Digital Project Delivery

Providing innovative, future-ready solutions through digital technologies.

Data and technology play a critical role in how we deliver future-ready projects for our clients. At VHB, we embrace the digital transformation and are using technologies like model-based design (MBD), digital twins, and reality capture to provide fully digital solutions that solve our clients’ key challenges in the built environment.

Digital project delivery allows for teams to visualize and work on projects in a controlled space by layering data from the built environment—buildings, transportation systems, utilities, connected devices—with processes, relationships, and behaviors of these connected data environments. By integrating tech-enabled concepts into project delivery across the company, we are more efficiently meeting the needs of our clients and communities.

Model-Based Design


VHB recognizes that the future of our industry is digital delivery and has adopted MBD as our standard for project delivery. As a digital representation of a design, MBD offers significant benefits that have changed how we engage engineering principles to deliver infrastructure projects. It allows us to develop digital workflows that are easier to plan and execute, creating efficiencies that result in higher quality deliverables and greater overall project value. VHB provides award-winning, firmwide MBD training for our Bentley and Autodesk users, as well as next-level training for advanced MBD users and future trainers that will assist with modeling initiatives.

Digital Twin Technologies


Digital twins are dynamic, virtual representations of the physical environment that are driven by real-time and embedded data sources to accurately reflect the features of the environment. VHB uses digital twins to facilitate scenario planning of a project and enhance real-time decision making. Teams can simulate and plan for many scenarios, including implementing utility asset management, construction management, building/site optimization, evaluation of smart community strategies and supporting emergency response and recovery plans.

Reality Capture


VHB engages reality capture tools such as LiDAR, photogrammetry, and sonar technologies using high-definition scanning and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to measure remote objects and digitally recreate geometrically accurate three-dimensional (3D) models of those objects. Remote collection through reality capture allows us to mitigate risk, reduce the number of hours associated with traditional collection and survey documentation methods, and extract data at a later time thus eliminating additionally collection efforts. The visualization offered by a true 3D digital representation encourages understanding and collaboration and facilitates decision-making.

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Ryan Noyes

Model-Based Design

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Digital Twin Technologies

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Reality Capture

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The use of model-based design, digital twins, and reality capture allows us to make data-informed planning, design, and construction decisions in real time, which in turn enhances the way we collaborate and deliver complex, future-ready projects for our clients.

—Dave Mulholland, PE, Chief Technology Officer