WASHINGTON, DC – Shawmut Vice President Ron Simoneau and Director of Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Practice Joubin Hassanein, along with Michael Guglielmo, Director of Design and Construction at Brown University, and Jason Smith, Partner at KieranTimberlake led a panel discussion at The Society for College and University Planning’s (SCUP) 52nd Annual International Conference in Washington, DC.

As part of the team executing Brown University’s new School of Engineering, an $88 million dollar, 80,000 square-foot state-of-the-art academic research facility, the panel shared insight on the power and potential of the collaboration spectrum. The expert panel—in front of over 150 attendees—highlighted leading-edge approaches, including an in-depth look at Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), which the team used to deliver the new complex project under budget and ahead of schedule. Currently implemented on five projects at Brown University under a new leading-edge Strategic Sourcing Partnership, the highly collaborative and transparent delivery model removes uncertainty and leverages the experience, talent, and input of all team members, improving the construction process and maximizing value to the client. In addition to Brown’s collaborative journey, the panel discussed strategies for maximizing value through Target Value Design, The Last Planner®, and Co-location, while maximizing value for the multiple University stakeholders. 

Shawmut has completed nearly 300 projects for Brown University, and this success is largely a result of the highly collaborative partnership that has existed between Brown and Shawmut—stimulating a new Strategic Sourcing Partnership between the two. 

SCUP’s 52nd Annual International Conference was held July 8–12, 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. SCUP develops individual and organizational planning capacities to strengthen and transform institutions of higher education and consists of over 5,200 members worldwide.