Ramping Up SPW Operational Excellence

In 2014, DPR’s self-perform work (SPW) group in Florida logged less than 50,000 work hours across the state. Fast-forward one year, and the group closes out 2015 with more than double that—115,000 work hours. The reason behind this rapid growth? Hiring, training, and giving crews the right tools to complete projects for the Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach offices.

“From day one, our initial focus was to hire the right team, and build technical expertise in our crews,” said Charles Wiggins, DPR Florida’s lead self-perform estimator.

On one current SPW Florida project—a 200,000-sq.-ft. hospitality renovation—the team is putting technology to use in modeling framing components with a focus on prefabrication, which is not only improving quality but will shorten the schedule when compared to a traditional framing installation.

With new projects breaking ground across the country, an SPW mentorship program will begin this year, aimed at bringing up young talent in the industry and creating future leaders.

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