When it comes to using technology to enhance project delivery, DPR’s guiding principle is to provide measurably more value in the form of higher predictability, less rework and reduced risk.
Construction sites are seldom static, constantly reacting to the needs of parallel activities and constraints, so plans must be reviewed and adjusted regularly. DPR uses 4D visual planning to detect roadblocks and improve the overall sequence and flow of trades for various scopes of work. Schedule constraints are much easier to identify visually, promoting better sequencing, allowing for workflow adjustments, mitigating delays, and ensuring we can maintain planned productivity.
In preconstruction, DPR leverages model-based design integration management to identify and resolve design coordination issues, thereby mitigating rework and ensuring productivity in the field. During the construction operations phase, DPR uses model data for production planning as a form of risk analysis to find potential schedule gains or risks and general improvements in the workflow, resulting in increased schedule certainty. DPR strives to make data-driven scheduling decisions to validate and optimize production for all key pace-setting trades.
DPR uses laser scanning during preconstruction for documenting and validating existing site and building conditions for tenant improvement projects, providing more reliable and accurate as-built information to assist with design development and scope validation. Identifying and correcting any inaccuracies with design documentation saves time and money by reducing re-work in the field during construction. DPR also uses laser scanning during construction, proactively ensuring high-quality by managing install accuracy, tolerances and overall quality control, as well as maintaining accurate documentation of as-built conditions for closeout and handover.
DPR has more than 800 individuals trained in advanced VDC processes, with virtual builders on staff across the country.
- Model-based Coordination
- Model-based Digital Fabrication
- Model-based Estimating
- Model-based Production Planning and Tracking
- Reality Capture
- VDC for Self-perform Work
- VDC for Design Management
- VDC for Facilities Management
- Visual Planning