James Carolan has spent over 25 years with CDM Smith. During that time he has developed, implemented, and managed data conversion/development methodologies for a broad range of geographic information system (GIS) projects.
He is involved in developing state of the art, long-term capital planning studies leveraging GIS data and spatial analysis to better identify risk and consequence in ranking water and wastewater system assets, along with experience implementing and integrating GIS data and software with a wide range of other software packages, including work order management systems, capital planning software and databases such as Innovyze InfoMaster, Riva Decision Support, Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Oracle and SAP.
James is helping to lead development of data collection and analytical standards for use within the water utilities industry: through his work with the Virginia Tech Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) program and the ASCE Water Infrastructure Asset Management - Data and Tools Committee, he is focused on developing state-of-the-art methods to better identify risk and consequence in ranking pipeline system assets.
“As an employee-owned firm, CDM Smith constantly strives to provide its clients with the highest ethical standards and most advanced and appropriate project approaches as well as holistic, long-term thinking to solving infrastructure development and replacement projects,” he says.