We Are WSB
We are WSB
Digital Plus OVerview
We share a vision to connect your dreams for tomorrow to the needs of today - the future is our for the making.
WSB is a design and consulting firm that specializes in engineering, community planning, environmental and construction services. Our staff works together to improve the way people engage with communities, transportation, infrastructure, energy and our environment. We are dedicated to strong relationships, collaboration and forward-thinking ideas as we work with our clients to build what’s next in infrastructure.
WSB was founded on the understanding that culture drives results. We’ve inspired each other to discover thoughtful and creative solutions that look beyond the needs of today to the opportunities of tomorrow.
We are committed to leading our industry in the use of cutting-edge tools to work smarter. Our actions speak for themselves. We are a collective of critical, curious, creative and empathetic thinkers with ambitious and disruptive ideas.
Together with our clients, we will shape the future.
We are WSB.
How we're building what's next.
DigitalPlus is the future of digital delivery. Through a combination of cutting-edge tools, expertise and a commitment to innovation, we are shaping the way our industry delivers projects. We believe in advanced project delivery, and we know how to apply the right technology and expertise to support our infrastructure needs. Through DigitalPlus we are setting new standards, developing best practices, and changing our industry’s approach to multidimensional digital design.
Why Digital Plus?
Why Digital Plus?
As engineers, we are motivated by the opportunities to design infrastructure projects that support our communities. The infrastructure around us has a significant impact on our daily lives. We work diligently with our clients and partners to shape the world around us and improve the places, spaces and systems that support our lives.
From drafting plan sets to public meetings, we live in the details and embrace the full process. We also embrace the advancements in our industry and how we can leverage technology to deliver better projects. Through the DigitalPlus process, we’ve found significant cost, materials and schedule savings that will change the way our industry looks at long-term infrastructure investments.
At WSB, we are leading the industry and using all the cutting-edge tools at our disposal to produce the solutions for our clients that most effectively serve the needs of the communities.
Better Managed RIsk
Increase Collaboration and Communication
Generate seamless workflows
Flexibility in decision-making
We see the value in collaborative partnerships. We’ve formed strong relationships with owners, clients, DOTs and our industry’s leading software companies because when we all work together, we drive successful projects. Together, we create efficiencies, better manage risk and increase communication.
Department of Transportation
Enhanced Traffic Operations
4D / 5D
Data is the foundation of any good project. We use several traditional data collection methods to gather data points that help paint a picture of the world around us. Good data is vital to the DigitalPlus process.
Our Unmanned Aerial Systems services, commonly referred to as Drones, pairs leading technology with pilots, surveyors and engineers to support our client’s goals and visions.
Drone services are incredibly valuable to the future of civil engineering projects. Our end product is much more than a pretty picture. Through visuals, we share the story, progression and transformation of the projects that shape our lives while gathering important data and resources.
High-resolution aerial photography and videography
Integration with Google Street View
360-degree interactive imagery
Live Inspection Services
Accurate, high-resolution basemaps
Reality capture through a 3D digital site twin
Real-time Visual Inspection
We use a data collection principle called Photogrammetry, which is taking 100s or even 1000s of photos from various angles and vantages points and building depth. This process is like how human eyes use their different angles to create depth perception.
ContextCapture takes all the photos, and the geospatial data from the drone and processes millions of matching points in the photos. We also tie this to surveyed ground control points to increase geospatial accuracy. We use ContextCapture to make a digital twin of a building or collect elevations from an open field.
Thermal data can also be collected
Works seamlessly with visualization tools, including HoloLens
Data can be collected in many ways, but drones are the most common
4D / 5d
3D modeling allows us to design the project while providing a complete picture of the final product. 3D design significantly improves project outcomes. Through 3D design, we create opportunities for enhanced communication with agencies and public stakeholders, regardless of technical level. The models also allow our team to review the design for quality through the design cycles, while automating clash detection and identifying site impacts. In addition, the data used to develop a 3D model serves as the foundation for an Automated Machine Guidance system.
Quantity and Cost Computations
4D/5D modeling improves accuracy and efficiency. 4D adds time-related information to 3D models and 5D adds a cost component. The true power of 4D/5D lies in the way the model can be used during preliminary design, final design and throughout construction. 4D/5D modeling is much more than an animation. The level of detail in a 4D/5D model is fully customizable and provides accurate, detailed information through every step of a project process.
Mitigates risk throughout project duration
Baseline vs. Actual
5D: earned value vs. baseline
Public & Stakeholder Engagement
Schedule / Model Integration Updates
Integration of quantities and tasks
Asset Management is the collection of an agency’s infrastructure assets. It also includes a plan for managing these assets over the infrastructure’s lifespan. Understanding how each asset is identified and classified during the design process helps to characterize its needs throughout each asset’s lifecycle. By creating a digital twin, an owner, contractor, or agency can manage their assets virtually and accurately.
Digitally stored assets
Construction maintenance data linked to 3D model
Digital delivery aids utility coordination by translating utility information into a 3D environment that can be compared with the design to identify and mitigate conflicts. Utility information is gathered and implemented into a 3D environment through a Subsurface Utility Engineering investigation. The data is then compared to the proposed design by using Clash Detection tools to identify conflicts. This information is shared with project team members, clients, and utility companies through an easily accessible web-based application.
Early and accurate ID of utility conflicts
3D utility information can be shared directly with utility owners
3D utility data can be translated into an asset management environment
Utility data is more accessible for pre-bid or bidding activities
Existing, relocated or new utilties can be incorporated into the 3D model
Real-time 3D visualization has completely transformed site-specific review and public engagement tools to efficiently educate the audience, regardless of their background, location, and previous project knowledge.
The engineering industry has been transformed into an active participation forum that ensures efficient parcel-specific stakeholder engagement, regardless of corridor size. At the same time, designs and subsequent schematic documentation have become increasingly complex, creating a further divide between engineers, internal staff, and the public.
Real-time site 3D visualization goals are location independent, and when used early in the process, offer the ability to focus on one parcel and/or an entire project corridor, and include all preferred design alternatives.
This tech delivers high-quality engineering services with great efficiency, helping us better understand the causes of congestion and roadway improvements. Using advanced traffic simulation software, we build computer models that replicate existing conditions in a simulated environment.
Using data to inform
Trip origin-destination (O-D) data provides information about travel patterns within the study area and is one of the most fundamental traffic input data. A trip survey is important in project planning but can be expensive and time-consuming for large sample sizes. Instead, we use big data and historical mobility to track movements.
Machine Control Modeling
Using 3D models and GPS data, machine control modeling allows earthwork machinery to be accurately positioned. Design surfaces, grades and alignments are directly imported into construction equipment, resulting in increased accuracy and timelines.
Compare paper plans with electronic files
Verification of planned grades
Verification of quantities
Streamline quantity take offs
Reduced quantity overruns
Increased efficiency and productivity
Reduced survey and grade checking costs
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