The U.S. design and construction industry is shifting toward single-source delivery approaches such as design-build and integrated project delivery (IPD). A fundamental feature that these delivery systems share is the participation of subcontractors in the early stages of the project. DPR Construction has invested heavily in the use of new technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and in development of expertise in collaborative delivery methods. We find that including owner's Operations and Maintenance Teams in IPD leads to better total-cost-of-ownership outcomes, providing an opportunity to make asset data flow from the project into asset management systems. This information, along with building-automation-system trend data, makes possible a more accurate picture of building system performance, thereby improving decision-making about energy spend, system maintenance, and repair. We will share DPR's experience working with owners who understand the business value of IPD in order to achieve breakthrough outcomes in whole-life management of projects and buildings.
- Understand how O&M can play for enterprises
- Understand the business case for BIM in lowering total cost of ownership
- Understand virtual design and construction principles
- Understand the importance of early involvement by the owner's operations and maintenance team
Andrew Arnold applies more than 28 years of experience in product design and management, product and process modeling for applications, and consultation to help DPR Construction customers establish appropriate lean construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery, and operations and maintenance practices. Andrew has assisted BIM for facilities management implementations for large-scale healthcare, aviation, bio-pharmaceutical, and public agency owners. Andrew received his BA in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley, and PhD in construction engineering and management from Stanford University's Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering. His early career in architecture included work on hospitality, health science, and education projects. He also consulted in computerized-aided facilities management CAFM implementations. Following graduate school Andrew designed and managed BIM applications including databases of product information, and BIM content management and analysis tools, including quantity takeoff, cost estimating, LEED contribution, and immersive visualization.
Director of Facilities UCSF Medical Center Health System.