September 15, 2011

A Team United: Sutter Health Eden Medical Center IPD project highlighted in ENR

The 11-party Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team for the Sutter Health Eden Medical Center project made the cover of ENR's September issue. With an unprecedented number of team members sharing in risks and rewards based on one relational contract, DPR's involvement in this exciting, $320 million IPD project takes an "all-for-one-project" delivery strategy dubbed by ENR as "IPD on steroids."

At 70% completion, the project is trending six weeks ahead of schedule and on budget. Also of note is that there are only 333 requests for information, when 3,000 is typical for an equivalent conventionally built hospital project. Team members, who were skeptical at first, have become believers in the IPD process--some saying that it is the best project they have ever worked on.

Read the full story here.

June 23, 2011

BIM and Budgeting

This thought-provoking article for Design Cost Data explores how using BIM can affect budgeting. Specifically, it discusses how BIM can deliver fast and accurate cost estimates to keep projects on track.

Andy Hill, Pre-Construction Manager for DPR's Phoenix office, is featured and talks about his use of BIM for rapid cost feedback on a target value design project.

April 2, 2011

Max Planck Florida Institute Tops Out

DPR's Max Placnk Florida Institute project team plan to celebrate the new facility's topping out with a ceremony. The CEO and other institute members will be hand, as the last beam is hoisted and placed atop the structure. The biomedical research facility encompasses 6 acres in Jupiter, Florida.

February 18, 2011

Assessing Green Building

In this article for Green Building Community, Autodesk and DPR Preconstruction Manager Nils Blomquist explore ways that building owners can assess building fitness in terms of energy use. DPR's Redwood City corporate office is used an example.

Read all about it here.

February 9, 2011

DPR is Purposefully Different, Says Harvard Business Review Blog

Are you different on purpose? The Harvard Business Review blog seems to think DPR is. And that's a good thing. In this article, the author discusses why companies infused with a sense of purpose--like BMW and Whole Foods--outperform those who don't have a clear sense of purpose. He expresses his admiration for DPR's purpose-driven ideology and how that makes the company stand out from the crowd.

February 6, 2011

UCSF Medical Center: New Stem Cell Lab

A unique addition to UCSF's Parnassus Medical Center campus, DPR's Stem Cell Lab (called the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building) is set to open next week. The 68,500-square-foot building houses UCSF's stem cell research efforts and can accommodate up to 300 professors, staff and students.

Discover more about this fascinating project by reading this SF Gate article.