On-Demand: How Digital Twins Are Transforming Road Project Delivery

Nov. 4, 2021

This webinar originally aired on November 4, 2021

About this Webinar

Digital project delivery and digital twins provide an innovative use of digital data to design and construct roadway projects. During the planning, design, and construction of a new road or bridge or major upgrade, project digital twins can optimize the design in line with operational requirements and reduce the risk of delayed or nonconformant construction through simulation.

3D visualization, reality modeling, and mixed reality provide an immersive and integrated view of infrastructure assets below ground, on the surface, and above ground. This technology can lead to better informed decisions to improve network availability, enhance worker safety, ensure regulatory compliance, and reduce environmental impact.

In this webinar, join our panel as they discuss how digital delivery and digital twins are transforming how road projects are managed and delivered. Hear how this approach allows you to visualize improvements in the real world and how data rich 3D models can improve design quality, reduce risk, project costs and delays and increase construction efficiency.

Learning Objectives

  • How digital delivery can advance road project delivery.
  • Learn about project digital twins.
  • Hear from industry experts on how the industry is undergoing a digital transformation.

About our Speakers

Thomas Coleman
Vice President and Director of Technology Integration and Planning
WSP USA’s Visualization & Data Intelligence Group

Thomas Coleman is Vice President and Director of Technology Integration and Planning for WSP USA’s Visualization & Data Intelligence Group. His current work includes implementing WSP USA’s first digital twin solution using Bentley iTwin for the Intermediate Bridge Program (I-5) over the Columbia River. He serves as the Chair for the APA Technology Division, and a member of TRB AED80(1) - BIM for Infrastructure Sub-Committee (SC), and ACEC Illinois Transportation Planning Committee. Early in his career, Tom served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal working on urban development and transportation programs with Nepal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University. He is based at WSP’s Chicago, Il office.

Vern Danforth, P.E.
State CADD Engineer/Coordinator
Florida DOT

Vern Danforth, P.E. is the State CADD Engineer/Coordinator for Florida DOT. Mr. Danforth currently leads Statewide CADD and BIM delivery efforts at FDOT for the Production Support Office of Design, advancing innovations in design and CADD systems in general. His experiences include working for State and Local Agencies, AEC firms, and Software Vendors at various times in his career. He is a Board Member of the International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) and serves on the AASHTO JTCEES. He is graduate of Purdue and Evansville with MS and BS degrees in Civil Engineering (Transportation), respectfully.

Dustin Parkman
Vice President of Transportation Mobility
Bentley Systems

Dustin Parkman is Vice President of Transportation Mobility at Bentley Systems. He has held several senior product and business development positions throughout his career and has specialized in developing products and solutions that service the infrastructure industry. Parkman has degrees in computer science and economics and has dedicated his career to creating technology that allows engineers, contractors, and owners to automate the construction and operation of infrastructure.

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