An overview is provided below for other initiatives already underway. The NPDC Team is working closely with the City to identify funding, investment relationships, and organizational capabilities.
Our team maintains contracts with Department of Defense agencies and state and federal infrastructure agencies addressing issues of security both in the United States and abroad, including U.S. Embassies and consulates. Team member Louis Berger has partnered with Stanford University’s Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford (Center for Integrated Facility Engineering or CIFE) and leading practitioners who are facility owners and managers, architects, engineers, builders, software firms, and construction information providers. In partnership with its industrial members, the mission of CIFE is to be the world’s premier academic research center for Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for capital facility projects. VDC supports business objectives through the use of multi-disciplinary performance models of design-construction projects, including the Product (i.e., facilities), Work Processes, and Organization of design-construction- operation teams.