WND Ventures is focused on changing the way things are done in the AEC industry. Working with entrepreneurs to prototype and implement solutions, we aim to make our industry attractive for technology talent, provide a platform to incubate ideas, and deliver more meaningful value to customers.
WND pairs deep industry expertise with access to real-world projects where solutions can be implemented and tested rapidly to not only enhance design and construction but also support the full life-cycle of buildings.
Using digital fabrication, Digital Building Components transforms computer models directly into precise-to-spec building assemblies including interior and exterior building panels as well as load-bearing CFS structures.digitalbuilding.com
Modernizing the typical building handoff from a dusty collection of binders to a digital system, VueOps helps owners access building information using searchable keywords. The 3D model viewer and data in VueOps is also searchable by floor, room or other equipment attributes. This software significantly streamlines the Facility Management process during the life of the building.vueops.com
A lean construction planning web application that supports the Last Planner System for optimizing short-interval planning. Acquired by Autodesk.info.bim360.autodesk.com
SurePods™ prefabricated bathrooms are sized, designed and accessorized to meet the owner's precise requirements, then built under controlled factory conditions. Consolidating the talents of eight separate trades, the finished product comes ready to hook up and inspect.surepods.com
Commercial drone maps and models processed in the cloud for construction, mining, energy and more.skycatch.com
Rhumbix modernizes construction field operations, helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they measure and manage labor productivity.rhumbix.com
Indoor Reality's wearable devices allow you to map wherever humans can go: staircases, uneven surfaces, attics, interior, exterior, no matter how complicated or dense the space.indoorreality.com
As the world's first Artificial Intelligence parametric construction planner, ALICE allows you to generate & explore millions of buildable construction schedules at the push of a button, and helps quickly guide you to the best schedules for your needs.alicetechnologies.com
ManufactOn is a SaaS (mobile/web) platform that helps construction firms plan, track, and manage both prefabrication and regular material handling.manufacton.com
Building Ventures offers the perfect mix of capital, mentorship and industry connections. As built environment pioneers, their mission is to provide access to funding, rich knowledge and decades of experience, to entrepreneurs, partners and disruptive thinkersbuildingventures.com
Pype provides software solutions for the construction industry. Pype’s products have been used on over thousands of construction projects nationwide using artificial intelligence and machine learning to simplify tedious processes in the planning stages of construction projects.pype.io
StructionSite allows project teams to communicate in the context of the jobsite anytime, from anywhere. By using 360 cameras to rapidly digitize a site, then layering in live chat functionality, project teams are able to collaborate instantly in the context of the jobsite using their mobile device or browser.structionsite.com
Dusty Robotics' automated layout robot bridges the gap between BIM and the field, ensuring that designs become reality with less risk and rework.dustyrobotics.com
Hyperframe is a prefabricated steel framing system that snaps together at the job site. A mixed reality application shows the installer where each piece fits. With no measuring, marking, cutting, or screwing, Hyperframe is up to 15x faster than traditional framing.hyperframe.com
Avvir’s hardware-agnostic reality analysis platform enables construction professionals to reduce costly rework by detecting mistakes and taking immediate action, transform their BIM into an official system of record, and take project insights to the next level with automated progress vs. schedule and earned value tracking.avvir.io
November 18, 2019
With nearly 4000 in attendance, Eric Lamb of WND Ventures shared how DPR Construction has embraced innovation with BIM/VDC during the Autodesk Forge DevCon keynote. Eric pointed to both Digital Building Components and VueOps as examples how we are maximizing data and 3D visualization to address customers’ pain points.
He also participated in the Forge customer Q&A panel discussion on advice for other large companies embarking on digital transformation of their design and make operations.
July 19, 2019
Eric Lamb served as part of an integrated multidisciplinary jury of six to evaluate the 10 winner startups for the 2019 Cemex Construction Startup Competition.
Challenging the most promising startups to become leaders of the construction revolution, the three-day event in Monterrey, Mexico, included pitches selected from submissions representing 71 countries.
May 10, 2019
Doug Woods, WND advisory board member, participated in a panel discussion at BuiltWorlds Summit Chicago. The panel kicked off a discussion around the future of construction and how prefabrication is influencing that future. Doug was also a recipient of BuiltWorld's 2019 Mavericks 50 Award in the Construction category.
Visit BuiltWorlds Summit Chicago for more information.
February 11, 2019
Oracle's "Trailblazers" series recently interviewed Dr. Atul Khanzode.
In Part 1 of the interview, Atul talks about his professional background and his thoughts on where E&C innovation is heading. He also discusses how he fosters a culture of innovation and where he sees the biggest challenges for the industry, including the way projects are procured and teams are organized.
November 8, 2018
Eric Lamb recently participated as a speaker at the BuiltWorlds Venture West Conference, a full-day event that brings together the built world's leading investors and hottest startups for a deep dive into the trends and themes shaping the new era of Venture in our industry.
"We have to invest in something that affects our business and adds value to our customers," said Eric Lamb, during a panel focusing on Built Industry Leaders.
Visit BuiltWorlds Venture West for more information.
Eric’s career has spanned over 35 years in the construction industry as a technical building contractor. He joined founders of DPR Construction in 1990 and was a part of a team that grew the company to be a top 20 national general contractor with more than $4 billion in revenue. Eric is currently an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors. He is passionate about developing new ways to solve problems, particularly at the intersection of process, technology and projects.
Eric received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Virginia and completed a Master of Science degree from Stanford University.
Atul has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years with early field experience followed by development of DPR Construction’s first virtual building group over 10 years ago. He is responsible for strategic technology initiatives for DPR and has expanded the company’s use of virtual building, lean construction tools, technology and processes. Atul’s collaboration with academia and global research groups strive to move the industry forward in the use of technologies that improve the project delivery process. Atul co-authored a book entitled “Integrating Project Delivery,” published in 2017.
Atul completed his Master’s engineering program at Duke University and his PhD from Stanford University in Construction Engineering and Management.
With more than 30 years of operational and leadership experience, Derek has a background in investment management and served as the COO of McCarthy Building Companies. He currently serves as a director and board member for both Black & Veatch and DPR Construction, and is a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital Management.
After 20 years of finance and accounting at DPR, Michele became CFO for DPR Construction in 2010. Michele was named CFO of Year in the private company category by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2013.