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HDR Selected to Bring PennDOT’s Vision of 3D-Only Plans to Reality

Parul Dubey on February 21, 2020 - in News, Projects, Technology

OMAHA, Neb. — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has selected HDR to assist it in developing and implementing its 3D Digital Delivery initiative. The game-changing effort will redefine how infrastructure projects are designed and delivered in the state.

Through 3D Digital Delivery, the department expects that by 2025 all of its construction projects will have the ability to be bid using 3D technology such as building information modeling, rather than in a traditional construction plan format. This transformational change is an important part of meeting the department’s larger goals of reduced project costs, improved design and construction efficiency and reduced project risks.

HDR has been at the forefront of the BIM for Infrastructure evolution in the U.S., completing pilot projects in multiple states and working with industry groups such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials to craft national standards. To assist PennDOT, we assembled top experts from offices around the nation, with experience in developing policies and standards and applying these design tools to real-world projects.

The 3D Digital Delivery initiative is expected to cover every aspect of the department’s transition to fully electronic construction plans. This includes development of new processes for all phases of projects, from project delivery and design through post-construction efforts such as asset management. The HDR-led team will also be available to work with the department on revisions to existing policies and standards, developing contract language that reflects the change to electronic plans, education and training, and industry engagement.

“Adopting a complete digital delivery approach positions PennDOT as a national leader in infrastructure planning and delivery, and we’re excited to partner with the department to put it into action,” said Dan Giles, P.E., HDR’s project manager. “Our experienced and knowledgeable team is ready to help PennDOT successfully implement this innovative initiative.”

About HDR
For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 10,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future. For more information, please visit www.hdrinc.com.


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