Innovation

Innovation
As a privately held firm with a rich legacy, CDM Smith makes it a priority to constantly invest in the future. Since our founding seven decades ago, our experts have been known for their thirst for knowledge, knack for break­throughs and curiosity for the unknown. Our hard-won technical superiority and our zeal for collab­o­ra­tion has helped us build the strongest network of technology and scientific partners. How can we work together to move the industry forward?
A look into the future of mobility

Legendary tolling expert Ed Regan explores what will happen when electric cars and autonomous vehicles become ubiquitous, changing the way we travel and the way we live.

Step inside our Bellevue R&D lab

Researcher extra­or­dinaire Jennifer Hooper brings us inside CDM Smith's envi­ron­men­tal laboratory for a look at how we're achieving a better under­stand­ing of PFAS.

Operating Facilites Remotely Operating Facilites Remotely
Extended Reality: Not Just for Gamers
Extended reality has become a saving grace for facilities during COVID-19, but it's not a “one size fits all” solution. Our experts unpack the benefits and outline considerations to keep in mind when choosing the right option for you.

Our investments in action

Meet the innovators

Dr. Charles Schaefer leads our R&D testing lab, where he and his team push the boundaries to discover new knowledge.
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Dr. Charles Schaefer leads our R&D testing lab, where he and his team push the boundaries to discover new knowledge.
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Zubair Ghafoor is applying artificial intelligence to make our clients more efficient and effective.
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Zubair Ghafoor is applying artificial intelligence to make our clients more efficient and effective.
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Jennifer Hooper leads R&D projects for the Water Reuse Research Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Jennifer Hooper leads R&D projects for the Water Reuse Research Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Amy Corriveau is helping utilities and organizations evolve their operations with digital solutions.
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Amy Corriveau is helping utilities and organizations evolve their operations with digital solutions.
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