PRL is an international retail brand with stores around the world. PRL came to DedON as a resource to provide as-built surveys ahead of designing, manufacturing and installing their retail shops. For over sixteen years, DedON has partnered with PRL to help support the quick & effective design & installation of many of their shop-in-shop brands across the United States & Canada with great success. The centralized New York City planning team enjoyed a unified field survey and benefit from a single source that could deliver a predictable product in North America, Mexico, Caribbean and Europe. This allowed PRL to reduce the number of contractors, simplify their field survey request process, streamline their planning process and enjoy the benefits of volume pricing.
DedON has helped PRL remain a leader in on-time & on-budget shop openings by visiting each retail site to uncover opportunities and challenges in over 20 countries. Existing shop conditions of the space to be taken over or renovated as well as installation & delivery challenges to ensure all suppliers to PRL are informed and able to be successful.
In the restaurant business space is extremely valuable. Every inch is essential to maximize the product mix and customer experience a brand can offer. Starbucks relies on DedON to build extremely detailed plans of the existing building, millwork, equipment, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Then Starbucks & their team of architects, engineers and planners build their designs directly from DedON's package of drawings, photographs and specifications. This detailed package provides Starbucks team the confidence to understand very early in planning what customer experience & specific pieces of equipment will fit into the space. Either a renovation of an existing Starbucks or a take over of a space currently occupied by another tenant.
Delta has come to DedON when they are planning on renovating a property. DedON Field Agents systematically construct a very accurate and complete set of architectural drawing sets that lay the foundation for designers, architects & suppliers. Delta realizes the value in beginning a large scale renovation project with a foundation of accurate drawings. Designers & Architects are empowered with the factual shapes, sizes and conditions of all guest rooms, corridors and public spaces. Everyone in Delta's planning team can trust the dimensions and make firm planning decisions that stand up in construction. Suppliers can build custom pieces with the confidence they can be installed as built. Great planning, installation & construction, made possible with a solid foundation of DedON information.
Holt Renfrew came to DedON to help them better understand & evaluate their retail results within their stores. They understood their sales but didn't understand how sales were affected by the location & size of the actual shop footprint in the store. After understanding Holt Renfrew's analytic approach, DedON provided the following solution. DedON measured an entire store & inputted into Revit. Revit is Autodesk's BIM (building information modeling) software, and is a combination of 3D model & database in one interconnect piece of software. With the whole store (building, shop footprints, fixtures & displays) modeled we could output data to prove the actual square footage of each brand. This way Holt Renfrew could calculate sales per square foot as well as map good & poor selling brands. This allowed them to move to a whole new level of planning, buying and ultimately has led to improved sales, a deeper understanding of the sales numbers and more informed buyers.