The Future of Construction
WND Ventures is focused on making the AEC industry a nexus for the incubation of great ideas that deliver meaningful value to our customers.
Focusing on Innovation that Transforms
The venture capital arm of DPR Construction, WND Ventures is changing the way the AEC industry builds through strategic investments in productivity, quality, safety, supply chain and sustainability.
Enhancing the output to input ratio for construction
Enhancing a builder's ability to deliver predictable results without rework
Creating safer construction workspaces
Enhancing visibility, reliability and procurement of construction materials and components
Reducing waste and carbon within building materials, operations and construction practices
ConstructivIQ helps general and specialty contractors get the right material to the project site at the right time. By closely integrating all procurement workflows (buyout, submittal, material etc.) with the master project schedule, ConstructivIQ enables stakeholders to collaboratively plan and manage the procurement lifecycle, minimizing related risk on schedule delays and cost overruns.
Modernizing the typical building handoff from a dusty collection of binders to a digital system, VueOps helps owners access building information using searchable keywords. The 3D model viewer and data in VueOps is also searchable by floor, room or other equipment attributes. This software significantly streamlines the Facility Management process during the life of the building.
Building Ventures Fund I and Fund II
Indoor Reality, now part of Hilti
Atul has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years with early field experience followed by development of DPR Construction’s first virtual building group over 10 years ago. Atul’s collaboration with academia and global research groups strive to move the industry forward in the use of technologies that improve the project delivery process. Atul completed his Master’s engineering program at Duke University and his PhD from Stanford University in Construction Engineering and Management.
Eric’s career has spanned more than 35 years in the construction industry as a technical building contractor. He joined founders of DPR Construction in 1990 and was a part of a team that grew the company to what it is today. Eric is currently an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors. Eric received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Virginia and completed a Master of Science degree from Stanford University.
As portfolio manager and sponsor for DPR’s Innovation Group, Kaushal manages the strategic investments and partnerships for WND Ventures. With nearly two decades in the industry, previously as the innovation leader at DPR Construction, Kaushal has spent much of his career helping identify opportunities for improvement in the AEC industry and converting concepts into measurable results for projects and customers.
Kaushal completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Management (with technology focus) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also received his certification in Program Management and Government Contracting through the United States Air Force as a Commissioned Officer.
Angela Floyd serves as CFO for DPR Construction. Focused on people, processes and tools, Angela partners with teams to help them achieve their goals and become better builders with more predictable outcomes through providing financial and business improvement expertise. Angela is a seasoned strategist with experience in providing oversight of financial services, financial reporting and analysis, tax, treasury and internal audit functions.
With more than 30 years of operational and leadership experience, Derek has a background in investment management and served as the COO of McCarthy Building Companies. He currently serves as a director and board member for both Black & Veatch and DPR Construction, and is a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital Management.
Matt Hoglund serves as the Central Regional Leader for DPR Construction as well as supporting DPR's national self-perform teams. Matt’s strengths include strong problem solving skills, adaptability, integrity and a deep understanding of all phases of construction from budget inception to final occupancy. His career has included residential, retail, office and hospitality projects.