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HOW WE BUILD VIRTUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Cutting-Edge Collaboration

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.

Measure twice, cut once Our Approach

The ability to optimize a design by “building” a digital prototype multiple times in the virtual world translates to greater accuracy and improved quality in the field. 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.


As a long-established leader in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) tools and processes, we know that technology alone cannot deliver the level of results we have all come to expect. Our experience has proven that a combination of technology and collaborative ideology—such as integrated project delivery (IPD) or design-build—yields the greatest returns.

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The VDC Benefits

Schedule

Certainty

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.

Increased

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.

Quality

Control

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.

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The difference of the DPR Advantage

From Building Information Modeling (BIM) to laser scanning, aerial capture, 4D visual planning and more, DPR leverages the right people, process and application of technology to build efficiently. Our teams skillfully implement and improve upon the latest relevant technologies to help achieve better value and savings, while creating practical and innovative solutions.

VDC is integrated into DPR’s approach because it takes the guesswork out of construction, leading to less waste, higher collaboration and better information that can be leveraged throughout the building’s life cycle.

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Virtual Design and Construction Services

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

DPR's VDC Leaders

Hannu Lindberg

Hannu
Lindberg

National VDC Lead