Across DPR: Great Things Issue 8
This article is included in the Great Things: Issue 8 edition of the DPR Newsletter.
Across the U.S.
DPR participated in a recent American Hospital Association roundtable with healthcare leaders from across the industry to discuss ways to support care teams and minimize disruptions to their campuses and care settings during facility construction.
In an effort to prevent utility strikes, the team at Intuitive drew on years of experience to construct and install a best-in-class dig board on the jobsite. The board features a map with color-coded utility types and instructions for filing
DPR team members and University of Virginia stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of the UVA McIntire School of Commerce Expansion project. Historic elements will be preserved and restored during renovations to interior and exterior spaces, along with construction of a new building.
DPR’s self-perform concrete crews took center stage on Billingsley Company’s six-story 3300 Olympus office building in Dallas. Teams erected 227,000 sq. ft. of elevated formwork, poured 230 columns, and contributed over 36,000 work hours over the summer to keep the project on track for 2023 delivery.
The team at Banner Desert Medical Center Women’s Tower Expansion successfully turned over more than 150,000 sq. ft. of new construction that consists of five new floors housing labor and delivery, triage, medical-surgical care and parenting support rooms.
DPR and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted a workshop for 40 members of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ, serving girls ages six through 18. Attendees learned about various aspects of the industry, from craft opportunities, to virtual design and construction, to the increasing role of women in construction.
DPR and design-build partner, SmithGroup, broke ground on the new UC Davis Health 48X Complex. As a patient-centered ambulatory surgery center, this new facility will blend advanced medical technologies and a human-centered approach to patient care, with 14 operating rooms, 14 single-occupant overnight rooms and 59 pre-and post-operative recovery bays.
San Diego, CA
DPR participated in the 29th Annual Luau and Legend of Surfing Invitational, which benefits Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. DPR has been involved with the Invitational for 26 years, helping to raise more than $10.5 million.
Meta, DPR and trade partners celebrated the topping out of Buildings 5 & 6 at Meta’s Henrico Data Center campus. Once completed, the 130-acre site will encompass 2.5 million sq. ft. of data center and administration space.
With a short schedule and remote stakeholders, the team at Curtin Singapore leveraged virtual design and construction (VDC) to aid in communication during the fit-out of its new campus. The team used Matterport to capture and share 3D models in real-time for remote stakeholders to monitor progress without traveling to Singapore, reaching completion on time and under budget in May 2022.
DPR’s Southern California business unit closed out 2022 with zero recordable injuries on job sites, thanks in large part to planning, collaboration, and training between teams at all levels, from safety professionals to preconstruction teams to craft workers.
The self-perform work interiors team significantly increased efficiency and safety by using prefabricated milled drywall on an SSG office tenant improvement project. The team used a PanelMax portable board milling machine to prefabricate drywall shapes and soffits at an off-site warehouse, positively impacting schedule and budget.
In the Southeast, DPR teams are taking care of people by providing brand new pairs of work boots to craft employees.
DPR’s office in Seattle got a makeover, and after an open house with local clients and the Northwest team, re-opened for business and for employees.
San Diego, CA
Regional sustainability manager John Ambert was named a 2022 LEED Fellow, joining 19 sustainability experts from across the world with exceptional expertise in the LEED green building rating system.
Last summer, DPR interns sent in their best shots during DPR’s annual intern photo contest. The winning photo (pictured) was taken by Sanchit Agarwal at the Block 185 project in Austin, TX.
Posted on February 27, 2023