BIM and GIS integration: 5 compelling public sector use cases

In late 2017, Autodesk and Esri announced a partnership to build a bridge between their respective BIM and GIS technologies. Here on GovDesignHub we also discussed what this means for government infrastructure design/build projects, most notably the ability to synthesize information from both BIM…

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?”…

How BIM made the UVA Hospital expansion possible – a Q&A with Skanska

On the first day of this year’s Autodesk University Conference, AEC Excellence Awards were handed out to the infrastructure design, building design, and construction projects that utilized technology in innovative ways to evolve and redefine the design and construction process.…

Co-Author Revit models in real-time, in the cloud, via a single app

One of the interesting developments at this Autodesk University 2018 is that the center of Autodesk’s AEC universe is no longer occupied by it’s flagship Revit product, but by BIM 360 – a cloud-based common data platform for connecting project…

Unity + Autodesk: Enabling the flow of BIM data

For the public sector, communicating the value of AEC projects, driving consensus, and achieving stakeholder buy-in – whether from the public, legislators, or other authorities – is essential. And, in the past this has frequently taken the form of sharing…

BIM use in the water industry soars as local governments reap benefits

BIM for buildings, BIM for transportation, BIM for facilities management, the ever expanding use cases for BIM is taking the AEC industry by storm. But what about BIM in the water industry for water utility projects like water/wastewater management and…

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…

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…