Design Assist / IPD

Art Iron excels at Design-Assist and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).  With over a decade of experience, we believe Design-Assist and IPD provides the best opportunity for us to create value for our customers.   We help the project team manage risk, improve schedule and deliver a quality project at the lowest total cost.

The traditional construction priority paradigm is Cost – Schedule – Risk. The lowest up front cost is best. Then, push to get a good schedule, and deal with the problems when they come. We believe that this approach is exactly the opposite of what it should be. The paradigm that we propose is Risk – Schedule – Cost, enabled by early involvement.

Assembling team members early in the construction cycle creates an opportunity to manage risk, improve schedule, and reduce total project cost. Our ability to maximize value diminishes as the construction cycle progresses. After Construction Documents are complete we have less ability to significantly increase value. Early involvement with the right team is key.

Whether your project adopts Lean Construction practices or utilizes a Building Information Model (BIM), Art Iron will add value to your team.  We are in the fifth year of our Lean journey, and have extensive experience with the Last Planner system. Art Iron also has significant skill and experience with 3D modeling from design model conversion and support, to CNC releases to the shop, to delivery and installation in the field.  We have taken Building Information Modeling (BIM) well beyond clash detection to 4D and 5D applications.

Contact Art Iron to help your team to manage risk, improve schedule and deliver a quality project at the lowest total cost.