Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 ~ Program: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) defines IPD as "a project delivery method that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to reduce waste and optimize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication and construction.”
The IPD Framework defines the relationships among the project participants and the processes that guide their actions. It embodies the project goals and creates consequences for success or failure tied to their achievement. It puts control in the hands of the project participants and makes them responsible for total project outcome, not just their individual performance. Correctly designed, it stimulates behaviors that increase creativity, improve productivity, and reduce waste. Howard Ashcraft, HansonBridgett
Join MEREDA for breakfast on February 26, 2015 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at DoubleTree by Hilton in South Portland to learn how this delivery method works and how it may help you on your own project.
Meet our Panelists:
Ellen Belknap, AIA, LEED AP is president of SMRT Architects and Engineers and leads their healthcare practice. She served as principal-in-charge for the design of the new 640,000 square foot MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health, fully utilizing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Ellen is highly regarded for her collaborative leadership skills, both on projects and within the firm. Many of her clients have retained Ellen for more than two decades. She is a member of the American
College of Healthcare Architects and is LEED accredited through the US Green Building Council. Ellen earned her Master of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and her undergraduate degree at Cornell University.
Matthew Tonello, P.E. is Area Manager for the Portland, Maine office of Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (Consigli), a full-service, construction manager and general contractor serving academic, healthcare, institutional, life sciences, corporate, landmark restoration and federal clients throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. An accomplished Project Executive with more than twenty years of experience in the construction industry, Matt leads preconstruction and construction phase efforts for clients in the northern New England market, while also overseeing work for The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has been with Consigli since 2002 and has led the Portland office since 2007.
Consigli’s Portland office, staffed by over seventy professionals, delivers 90% of the $60M in annual projects through highly collaborative delivery methods, consisting of Design-Build and CM at Risk contracts. The Portland group has been able to implement the most significantly beneficial concepts of IPD into existing contracts to deliver projects with the highest level of collaboration through the company’s experience and lessons learned in IPD delivery projects in southern New England.
Matt is a registered professional engineer in Maine and Massachusetts, a LEED® Accredited Professional and member of the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering/Structural Concentration from UMass Lowell and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University Graduate School of Management.