Welcome to CDM Smith.


CDM Smith is always working to help our clients stay ahead of the curve. Innovation defines the way we work, helps us redefine industry standards and fuels our curiosity for the unknown. Our cutting-edge research and development program, appetite for innovative technologies and expert virtual design and construction practices help us transform the industry one breakthrough at a time. 

R & D

CDM Smith's re­search and de­vel­op­ment pro­gram har­nesses the cre­ativ­ity of our em­ploy­ees to push in­dus­try bound­aries. CDM Smith part­ners with clients, non-profit re­search foun­da­tions, uni­ver­si­ties and ven­dors to con­tribute to more than 25 ground­break­ing water, waste­water, water reuse, en­vi­ron­men­tal,  en­ergy and trans­porta­tion pro­jects each year. 

CDM Smith's Bellevue Research & Testing Laboratory

CDM Smith's Bellevue, Washington Research and Testing Laboratory is a full-service lab that performs customized treata­bil­ity, process development, and research studies to provide better solutions for our clients. 


CDM Smith is using vir­tual de­sign and con­struc­tion (VDC) to con­nect de­sign­ers, con­struc­tors, own­ers and op­er­a­tors with the right tools to bring pro­jects to life be­fore a shovel even hits the ground. With VDC, CDM Smith is help­ing clients to man­age change, en­cour­age col­lab­o­ra­tion and main­tain goals through­out the en­tire pro­ject life­cy­cle.

Tailgate Talks: Virtual Design and Construction

When engineers and contractors work together through alternative delivery, they find ways to make project delivery more efficient and effective. VDC Manager Matt Harraka and Technical Delivery Manager Mario Vecchiarello explain why VDC is a better way to design and build projects.


CDM Smith uses in­no­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies to de­liver smarter, bet­ter con­nected and more in­te­grated in­fra­struc­ture. We work to pair clients with the right tools to over­come bar­ri­ers, elim­i­nate costs and strengthen re­la­tion­ships on pro­jects of all sizes. 

HoloLens: The Immersive Mixed Reality Experience

Microsoft HoloLens helps leverage project data and visualize concepts to design, build and operate their infrastructure faster and more efficiently.