Mr. Doug Dunrud is a BIM Engineering Specialist with 34 years of experience as a bridge engineer in the highway transportation sector. He joined WSP in 2018 following his previous position as Branch Chief in Structure Design for Caltrans. During his time at Caltrans, he implemented the “Civil 3D Best Practices” in his branch and developed a BIM Implementation Plan for the Division of Engineering Services. Mr. Dunrud is a pioneer in the development of BIM for bridges and structures and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) which promises to improve quality, accelerate project schedules and increase value to clients on transportation infrastructure projects.
Mr. Dunrud is leading efforts with Bentley, Autodesk and OpenBrIM to model transportation infrastructure structures and use a common data environment to perform structural analysis based on the AASHTO LRFD code and California Amendments. He has made many presentations on BIM, including the productivity of VDC at the ASCE 2018 Convention. He taught “3D Modeling of Bridges” in the FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC-3). He is also developing “BIM Workflow Training” for WSP to actively using this dynamic workflow on the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project. The digital twin as the deliverable on this project will be optimized for asset management.