As a full-service general contractor, our experience encompasses preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and real estate development. We are consistently at the forefront of adopting innovative methods to provide unparalleled value to our clients. One of these methods that we wholeheartedly endorse is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
For those unfamiliar, IPD is a delivery approach that unifies people, systems, business structures, and practices into a cohesive process. This leads to a high-performing team working towards mutual goals and ultimately, delivering projects that meet design, quality, budget, and timeline objectives.
Why do we endorse IPD?
- Encourages Collaboration: IPD removes the traditional barriers in construction. From architects and engineers to contractors and owners, all stakeholders work in a unified environment from the project’s inception to completion. This comprehensive approach nurtures open communication, proactive problem-solving, and collective responsibility, enhancing project efficiency and quality.
- Fosters Transparency: IPD is built on shared risk and reward, mutual respect, and trust. This method encourages transparency, ensuring all team members have access to necessary information, enabling informed decision-making and cultivating a culture of accountability.
- Minimizes Waste and Maximizes Efficiency: By integrating all project aspects from the start, waste can be minimized in terms of time, costs, and materials. Early involvement of all parties allows for efficient planning and design, reducing changes and rework during construction.
- Increases Quality: IPD facilitates better integration of processes and techniques, resulting in higher quality outputs. With everyone working in concert, there’s a greater focus on value engineering, innovation, and accomplishing the client’s vision.
Why does it benefit our clients?
- Superior Value for Money: The collaborative nature of IPD, paired with its efficiency and waste reduction, often results in cost savings. This means clients receive a high-quality project that meets their requirements, within budget.
- Predictability: IPD’s emphasis on early stakeholder involvement reduces uncertainties and risks, leading to enhanced project predictability in terms of cost and schedule.
- Satisfaction: With IPD, clients play an active role in the project, enhancing their overall understanding and satisfaction. The transparency and openness of the process also reinforce their trust in the final product.
As firm advocates of Integrated Project Delivery, we are dedicated to utilizing this approach to its maximum potential, delivering projects that not only meet but surpass our clients’ expectations. With IPD, we are not merely constructing buildings; we are forging enduring relationships based on collaboration, trust, and shared success.
The Highland Group
The Highland Group is a distinguished real estate development and commercial construction firm proudly serving clients throughout the Southeastern United States. Our expertise lies in preconstruction services, general contracting, construction management, real estate development, and design-build delivery. At the heart of our mission lies the commitment to develop leaders who adhere to higher standards, making a lasting impact on both our firm and the communities we serve. We believe that the pursuit of excellence begins with client relationships, built upon a foundation of integrity, honor, and trust.
Join us on our journey towards constructing a better future, as we continue to shape the landscape of the Southeast with professionalism, teamwork, and honest communication.