. And the owner is responsible for maintaining vision and context--setting the course, and having the understanding when to nudge the tiller to keep on course.
I need to understand more about BIM, it seems like it is an essential tool in understanding how to chart/maintain a course. Almost like a navigation system for building..."Left turn in one month... Recalculating... turn back now. I REPEAT, TURN BACK NOW."