November 4, 2014

Want to learn how DPR is maximizing efficiency while improving safety and accuracy?

One way is through a pilot program that the Self-Perform Work (SPW) group recently completed. Outlined in an article–"Opportunity Knocks"–in the latest DPR Review newsletter, the SPW group's method of prefabricating and assembling doors offsite is saving time and resources. 


Photo by Everett Rosette

While normally assembled at the jobsite, moving door production to a warehouse provides a more controlled environment. The crew then takes the fully assembled doors to the jobsite for installation. This has proven to be helpful in projects both large and small. 

On one project, the group's use of this method reduced the installation schedule from 8 months to 8 weeks!

Due to its success, this door assembling pilot program has now morphed into a new best practice.