Across DPR: Great Things Issue 4
This article is included in the Great Things: Issue 4 edition of the DPR Newsletter.
Chico, CA|Delivering an energy-efficient science and lab facility at CSU Chico
A new, sustainable and energy-efficient science and lab facility at California State University, Chico was completed in late 2020 despite the most destructive wildfire in California's history, the COVID-19 pandemic, concrete shortages and a three-month permitting delay. DPR’s collaborative self-perform crew worked seamlessly to make up time and overcome these unexpected impacts, meeting the project’s schedule expectations, budget and quality needs.
Phoenix, AZ|Installing a first-of-its-kind robotic magnetic navigation system
Upfront coordination was critical to success at the Banner University Medical Center Stereotaxis Cath Lab in Phoenix, where DPR installed a robotic magnetic navigation system used to treat heart rhythm disorders. The team delivered this project—including the first installation of the Genesis navigation system in the U.S.—with zero rework under stringent quality requirements. Adding to overall quality control, DPR self-performed concrete, drywall and other special scopes.
Austin, TX|Expanding the University of Texas McCombs Softball Facility
The expansion of the University of Texas McCombs Softball Facility included 3,135 sq. ft. of renovated interior space and 18,400 sq. ft. of additional space (interior and exterior), which holds a 5,425-sq.-ft. indoor player development center and pitching lab. The project, which was heavily supported by self-perform crews, achieved zero defects at the time of substantial completion.
Washington, DC|Upgrading 1750 New York Ave.
With an aging exterior facade, property manager Newmark looked to renovate United Union’s property at 1750 New York Ave. in Washington, DC, to attract new tenants and make the building more energy efficient. The project included replacement of all the exterior windows and facade caulking, interior office improvements, and power washing/sealing of the existing precast while the building remained operational. The project team collaborated on a VDC plan to help complete the work efficiently and provide benefits to the end-user for the lifetime of the building.
Opa-locka, FL|Converting commercial space into a life sciences environment
The VIVEX Biologics, Inc., interior expansion involved converting a commercial space into one suitable for pharmaceutical research and development. DPR’s preconstruction and self-perform work teams collaborated with SDS Engineering to develop a cold-formed system (CFS) solution that would support an existing roof structure. The CFS solution reduced costs, saved time and created a convenient way to access the new mechanical, engineering, plumbing and ceiling systems. The team utilized as much DPR self-perform work as they possibly could, from drywall to framing to concrete.
Eemshaven, Netherlands|Showcasing versatility in the face of evolving needs
DPR partnered with QTS on its data center project in Eemshaven to inspect, assess and provide repairs throughout the site, as well as upgrade the facility’s redundancy.
Posted on January 25, 2021
Last Updated August 23, 2022