DPR Construction Standardizes on ProjectWise for Collaboration and Work Sharing on All Large Projects

The Software Is Currently Used by More Than 2,000 Project Team Members on More Than 80 Projects Across 13 Regions of the United States

Tacoma, Wash., U.S.A. – AGC of America Fall 2012 BIMForum – Oct. 10, 2012 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that DPR Construction, one of the top 50 general contractors in the U.S., has standardized on Bentley’s ProjectWise for collaboration and work sharing in the delivery of all large construction projects. DPR’s ProjectWise network currently consists of more than 2,000 active users working on more than 80 projects across 13 different regions of the United States. According to Andrew Fisher, BIM applications specialist at DPR Construction, ProjectWise helps the firm’s project teams eliminate the time-consuming process of manual file and information management, increasing productivity across the board – achieving as much as 10 percent on some projects.

A proven leader in building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD), DPR finds ProjectWise to be crucial on projects utilizing these design and construction delivery practices. With these innovative approaches, virtual building processes are used to produce coordinated documents prior to construction – minimizing unanticipated costs and schedule disruptions during the actual building phase. However, these practices require a framework that can support an enormous exchange of information among multidisciplinary teams over a long period of time.

As DPR CIO Radhika Menon said, “Integrated project teams need more than BIM alone to be successful. They need secure information mobility across file formats, geographies, and disciplines to support collaborative workflows, and for this we use ProjectWise.”

ProjectWise enables fast and easy access to information for all stakeholders across many companies in a manner that’s integrated with the workflow. By providing federated AEC content in an interoperable environment, ProjectWise enables the right people to quickly and reliably accelerate work in progress using their authoring tools and workflows of choice.

Andrew Fisher said, “DPR team members orchestrate an incredible amount of work every day. With an ever-increasing reliance on digital information for communicating a project plan, we need a tool that can keep up with the demand. ProjectWise allows us to streamline information exchange among different team members and improve project performance by automating certain parts of the workflow. ProjectWise provides necessary accuracy and performance for our teams due to its superior content management and user access controls.”

With ProjectWise, team members use one platform to access and share information that includes everything from drawings, specifications, standards, and 2D and 3D models to clash resolution reports, progress pictures, and much more. Currently, there are more than 2,000 DPR project team members using ProjectWise to manage and share engineering content that includes millions of unique files in 63,000 different folders. Total current data storage use is more than 2,500 gigabytes. All of this content can be accessed from the jobsite, including through the use of the new ProjectWise iPad apps that allow direct access to ProjectWise remotely.

“The ProjectWise iPad apps have been instrumental in allowing our team access to the most current information anywhere anytime,” said David Sproule, DPR BIM project engineer.

DPR also uses ProjectWise to develop efficient workflows by eliminating or automating tasks that do not add value. For example, all modelers can use ProjectWise to coordinate with other trades without recreating the model. This sharing of models among multidisciplinary project team members produces substantial savings in time and money. In addition to being able to easily download the latest models for other systems, modelers can coordinate as they model without having to wait for weekly updates and meetings.

About ProjectWise
ProjectWise is a system of collaboration servers and services for AECO information for the design and construction of infrastructure projects while the work is in progress. The system provides secure and managed work sharing, content reuse, and dynamic feedback capabilities including review, mark-up, clash resolution, visualization, automated publishing, and more. Deployed in 92 countries, ProjectWise is the system of choice for 72 of the ENR Top 100 Global Design Firms, 29 of the ENR Top 50 Design-Build Firms, 234 of the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners, and more than half of the U.S. state departments of transportation. For additional information about ProjectWise, visit www.Bentley.com/ProjectWise.

About DPR Construction
DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked in the top 50 general contractors nationally over the past 12 years, DPR specializes in technically complex and sustainable projects for Advanced Technology, Corporate Office, Healthcare and Life Sciences customers. Founded in 1990, DPR has grown to a multibillion-dollar organization and continuously looks for opportunities to improve the construction delivery process – providing a higher level of quality service on projects of all sizes and complexities. A proven leader in green building, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and lean/integrated project delivery, DPR works closely with owners, designers, and contractors to deliver fast-paced, complex technical projects. For more information on DPR, visit www.dpr.com.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to over 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure publications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities. To downl
oad the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit www.bentley.com/500.