The inner workings of IPD

For this issue of Knowledge Counts, host Wendy Hobbs speaks with Jen Hancock, Vice President Collaborative Construction at Chandos Construction about how IPD's (Integrated Project Delivery) work and how they differ from other contractual delivery methods.


Jen Hancock, BC, BEd, LEED AP BD+C has worked for Chandos for the last 14 years and has helped lead many of the company's innovative practices in that time.  She works primarily as a coach, facilitator, and trainer for project teams with a focus on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), collaborating construction practices, lean and sustainability.  She worked on some of the first IPD projects in Canada and has been a key champion in bringing it across the country from BC to Ontario.  She oversees Lean integration and training; and was instrumental in setting up and managing the waste diversion policy in 2010 that has seen the company divert over 75% of its waste in the last 9 years.  Jen is also on the board of directors and is committee chair with the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance and is on the board of directors for the Edmonton Construction Association.

Jen attended the University of Alberta and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Education Degree.  She taught in both Edmonton and Seoul, South Korea; and she uses this training extensively in her current role.  Jen has lived in Edmonton for the last 25 years and loves being part of the design and construction industry.  She has a passion to learn, educate and improve the industry.


Host: Wendy Hobbs, PQS(F)
Producer: Ryan Schriml