Design-to-build processes provide consistency and predictability in project delivery from initial concepts through occupancy. By applying principles of manufacturing and our experience as builders, we are fine tuning not only physical buildings, but the entire method of developing and delivering them.
Framework For Consistency
At DPR, the design-to-build approach begins with design integration, working hand in hand with our clients, design and trade partners to deploy a detailed process framework that supports consistent delivery and predictable outcomes.
Design integration is a proactive approach to bringing design and construction activities together under a single process framework to achieve all project goals. DPR partners with vConstruct to employ a VDC-driven digital process that emphasizes communication and transparency, so teams can align on specific project needs and use data to drive effective and timely decisions.
Manufacture & Assembly
DfMA fine-tunes components or parts of a design to make them easier to build and faster to assemble—improving predictability, speed, quality and safety in construction. Taking this approach to building design maximizes offsite fabrication and simplifies field assembly. DPR’s strategic partners Digital Building Components and Surepods provide custom, factory-built assemblies and finished bathroom pods.
Expertise & Precision
Design-to-build leverages the proficiency of self-perform work, prefabrication and technical design resources from DPR's strategic partner, GPLA, to deliver predicable outcomes. The nature of design-to-build fosters creative problem solving and adaptive innovation to solve unique and complex problems.
Function & Purpose
Design-to-build supports strategies such as programmatic project development: organizing the project’s costing around the key functions and component parts of a building—to ensure functional needs are met first. Projects using this approach reap the benefits of having more information upfront to reduce unknowns and achieve greater accuracy and predictability.
Design-to-build ensures continuity in every aspect of project workflow. Early stakeholder integration enables true collaboration and a smoother experience end-to-end. Real-time transparency, allowing all stakeholders to share and work from the same information, leads to timely and effective decision-making—increasing efficiency throughout all phases of the project lifecycle.