APWA top public works leader, Paul Woodard, on his career and work for the City of Janesville

Each year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) compiles a list of the top leaders in public service and highlights their contributions to their constituents, organizations, and communities.  One of the names on this year’s list was Paul Woodard, the…

Let’s talk about design and engineering data governance (or the lack thereof)

From GIS data to CAD data, spreadsheets to presentations, government agencies and departments spend a lot of time creating, managing, and organizing large volumes of data in support of civil infrastructure and construction projects. With so much work being done…

Spotlight your agency’s achievements and win a free pass to Autodesk University

Autodesk University (AU) 2018 is coming up this November 13-15th in Las Vegas. It’s a great place to learn, build connections, and explore what technologies are shaping your line of work. The conference is also a great place to share…

Chip Barret on the role technology plays in providing public works in an evolving municipality

Every year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) names 10 leaders in public service and public works as their “Leaders of the Year.” These individuals are the public and private employees that have dedicated their careers in the service of…

Army National Guard centralizes critical facilities management data

Military installations the world over must successfully plan, contract, monitor and manage their facilities construction and maintenance. The Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO) at the Army National Guard (ARNG) is no different. The CFMO maintains thousands of facilities across…

Three ways to use federal year-end funds to boost digital design projects

It’s that time again, when agencies rush to spend their remaining year-end funds before the September 30th “use it or lose it” deadline. One third of federal budget dollars are spent in the last quarter of the year, sometimes in…

Making the Move to BIM is the Right Decision (Just Like CAD was 30 Years Ago)

If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve been lucky enough to hear Lynn Allen present, you’ll know her as the queen of AutoCAD tips and tricks and all-round Autodesk technical evangelist, but she also knows quite a bit…

Autodesk and Esri make good on promise to connect BIM and GIS

You may recall in late 2017 Autodesk and Esri announced a partnership to build a bridge between their respective BIM and GIS technologies. Earlier this Spring we discussed what this means for government infrastructure design/build projects, most notably the ability…

Ten reasons why it is time to move to BIM

You’ve heard the rumble in the industry surrounding BIM…but is it a reality or just a passing fad?  Is it really worth the changes you’ll have to make to your software, hardware and process?  Does the thought send shivers up…

How Wexner Medical Center moved from AutoCAD to 6 million square feet of BIM

Converting six million square feet of space from 2D drawings to intelligent 3D building information models at one of the nation’s largest medical centers is no small undertaking. But that’s exactly what Joe Porostosky, Director of Facilities Information and Technology…