Atul Khanzode is a Board Member at WND Ventures where he is responsible for managing the strategic investments and providing mentorship and operational guidance to leadership teams of the portfolio companies.
Atul also leads DPR Construction’s Technology and Innovation Group. In this role Atul is responsible for the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Operations and Preconstruction Technologies, strategic technology initiatives, Innovation, Research & Development and consulting.
Atul collaborates extensively with academia and leading research groups around the world exploring issues related to Integration, Lean Construction and VDC to move the industry forward. Atul is a co-author of a book called “Integrating Project Delivery” published by John Wiley & Sons in April 2017.
Atul has a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, focused on Integrated Practice, VDC and Lean Construction, from Stanford University and has a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University, Durham NC
About WND Ventures
WND Ventures is focused on changing the way things are done in the AEC industry. WND provides a platform for entrepreneurs to incubate ideas and deliver more meaningful value to customers in the AEC industry. 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.
About DPR Construction
DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked in the top 50 general contractors in the country since 1997, we are a national commercial contractor and construction manager that has grown with our customers by delivering measurably more value. DPR specializes in technically complex and sustainable projects for advanced technology, life sciences, healthcare and corporate office markets. DPR is recognized as an industry leader in the use of Lean Construction Methods and Building Information Modeling Technologies to deliver enduring value to customers on complex construction projects.