"Circles of Excellence" now replaces our previous "Initiatives." Circles are one way that I-LinCP provides benefits to its members and to the capital projects industry. You must be an I-LinCP member to propose, lead, or join a Circle.

A "Circle" is made up of an area of focus used to EXPLORE an idea or issue, produce a desired OUTCOME, and/or create a DELIVERABLE (product or service).

The idea behind "Circles" is that we can include many stakeholders and ideas within a Circle. Also, these circles will potentially overlap, so collaboration between the circles is inevitable. 


Joining or Suggesting a Circle of Excellence:

To request a new Circle, please complete the Circle Proposal Worksheet, and send to Carla Bingaman, Executive Director

Tel: (512) 263-5521

To request to join an existing Circle, please contact Carol Warkoczewski at: carol@i-lincp.org
Tel: (512) 263-5521

Circles Currently in Formation:

1. PROJECT DELIVERY

2. INVEST IN WOMEN

3. LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

4. COLLABORATIVE "LEAN" 

Ideas for New Circles:

1. TEAM BUILDING AND COLLABORATION

2. CONTRACTING

3. CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

4. E.Q.U.A.L. AWARD

5. INTERDISCIPLINARY PROCESSES

6. OWNERS' FOCUS

7. PROJECT PLANNING

8. TECHNOLOGY



The following is the list of Initiatives that were created prior to "Circles":
I. Public Facilities Procurement & Delivery Education

This initiative was formed at the Regional LinCP Forum, October 2009.

Statement of Need:  Capital Project Owners may not be aware of the project procurement and delivery methods available to them, or they may not be clear on the differences, advantages and disadvantages of each.

Mission:  
Provide non-biased, comprehensive information to assist Owners and other project stakeholders (such as board members, leadership teams, facility professionals and community members) about the various project procurement and delivery methods, as well as how to optimize each method. This  knowledge will enable project constituents to determine which method best suits their needs.

To-Date Activities & Products:

  1. Multiple meetings held.
  2. Materials gathered from which to develop a PowerPoint presentation that could be provided to municipalities.
II. Capital Projects Scorecard

This initiative was formed after the first Annual LinCP Forum, February 2009. 

Statement of Need: Project leaders need an easy way to quickly assess the various elements of a project to see what is going well and what needs attention, as well as to use for a tool to track improvement abnd to report to others in an easy to understand fashion.

Mission:  To implement a measurement and feedback tool for project leaders’ use to improve the performance and achieve the objectives of capital projects.

Goals:

  1. Stage 1 – Develop a project scorecard template with a user’s guide that meets decided-upon criteria and present to the LinCP Forum in June, 2009 for input.
  2. Stage 2 – Finalize template and roll out one or more pilot projects, with report out at LinCP in October, 2009
  3. Stage 3 – Task force will track usage and hands-on experience/success and make any needed modifications, with a report to the LinCP Forum in February, 2010

To-Date Activities & Products:

  1. Database developed - in Beta
III. 21st Century Partnering

This initiative was formed after the first Annual LinCP Forum, February 2009.

Problem Statement:  Partnering may have been experienced as ill-defined, misunderstood, underutilized, and haphazardly applied.  Therefor, the full benefits may not have been realized at this critical point when we need to be efficient and effective with our resources.

Mission:  To create and utilize education and tools that build accountability, trust, collaboration, cooperation, and productivity within capital project teams in order to increase their effectiveness and performance.

Goals:

  1. Assess and understand the current barriers to implementing the Partnering process.
  2. Improve the universal application of Partnering on capital projects.
  3. Improve capital project leadership for improved team work.
To-Date Activities & Products:
  1. Multiple meetings held
  2. Materials about Partnering gathered from multiple sources
IV. Integrated Project Delivery

This initiative was formed after the  Annual LinCP Forum, April 2011.

Statement of Need:

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is another tool in the evolution of methodologies available to Capital Project Owners for project delivery.  The need to find new ways to reduce costs, cost overruns, disputes, errors and omissions, and schedule duration is ever-present.  Certain project types, in particular, need new ways of fostering collaboration, data sharing, and involvement of all parties at the earliest point possible.  IPD is becoming more commonplace, therefore, a greater familiarity and understanding is required.  Public Capital Project Owners need to be able to use as many of the techniques of IPD, along with its mindset, as possible within the limitations of existing law.

Mission:

Provide information to Public Capital Project Owners and design/construction stakeholders about the theoretical and practical implications and processes of developing and executing an IPD or IPD-ish (without a formal three-party contract) process.

Goals:

1. Produce a “white paper” that describes the essential characteristics of IPD, its benefits and drawbacks, best practices, along with some recommendations.  Include information on how public Capital Project Owners can use as many IPD techniques as possible within the law.

2. Stage a one-day or one-and-a-half-day IPD mockup and workshop.  The mockup should use teams with a mixture of architects, engineers, consultants, owners, and contractors.  For each mockup, as a fact pattern, present a project type with basic information (such as size, budget, schedule, ownership, and other parameters).  Points for consideration will be provided that must be developed by each team (such as team organization, team processes, basic contract language, risk and reward model, BIM processes, early procurement solutions, performance measurements, identification of barriers to success, etc.). Detailed questions may be provided for each point to  be considered for the team to answer.  Each team will present their findings and conclusions.

To-Date Activities & Products:  1-day IPD mock-up workshop held in Dallas, February 2013.


 V.  BIM,  (requested after 2012 Annual LinCP Forum)

VI. EQUAL Award,
(requested after 2013 Annual LinCP Forum)

VII. Owners Project Requirements Development Education,
in formation (requested after 2012 Annual LinCP Forum)
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