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"Design Oriented Architectural & Engineering firms" want to work with.
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We have developed technical building specifications for nearly
$3 billion in construction projects
in the last 5 years
Thomas Berger, Managing Principal
NEW Los Angeles Area Office
DTR Consulting Services has recently established a new Los Angeles Area Office to better serve our A/E Clients in the Southern California area.
Overseeing this new office is the Firm’s Managing Principal, Thomas Berger, CSI, CDT, SCIP. In addition to running the Sacramento Area Office, he is overseeing the start-up and oversight of this new office. DTR Consulting Services has been working with Architectural Clients in the Los Angeles and San Diego Area for years. This expansion allows DTR to build on our current client base and to expand our Firm to better serve our current and future A/E Clients.
Tom will also be responsible to recruit the best new staff, the area has available. He will be in charge coaching new staff members into the existing DTR Culture and provide training for both experienced and junior members in the DTR approach to serving our clients.
Tom joined our team in 2002, as a Senior Specification Writer/ Quality Control person. He has over 29 years Architectural & Construction experience. He has worked with several national A/E Firms including running a very profitable office in Northern California for his previous employer. Tom has also been a very successful CSI Certification Chair for the Sacramento Chapter, teaching courses in Construction Document Technologist (CDT) with 100% pass rate over the last 3 years. He has also taught courses in "Architectural Studies" including AutoCad.
Please help us Celebrate this new Office Opening…
Updated: April 2012
Dynaflair Corporation - name change to Security Closures
Irwin Telescopic Seating Company - merged into Irwin Seating Co.
Compudyne - changed company name to Norment Security Group, had previously combined Norshield Security Products
Dynamic Lighting - name change to Amerlux Exterior
Alcan Composites USA - name change to 3A Composites USA
Oldcastle Glass is now Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Updated: January 03, 2011
Conferences & Seminars
Green California Summit & Exposition- Sacramento, CA
April 19 - 20, 2011
AIA National Convention - New Orleans
May 12 - 14, 2011
CSI Construct 2011 - Chicago, IL
September 13 - 16, 2011
Cal Green Seminars - California
January thru April 2011
Updated: January 16, 2011
What have we Learned
Incorporating Lessons Learned
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
This term means different things to different people. I was fortunate early in my career to work for some really great organizations. It was there that I first saw the implementation of "Lessons Learned" through tracking reports and Lunch & Learn meetings in which those of us that were in the field, shared problems we faced that were either attributed too, or not helped by our own construction documents.
When founding DTR Consulting Services I felt this feedback was extremely important, especially for Consultants who may not get the same field exposure as the architectural person in the field would on a weekly basis. How many times do you answer questions in the field or respond to an RFI because something on the documents is not clear or conflicts with another portion of the documents. Many of us have seen this time and time again.
As a technical consultant, we rely on our Clients to give us feedback on our specifications or other technical services. It is through that feedback along with individual experience with current field conditions that we develop our services.
It is also with that same experience we like to conduct client presentations/ discussions in which we can interject specific case studies into a common theme topic to get direct feedback from CA folks, Project Architects & Project Manager.
In many of these presentations we identify items that caused additional work on the part of the Architect or Engineer (or both) which ultimately hurts your firm in lost revenue. Some of these items result in Change Orders, others simply consume time. Both are counterproductive.
Test & Measure
How do we know what we are doing is working?
We Measure... Our Change Order Goal Rate is less than one half of one percent. We are currently well below that. Ask us to track this on your project.
Thomas C Berger