The pros and cons of LiDAR for capturing existing conditions

When it comes to capturing existing conditions, the first question in everyone’s mind seems to be “to scan or not to scan?” With all the technologies out there, the next question is usually “which tool is best for the job?”…

You CAN (and SHOULD) make the move from AutoCAD to Autodesk Revit

Alright…your department is finally considering the move to BIM because of the myriad of reasons discussed in my previous article.  You understand all the advantages – you realize the world is moving to BIM and don’t want to lag behind. …

What govies can expect at Autodesk University 2018

Autodesk University (AU) 2018 is fast approaching. This year AU will connect 10,000 professionals from AEC, manufacturing, and more, over four days of learning, networking, and knowledge sharing from November 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV. If you haven’t secured your…

How reality capture can make renovations easier for government agencies

As any surveyor or field engineer knows, capturing existing field conditions for an infrastructure project or building renovation is a tedious, manual, often analog, and inaccurate process – not to mention dangerous. Renovation projects are a particular challenge since the…

Moving beyond “good enough” – rethinking how we deliver public sector construction and infrastructure projects

What’s shaping the future of work in the AEC industry? Building information modeling (BIM), of course. In the public sector, pioneers such as the City of New York, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New Mexico DoT, and others are…

Generative design is out of the lab and being used in the field

One of the largest surveys of the 3D printing industry culminated recently in the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards in London, England. What makes these awards, now in their second year, so unique is the public system of voting used…

Road Rehabilitation is a Top Priority for DoTs: How to Do It Right

Overlays and road rehabilitation projects represent the majority of spend in most U.S. states today. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, one out of every five miles of highway pavement is in poor…

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…

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…

Online repository of “as-built” data delivers benefits to National Guard

The role of the Army National Guard has expanded significantly since 9/11 and represents 40% of the U.S. Army’s total combat capability supporting Joint Commanders across the range of military operations around the globe. Critical to this mission is the…