We are thrilled to announce that James Pease has joined Fieldwire’s advisory board. James is a groundbreaking leader in the Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) movements. He is currently Regional Manager for the Facility and Property Services division of Sutter Health in California. At Sutter Health, he is helping deliver a $6.5 billion capital improvement program by managing multiple projects that use the IPD model.
IPD projects differ dramatically from the typical construction contracts that we know. Per the American Institute of Architects, IPD is “a project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.” IPD projects are therefore inherently Lean: they reduce waste, align incentives, and increase value. Furthermore, IPD projects tend to be delivered on time and on budget more consistently!
Here at Fieldwire, we think that by reducing waste (calls and emails back and forth, walking around the jobsite, waiting for responses, etc.), we help get people back to the important and value-add side of their jobs - actually performing the work that gets our buildings and infrastructure built! We see the value in Lean construction and it has been a focus of ours since the beginning.
We’re looking forward to James’ valuable insight to help impact where Fieldwire is headed! If you want to learn more about Lean construction and IPD, please check out LeanIPD.com, where James is the Executive Editor.