The Charles Pankow Foundation and the Construction Industry Institute have released a free guide to help Building Teams maximize the benefits of team integration.
"Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects: An Owner's Guide" is a 54-page document designed to assist owners in defining project goals, identifying legal or policy constraints on the delivery process, and selecting the appropriate delivery strategy.
The guide includes forms to support a two- to four-hour workshop to help an owner select the most appropriate delivery strategy.
The guide recommends that an owner select a delivery strategy during programming or conceptual design. Key stakeholders should be involved, including the facility manager, a user representative, the owner's construction representative, and other design and construction advisers.
The guide, which can also be valuable for other stakeholders in addition to owners, can be downloaded at: http://bim.psu.edu/delivery.