Marcia Yockey recently joined HDR’s transportation team as a digital delivery advisor.
In her new role, Yockey will work closely with HDR’s Transportation Building Information Modeling Program Manager Alexa Mitchell and the digital delivery advisory team to guide local, state and national transportation agencies across the United States as they transition their organizations to reap the benefits of the latest digital design technology. Her work will include developing digital delivery standards, as well as strategic planning for enterprise implementation of digital delivery to national and state applied research projects related to digital delivery.
“Each DOT has the thankless and unending challenge of maintaining thousands of miles of roadway and tens of thousands of associated assets, all of which are aging, while facing tight budgets and a shrinking workforce,” Yockey said. “Implementing digital delivery and information modeling is an opportunity to utilize a data-oriented process that provides time saving automations and better information hand-offs, freeing people to focus on problem solving instead of repetitive and redundant tasks.”
Yockey began her career as a structures engineer working on the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, followed by other bridge and culvert projects for state Departments of Transportation and local agencies. In recent years, she has focused on advancing public agency capabilities in computer-aided design, modeling and digital delivery for bridge design.
HDR’s digital delivery advisory team has aided numerous clients shifting to digital-first processes, including The Federal Highway Administration, The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, state Departments of Transportation and local public agencies.
“Marcia will be an invaluable national resource as we pursue new advisory opportunities in digital delivery,” Mitchell said. “Our clients are looking to our teams for guidance on how to leverage the latest modeling and design tools to advance their project delivery while minimizing risk across their organizations.”