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WHAT WE BUILD Manufacturing Facilities

Delivering complex projects to address complex needs

When building sophisticated manufacturing facilities, DPR knows how to fit all the pieces together to get a plant up and running—fast. We take time to understand the intricacies of our clients’ businesses, tailoring each project to accommodate the unique mosaic of equipment and processes that must work together from commissioning, qualification and validation to facility startup.

Understanding Business Drivers & Goals

We don't just erect steel and concrete structures and call it a day. We partner with you to focus on what happens inside each building, diving into the details so owners can realize their business visions for their facilities.

Understanding and prioritizing owners’ needs empowers DPR to shepherd projects from groundbreaking to commissioning with as little time and money invested as possible. And we build with scalability in mind so that you’re prepared to pivot and grow when demand for your product surges.

Fermenter room tanks at the Genentech CCP 2 manufacturing facility.

Genentech CCP 2 Fermenter Room

Simultaneous equipment Procurement and Construction

In the manufacturing industry, equipment procurement and design/construction often happen simultaneously.

Our relationships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and our virtual design and construction (VDC) expertise allow us to manage these critical aspects of the project smoothly, even when that requires starting construction before all equipment specs are in hand.

Manufacturing piping in equipment room.

BBRaun WFI Skid Upgrade Project

Understanding the Importance of CQV

When it comes to commissioning, qualification and validation, our manufacturing teams have one goal in mind: to deliver a facility that is transparent and predictable to the Owner and operators. We know how to make sure all systems are integrated, functioning properly, and tuned for optimal conditions to maximize the performance and minimize the cost of the facility.

Hallway at the United Therapeutics manufacturing facility.

United Therapeutics | Solid Dose Facility

DPR’s ‘one team’ approach lead to a more cohesive project through promoting both teamwork AND accountability. Their transparency in handling issues went a long way towards building team and reflects their integrity. No finger pointing, blame, or passing the buck. Just a focus on correcting the issue and moving forward. DPR’s entire staff was focused on delivering successful project outcomes.

Steve Brannan


Manufacturing Milestones

ISPE Facility of the Year Award

Shire Building 8

2018 ISPE Facility of the Year Award, Facility Integration

ISPE Facility of the Year Award

Genentech CCP-2 Return to Service

2007 ISPE Facility of the Year Award

2016 ISPE Facility of the Year Award, Process Innovation Category

2016 ISPE Facility of the Year Award, Overall Winner

ENR Best of the Best Projects

Best Manufacturing Project (2017)

Biogen LSM 3X Capacity Upgrade

Bentley Systems

Winners of Year in Infrastructure Award (2020)

Biogen 2019 RTP DS LSM Upgrade

People in protective gear working
Biopharmaceutical tanks
Interior vat and piping.

Overall, DPR's strongest attribute: there are no issues. They are always on top of things. It happens daily...there's never a worry.

Chris Herman

B. Braun Medical

Manufacturing Our Experience

Manufacturing Leadership

Scott Strom


Life Sciences Core Market Leader

Ever since he spent the summers of his youth working as a carpenter and framing houses, construction has come naturally to Scott Strom. Since he joined DPR in 1993, Scott has built strong relationships with some of DPR’s top life sciences customers. Sco…
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John Arcello


Advanced Technology Core Market Leader

Some people go through life never realizing their passion—John Arcello is not one of those people. He found his love of construction in high school working as a carpenter. Evolving from a rough carpenter to Advanced Technology Core Market co-leader, John…
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