DPR Construction and WorldViz Open Virtual Reality Showroom

  DPR Construction and WorldViz Open Virtual Reality Showroom

Real-Time 3-D Immersive Visualization Saves Cost Through More Effective Early
                                Project Design

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- March 27, 2013

DPR Construction, a leading national technical builder, today announced the
completion of a virtual reality working exhibition at its Redwood City
headquarters. The showroom, a partnership with WorldViz, brings advanced 3-D
immersive visualization to building owners and the architecture, engineering
and construction industry. A leader in turnkey interactive visualization and
simulation solutions, WorldViz provides technologies that allow anyone to walk
through a full-scale digital model to better understand layout and design
features pre-construction. This holistic view of a project enables
construction and architecture companies and their clients to make changes in
the early stages of design, thus reducing time and resources spent on changes
in the field or potential rework.

“Giving our customers a way to have the most realistic experience they can get
outside of walking through a finished building enables valuable feedback and
ensures that the end users are getting exactly what they want,” said Atul
Khanzode, director of construction technology at DPR Construction. “DPR has
invested heavily in Integrated Building Information Modeling and Virtual
Design and Construction processes to help deliver more predictable outcomes
for our customers. The partnership with WorldViz and the new virtual showroom
offers teams and our customers a great way to visualize and contextualize
projects, and address issues much sooner through rapid virtual prototyping.”

Peter Schlueer, President of WorldViz, comments: “Immersive 3-D is a whole new
way of experiencing and understanding designs. It lets people reach consensus
earlier and bring projects to completion in less time. Industry leaders like
DPR Construction use our immersive visualization systems because they provide
tangible returns through more efficient planning and construction. We are
thrilled to work with DPR to help lead the way into the future of virtual

The WorldViz Architecture Interactive showroom features a variety of 3-D
immersive and semi-immersive display technologies using head-mounted display
and motion tracking systems. The center piece is the WorldViz wide-area
walking system. Once users put on the head-mounted display they can walk
around and make adjustments to a construction project in real-time.

For a less expansive walk-through, the virtual reality center also has a
multi-projector setup option that includes a two-sided corner shaped CAVE
environment. Instead of a full head-mount users wear light-weight 3-D glasses
to interact with the display.

DPR will begin using these technologies with projects that currently have
virtual 3-D mockups.

About DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and
construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable
projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences,
healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets. Founded in 1990,
DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a
multi-billion-dollar organization with 17 offices around the country, making
it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of
entrepreneurial success. It is currently ranked No. 15 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best
Companies to Work For” list and was recently identified as the Largest Private
Company in Silicon Valley on Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's list
of the 51 largest private companies in Silicon Valley. For more information,
visit www.dpr.com.

About WorldViz

WorldViz is the industry leader in turnkey interactive virtual reality
solutions for Fortune 500 industry and government clients, including NASA,
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Toyota, Nissan, Disney, National Institutes
of Health, Stanford University, and MIT. Our turnkey Architecture
Visualization Solutions let AEC professionals literally walk through their BIM
models and experience a stunning sense of their space in 3-D
(www.architecture-interactive.com). Other typical applications include Product
Visualization, Design Visualization, Safety & Industrial Training, Defense
Training, Consumer Research & Insight, Interactive Education, Social
Interaction Research, and Vision Science. VIZARD, our virtual reality software
toolkit, is an easy to learn 3-D development platform complete with everything
you need to build interactive and immersive 3-D content. For more information
about WorldViz go to www.worldviz.com.


DPR Construction
Yumi Clevenger, 650-474-1450
Edelman for DPR
Rebecca Andreassen, 415-486-3276
Zach Goepel, 805-966-0786 ext. 207
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