The IPD delivery method is all about efficiency and collaboration. Our team welcomes the opportunity to work together in a transparent environment. We are committed to eliminating waste and preventing change orders through detailed pre-construction planning and pull scheduling. This approach allows us to bring our operational excellence to the design phase, ensuring that what we are buildingis constructible.
Our commitment to efficiency goes beyond execution to ensure the cost is aligned with the Target Value. During the Design/Preconstruction Stage, our team will work to identify cost-efficient solutions that meet both your design and performance requirements. With the budget at the forefront, RG will vet all aspects of your project.
We will work with the entire team to determine how the proposed solutions impact the schedule and our trade partners. Scheduling, quality, and safety are built into our process to deliver the best value possible.
During the Construction Stage, our team will utilize our preconstruction deliverables in our end-to-end cloud-based platforms to ensure what was modeled and coordinated in preconstruction is what is built in the field. This includes our approach to QA/QC, whereby we leverage the model to compare our actual construction to what was agreed. Following the PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) Methodology, RG is your partner for continuous improvement.
Benefits of Lean Delivery Systems and Target Value Design
Provides labor & material price certainty
Drastically reduces or eliminates exposure to change orders
Provides pricing transparency by specification or assembly, allowing proactive design decisions to maximize value
Allows for cost neutral design shifting opportunities between trades
Reduces design fees
Diminishes bid management and general condition costs
Continuous cost estimating leveraging the BIM model provides pricing and design visibility and optionality.
Timing & Efficiencies
Faster schedules/quicker execution
Vetting and resolving design/constructibility issues during Preconstruction
Drastic reduction of RFIs during construction
Sequencing of fully coordinated assemblies between trades ensures optimized execution and project flow
Incorporating all engineering into IFC documents
Finalizing of Product selections/ submittals during preconstruction ensures long lead items are ordered on time
Identifying and developing prefabrication and modular opportunities for your project.
Bring A3 thinking to our decision process to ensure each opportunity is fully vetted.
Target Value Design is a collaborative design process where the budget (“Target Value”) is a critical design element.
Illinois Masonic Medical Center Sheffield Physical Therapy Center
RG Construction was chosen as a Major Trade Partner on Advocate Aurora Health’s IPD project due to our pre-construction capabilities and operations excellence. The Sheffield project is the 2nd building of 3 that RG has completed under this contract format as part of the Illinois Masonic Campus master plan. RG participated in all aspects of the design process providing continuous budgeting and cost information to establish the Target Cost for our scope of work. Particular attention was given to the specialty ceiling systems for this project and providing several options to meet our target cost requirements. A major focus on this project was the off-site modular construction of the 15 exam rooms located within the space. RG used our BIM capabilities to fully model and coordinate our assemblies with our other trade partners to LOD 400. We took our coordination efforts further by using our final coordinated model to fully kit all of our framing members for each exam room. Leveraging our partnership with ClarkDietrich each exam room came in one lift with each piece stacked and bundled by wall segment and in accordance with the sequence of construction to eliminate all waste from the process.
Lutheran General Hospital Surgery Modernization
RG Construction was chosen as a Major Trade Partner on Advocate Aurora Health’s IPD project because of our preconstruction capabilities and operational excellence. The Lutheran General Surgery Modernization project consists of 8 new operating rooms, new staff lounge and POCU areas, built in 4 phases within a functioning hospital. Each main phase was broken into varying number of smaller phases to facilitate construction within the hospital. RG participated in all aspects of the design process providing continuous budgeting and cost information to establish the Target Cost for our scope of work. Particular attention was given to the logistics (ICRA standard temporary partitions), operating room acoustics and the operating room ceilings. In conjunction with other major trade partners, RG coordinated, built off-site and installed prefabricated head wall units for the new POCU area. RG used BIM capabilities to fully model and coordinate our assemblies with our other trade partners to LOD 400. The prefabricated section were built off site at the electrical trade partner shop, delivered to the site and installed. Due to having to route through hospital and various clearances, each headwall was fabricated in two sections, inclusive of framing, in-wall backing and MEP components.
Illinois Masonic Medical Center Wellington Counseling & Pediatric Development Center
Advocate Aurora Health chose Integrated Project Delivery (“IPD”) for this project. A lean delivery system focused on eliminating waste throughout the design and construction process where all major trade partners are motivated by providing best value and minimizing cost. RG participated in all aspects of the design process providing continuous budgeting and cost information to establish the Target Cost for our scope of work. We brought our operational excellence to bare throughout and helped Smithgroup design our assemblies for how they would be constructed. During construction we worked alongside our trade partners and Smithgroup to resolve those design issues that came up. We fully coordinated our assemblies by modeling in Revit to LOD 400. We successfully completed our scope within the original Target Cost established during pre-construction including incorporating an additional $100,000 worth of work.
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