Technology and Innovation

Transparency

Providing clarity to the client, our team and all shareholders.

Security

Physical safety to data security, to everything in between,

Quality

Tools and resources for the highest-grade building and maintenance.

Sustainability

Maximize resources by leveraging diverse and relevant technology tools.

Collaboration

All parties working together on unified decisions that support your goals.

Trust

Upholding the highest ethical standards, supported by technology.

Visibility

Access to information for all relevant parties to make strategic and informed decisions.

Performance

Stronger performance from our team, and our buildings.

Tech is at our core.

DDD is one of the most technologically-minded construction firms in Puerto Rico. Innovation and emerging technologies are embraced and we foster a culture of continuous improvement. A continued commitment to technology and innovation is part of our corporate culture and one of or main differentiators.

 

Advanced technologies allow us to provide one-of-a-kind Integrated Building Solutions. Our Innovative Methods and Technologies have been proven to add value and guarantee the long-term success of your investment.

Technologies

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

DDD is deeply committed to taking full advantage of the collaborative nature of our robust BIM infrastructure. This allows us to produce not only high-quality sets of documents but also to deliver exceptionally built environments.  Under any delivery and/or service combination, models are created and shared by all members of the project team. From the earliest stages of project delivery, BIM is used for visualization, quantity take-offs, shade & shadow analysis, clash detection, constructability reviews, construction phasing, material data and many others. At completion, clients benefit from the Value Added by a final as-built model which can be exported to any facility management software.

 

“At DDD, more than a catchphrase, BIM is part of how we build.”

 

As project teams work together from the earliest stages of a project’s development, the information shared and co-developed on our BIM SERVER helps to avoid errors and omissions. Problems of this type typically surface late in the project when correction is costly. Building Information Modeling helps minimize these kinds of risks and their associated costs, benefiting all parties involved in the process.

Collaboration Technologies

“Information is Power.”

 

Our technology tools are designed and implemented to help all shareholders share the responsibility to deposit knowledge, not just in the memory of individuals, but in a common knowledgebase. One of DDD’s strongest examples of its commitment to Collaboration and Integrated Project Delivery, is the investment made over the years to develop a customized communications infrastructure.  All documents generated and received by each project are stored on our Document Center, which is part of our Collaboration Portal. Strict quality procedures and standards keep project documentation organized and updated. All projects have their own Portal Site with a standardized scheme, designed to accommodate all possible documents generated and received by each project, guarantying data uniformity and accessibility.

 

DDD’s high availability collaboration infrastructure, assures continuity of process, instant flow of information and standardized procedures at the central office, the job site or any remote location 24/7. The benefits of improved collaboration flow directly to our clients. With improved collaboration, our firm is able to reduce operational costs, improve productivity, minimize errors and access the right information FAST. Ultimately we add Value and Reduce Costs to improve the bottom-line of all parties involved.

Jobsite Integration

Our Jobsite Integration allows project teams to work together from the earliest stages of a project’s development throughout the project’s completion. We have dedicated portals (for BIM, CONTRACT/PROJECT MANAGEMENT, and DOCUMENTS, respectively) that allow us to share and co-develop information. This helps speed up the decision process while avoiding errors and omissions. Our field staff always has mobile access to redline plans, schedule information, cost and purchasing data and project documents. This way everyone is always in the loop.

 

“Everyone stays connected and informed on and off the field.”

 

Within an industry with a historically slow adoption rate for innovation, DDD’s forward-thinking vision provides us with the necessary tools to successfully deliver projects with ever-increasing levels of complexity, at competitive rates. In a price-driven industry like construction, this differentiation has become a strong competitive advantage, which has allowed us to deliver the right product at the right price without compromising quality, safety, or the wellbeing of the parties involved.

Cost Modeling

With access to years of construction data, our estimating department can develop conceptual estimates from very early in the process. The end result is that the best decisions can be made to benefit the project over its lifetime. DDD project teams have a unique ability to maximize the value and quality of your building to their highest values during the earliest stages of planning and design. With the use of Building Information Modeling, we are able to understand the cost implications of every design decision. Experience has taught us that being able to model in five dimensions (time and cost being the fourth and fifth), is crucial to adding value during the preconstruction process and to your building’s lifecycle.

 

“We create realistic, informed and precise estimates from the start.”

 

To assist owners and architects in this process, we utilize parametric estimating. As the architect develops alternative conceptual solutions, we provide real-time costs for each scenario, along with an analysis of the cost/time implications of structural and material selections among others.

Sustainability

“From early concept to product completion, our staff works to make our interventions as environmentally conscious as possible.”

 

Our Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Software provides conceptual energy analysis, tabulating adjustments to the insulating value of the skin, shading devices, building orientation and the selected mechanical systems. Through a better understanding and working knowledge of sustainable practices and renewable alternatives we are able to collaborate with owners, designers and end-users to provide ‘green’ solutions to both sophisticated systems and simple, everyday issues.

A powerful tool for collaboration.

We build projects in a collaborative team environment, using innovative tools and technologies designed to improve productivity, reduce costs, and give clients the best project possible. State-of-the-art modeling, estimating and management tools, allow us to design, build and maintain buildings throughout their entire lifecycles in ways that cut down dramatically on the duplication of efforts and their related costs. With a high level of interoperability, our teams can collaborate with associates anywhere around the world. Using technology as an amplifier of human power and an extender of human reach, our company has been able to evolve into a horizontal organization model. Under this organizational structure, all parts of the whole – clients, company members, and suppliers – are interconnected and able to work together with transparency and synergy towards a project’s success.

Technology Insights

Services

DDD Group, LLC offers comprehensive services to address client needs at every stage of the life of the project, from conception, to completion and beyond. Our team can advise on architecture, construction, maintenance and insightful consulting.

Selected Projects

Browse our Portfolio for some of the fascinating work DDD has completed or consulted on over the past 2 decades. From new construction, to rehabilitation projects, 100,000+ sf building to small retail spaces, we’ve done it all.

News and Insight

Stay informed of the latest trends, news, and updates from your go-to Design-Build-Maintain team, through the DDD Blog. Every week we bring design professionals, clients and partners curated content the furthers our mission, promotes our achievements and keeps you up-to-date.

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