State-of-the-art construction technologies are changing the way we build. By transitioning from field construction to offsite manufacturing and field assembly, we’re promoting more effective and efficient solutions that control initial costs, maximize material and labor resources, and drive predictability and consistency. DPR has more than two decades of experience in prefabrication and engineered-to-order (ETO) systems. This continuously improving, efficient and effective approach—in which a building section is manufactured in a controlled environment and then transported to the jobsite as a ready-to-fit component—presents numerous benefits for owners, our design partners, and trade partners.
Prefabrication isn’t a yes-or-no decision, it’s a continuum: There are various iterations and degrees of prefab that can be implemented into your next project, depending on your goals and needs. The spectrum ranges from customized structures with little to no prefab elements, to mass-standardized facilities that are mostly built offsite. There are also projects that don’t lend themselves to full-scale prefabrication.
What can be prefabricated?
- Single-system components (e.g., sub-assemblies, structural steel, precast concrete, windows, valves, ductwork)
- Multi-system components (e.g., prefabricated stairs, preassembled canopies, pre-framed doors with electrified components, finished exterior wall panels)
- Fully integrated building components (e.g., complete bathrooms, elevator cores, operating rooms, complete clean rooms)
- Fully integrated volumetric modules (e.g., modular multi-family spaces, modular energy plants, ganged bathrooms)
Our team of prefabrication experts can help you decide what is right for your project.