Spring/Summer 2014 — Events

This article is included in the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of the DPR Newsletter.

Bluebeam eXtreme Conference

July 31 - August 1, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

DPR’s Charles Thompson will participate in a panel discussion with Steve Eiss and Mike Naymik of Banner Health, and Carlos Villagomez of HKS Architects Inc. on implementing integrated project delivery.
Also, DPR’s Nathan Wood will be a panelist with Kris Lengieza of Stiles Corp., Mike Dillner of the Kansas Department of Transportation, and Timothy Grant of Shawmut Design
and Construction on implementing digital workflows.

Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational

August 17, 2014
La Jolla, CA

DPR will chair the 21st Annual Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational, a beachside fundraiser that supports research and patient care at the University of California, San Diego, Moores Cancer Center. DPR will provide leadership and dedicated volunteers for the event, which includes a surfing competition, traditional Polynesian dancing, live music, auctions and a tropical buffet.

26th Annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

September 30 - October 2, 2014
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

On October 1, DPR’s Hamilton Espinosa, Mark Thompson, Nils Blomquist, and University of Arizona Health Network’s Stephen Brigham will present “Living in a Digital World: the Convergence of IT and Healthcare.”

Constructech Technology Day

October 3, 2014
Redwood City, CA

DPR’s Cari Williams will participate on a panel discussing women in construction, their current role and how to encourage more women to get involved in the industry.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) Annual Meeting

October 12-15, 2014
Las Vegas, NV

DPR will host a hospitality event

2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting

October 21-23, 2014
New York, NY

DPR will host a small group gathering. Official hashtag of the event is #ULINYC.

7X24 Exchange Fall 2014 Conference

October 26-29, 2014
Phoenix, AZ

DPR is a gold sponsor and will host a hospitality event and golf tournament.

CoreNet Global North American Summit

October 26-29, 2014
Washington, DC

DPR will host a small group gathering. Official hashtag of the event is #CNGDC.


Where is the world of life sciences manufacturing heading? A round table of experts attempted to answer that question in an event called “Confront Tomorrow’s Challenges Today.”

Held in February in Carmel, CA, DPR’s Michael Marston spoke on deploying innovative construction technologies to build “manufacturing of the future” facilities.

Some takeaways from the event:

Lowering capital expenditures for new facilities and speed to market are just two factors that drive the deployment of new facilities.

Additional challenges include sizing of projects, flexible manufacturing, variable patient needs and redundancy.

Lean practices, modularization and the needs of the global/local patient communities are important considerations for life sciences owners.