US: DPS Group, a privately-owned, global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) firm serving high-tech process industries, is pleased to announce that Eric Ross has joined the firm as Virtual Design and Construction Manager for U.S. Operations in the firm’s Albany, New York office. Eric will oversee Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for all DPS projects within the U.S.
Serving high-tech industries around the world, DPS designs and builds facilities that turn scientific innovations into life-saving and life-enhancing products. The firm delivers full-service engineering across a range of disciplines, including project management, procurement, design, construction management, health and safety management, commissioning, qualification and facility start-up. In 2015, DPS opened its Albany office with a focus on the advanced technology, microelectronics, semiconductor, and life-sciences industries. Eric’s team will work collaboratively with DPS project teams to improve efficiencies and drive best-in-class quality performance for DPS clients. Current projects include Global Foundries, Aim Photonics, and NextGen.
Eric brings more than 20 years of design and construction experience in Advanced Technology Facilities (ATF), life science and related process industries, and has worked on a variety of project types ranging from pharmaceutical, biotech, ultra-pure water, chemical, Process Lateral Services (PLS), tool install, and bulk gas projects. He has managed capital projects for clients such as Bristol Meyers Squibb, Intel, IBM, and Amgen. Eric received a Professional Certification of Management for Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) from the Associated General Contractors of America. Fewer than 800 professionals in the U.S. have earned this certification.