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Establishing a Process Through All Stages

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1 Company DPR Construction Industry General Contractors & Self-Perform Company Size 175 Location San Diego, California USA Website Project for Palomar Medical Center West Project Length 38 months Project Value $600 million On Center Software Solutions On-Screen Takoff® Quick Bid® Digital Production Control® D PR Construction began in 1990 under the vision of Doug Woods, Peter Nosler, and Ron Davidowski. DPR recognized that construction is a service business with a focus on customer-success at all stages in a project. Doing-it-right the first time is a mantra that the company and its employees live by even as it has grown to consistently rank in the top 50 general contractors in the country. DPR's core market focus includes buildings for advanced technology companies, life sciences, healthcare, higher education, and corporate office structures. With over 6,000 projects completed it is easy to be confident in their ability to deliver quality work within the project window. DPR's self-perform division was created to deliver key elements of projects including concrete, drywall, doors, acoustical ceiling, carpentry, light demolition and clean up. The rewards of this include schedule enhancements, budget improvements, project quality, and increased safety. By embracing the technology aspects of construction, DPR quickly recognized the inherent advantages of an integrated solution that delivered results from takeoff to bid to build. The self-perform division was looking for ways to streamline its processes, eliminate redundancy, touch data once, reduce errors, and share information across contractors and locations. On Center Software delivered the right approach with a focus on construction pain points and bottom-line results. M E D I CA L C E N T E R A DVA N C E M E N T S Palomar Medical Center West (PMCW) is a project that has been admired from afar and for good reason. PMCW's focus was on enhancing the patient care through inno- vative design and technology. The 12-story structure's unique use of nature, light, and space were all designed to enhance healing. The 56 acre campus will expand to meet the developing needs of the community. The project incorporated Lean Construction practices. With foundation work already underway, DPR engaged its self-perform team to tackle the 20 miles of full-height walls with over 750,000 square feet of surface space. The challenges on the job included the fast ramp-up time with only 6 weeks from the time of hire to putting on the first clips before the fire proofing. At project peak there were 249 drywallers on the job with over 600 drywall man-hours. Establishing a Process Through All Stages O F A M E D I CA L C E N T E R P R O J E C T R E S U LT S I N F I N I S H I N G O N T I M E & W I T H I N BU D G E T

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