WSP USA announced it has named Chris Harman as the national director of digital delivery and innovation for transportation, leading the development of new approaches to infrastructure design.
Based in Atlanta, Harman will lead implementation of the firm’s digital delivery offering by elevating existing services and developing new approaches. This includes connected data environments and digital twins.
“Chris brings a wealth of emerging technology expertise to WSP, including augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning and automation,” said Michael Mangione, WSP national markets director for transportation. “This exciting new technology will greatly benefit our clients as they look for new ways to efficiently and safely deliver complex infrastructure programs using digital twins and other emerging technologies. I’m excited for the opportunity Chris brings to WSP to elevate our digital offerings.”
WSP USA said Harman will participate in the full life cycle of project delivery through all phases of planning, design, construction, and asset management. He will work with experts in modelling, simulation, data management, systems interface, and artificial intelligence to provide enterprise-level strategy for clients.
Harman previously served as technical director for digital engineering at an international engineering firm. His background includes consulting and design of major civil infrastructure projects in the U.S. and UK.
Harman graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.