DPR View: Setting Your Project up for Success Using Lean, BIM and IPDDPR's Atul Khanzode explains eight recommendations developed through lessons learned on a variety of complex integrated projects that will help eliminate unknowns and deliver more predictable results.
Building a New Framework
Providing measurably more value is DPR’s guiding principle in using technology to enhance project delivery. As a long-established leader in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM), we know that technology alone cannot deliver the level of results we have all come to expect. Team members must be able to skillfully use and improve the application of the most relevant technologies to help achieve better value and savings, while creating practical and innovative solutions. Experience has proven that it is a combination of technology and a collaborative ideology, such as integrated project delivery (IPD) or design-build approach, that yields the greatest returns.
With more than 300 individuals trained in advanced BIM and virtual builders on staff across the country, DPR offers a wide range of virtual building services:
- VDC/BIM Consulting
- VDC Execution Planning
- Model-Based Quantity Take-off
- Model-Based Estimating
- Self-Perform Work Detailing and Tracking
- MEP Coordination
- 4D Sequencing
- BIM-Enabled Constructibility Analysis
- Laser Scanning
- Total Station Integration
- Site Logistics Planning
Making IPD History: Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
An unprecedented 11 partners take integrated project delivery (IPD) to a new level on the $320 million Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley project. “We have seen fewer change orders of less substance and less rework than we typically see,” said Chris Murray, supervisor for health-facilities review with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) in the September issue of ENR magazine. OSHPD is the regulatory, review and permitting agency for California healthcare projects. To learn more about Sutter Castro Valley and the IPD/BIM approach read the full article, United They Build.