Finally…Drawing Compare inside of AutoCAD!

We’ve all been there!  Two drawings that look eerily similar but you’re not quite sure if they are exactly the same.  What is the difference between the two drawings (if any?)  Without a drawing comparison capability…how can you tell?  No…

Denver International Airport Uses BIM to Keep Pace with Aviation Infrastructure Growth

U.S airports serve more than two million passengers every day and congestion is growing. 24 of the top 30 major airports may soon experience, “Thanksgiving-peak traffic volume,” at least one day every week. And, while the aviation industry is marked…

Road Rehabilitation in the 21st Century

We are all aware that several of the roads and highways in the United States (and the world) are in dire need of maintenance.   This maintenance falls under the general description of Road Rehabilitation.    With roadways, there are three specific…

BIM locks up cost savings for the Iowa Department of Corrections

The Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) has the large job of providing oversight of the correctional facilities at nine prisons and 25 community sites across the state. Unfortunately for the IDOC, many of these date back to the 19th century, were…

Civil 3D virtual training closes knowledge gaps for town of Blacksburg, VA

For government organizations and municipalities, ensuring everyone is on the same page in terms of core competencies is an essential prerequisite to the success of any digital design or engineering project. With the pressure to do more with less, knowledge…

One AutoCAD is here!

If it’s spring – then it must be time for another release of AutoCAD!  Officially referred to as AutoCAD 2019 (with a tagline of “One AutoCAD”), this release is not just an upgrade of new features – it also includes…

City of New York Champions Design and Construction Excellence with the Power of BIM

New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) handles some of the most exciting and dynamic architectural and infrastructure challenges in the world. As the City’s primary capital construction project manager, the NYC DDC designs, renovates, and builds…

10 Steps to BIM Adoption for Government Organizations

In previous posts on the Gov Design Hub, we’ve discussed how BIM solutions haven’t seen the wide adoption in the public sector that they have in the private sector. However, we’ve also seen studies dictating that BIM adoption is poised…

What the Autodesk and ESRI Partnership Means for Government Infrastructure

Late in 2017, Autodesk and ESRI announced a new partnership to “advance infrastructure planning and design”. The relationship was positioned to help build a bridge between building information modeling (BIM) and GIS technologies. But what does this relationship mean for…

Seven ways BIM can benefit the government

Despite mandates, BIM adoption in government has lagged its private sector counterparts. However, new data shows that BIM is poised for greater adoption across agency design and construction projects, as well as into building operations. It’s not surprising. BIM brings…