2017 Year in Review Issue

This issue of the DPR Review is a look back at some of the year's biggest moments and what to look forward to in 2018.

Featured Story

Celebrating Women Who Build, Today and Every Day

This spring, in honor of International Women’s Day, International Women’s Week, Women in Construction Week and Women’s History Month, DPR Construction launched a monthly blog series dedicated to sharing stories of women who build great things at DPR and across the AEC industry.

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In This Edition

Teens Become Leaders at DPR's Second Annual School of Construction in Richmond

Richmond, VA teenagers had the opportunity to learn about construction planning and safety and then test their leadership skills guiding younger children through a hands-on build project during DPR’s three-day School of Construction for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond in May 2017.

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Southeast Sports Construction: Bringing Home the W’s On and Off the Field

After a heartbreaking loss to Alabama in 2016’s College Football Playoff National Championship, the Clemson Football team worked harder than ever to earn a rematch and, with only a few minutes left on the clock, upset The Crimson Tide in true cinematic fashion to win the 2017 national championship game 35-31—bringing home Clemson's first national football title since 1981.

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Q&A: A Look Ahead with George Pfeffer

After pivoting from a career in computer programming, George Pfeffer joined DPR in 1992 as a project engineer, growing with the company as he went on to become a regional manager in the Bay Area. Pfeffer now leads DPR’s Management Committee.

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Building Stories, Building Hope at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Barry Fleisher knows a thing or two about follow-up. In his 15-year career as a neonatologist specializing in newborn intensive care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, he helped develop a high-risk infant follow-up program. The program recognized that the end of each baby’s hospital stay was the beginning of the rest of his or her life, and made sure that infants and children grew and developed healthily after they left the hospital.

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Safety Spotlight: Standing Down for Safety

More than 10,500 people across 140 jobsites celebrated National Construction Safety Week and participated in OSHA’s 2017 National Safety Stand-Down this year.

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VCU Health Team Proves Efficiency of Prefab

Ninety minutes outside of Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA, the 70-bed Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) in South Hill, VA had a challenge. Because of the large construction boom in North Carolina and southern Virginia, the number of qualified med-gas installers in the area have more than enough work to keep them busy in their respective cities.

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Three Things to Know about “Integrating Project Delivery”

"What if every building and every piece of infrastructure truly worked? What if they were all designed not simply to fill a need but to enhance our way of life? What if every building performed as highly as possible, with all systems working in concert to support its purpose?" (Integrating Project Delivery, Chapter 1.2)

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Field Review: Laser Scanning for Concrete

At a time when recent reports say the construction industry isn’t changing fast enough, DPR Construction has earned international recognition with an award from Fiatech, an organization whose focus is “innovation that builds the world.”

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By the Numbers

No.
16
DPR ranked No. 16 on ENR magazine’s top contractors list for 2017.

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750+
DPR was awarded over 750 new projects across the country and internationally in 2017.

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$4.7B
DPR is projecting $4.7 billion in revenue for 2017, more than doubling in size over the past six years.