Design

Innovative Panama Cruise Port wins AEC 2020 finalist recognition

Large infrastructure projects are always difficult to design and complete. There are multiple different stakeholders – from local planning boards and commissions to local businesses to the general public – that want a say in the design, how the space…

Maintaining privacy in a modern workplace

The modern workplace is a far cry from spaces of the past. Banks of private offices gave way to an open concept fad that’s morphed into a hybrid of spaces, including personal desks surrounded by pony walls, hot and hotel…

How technology could make the most of the Biden Administration’s proposed $2T in infrastructure spending

America’s critical infrastructure is in need of investment and rehabilitation. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the country’s infrastructure a “D+” rating in its last two Infrastructure Report Cards. That “D+” rating implies that the…

Managing mixed-use spaces with an IWMS

Mixed-use spaces – used by public sector agencies for different purposes – or even mixed-use cities present unique challenges for workplace managers under the cloud of COVID. Unlike single-use facilities, mixed-use spaces may see much larger groups of people come…

The digital twin – a necessity for government facilities in a post-COVID world

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we spoke with Tod Glidewell, who leads Future Aviation Sustainment & Modernization Continued Airworthiness initiatives at the Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), about how digital twins were being developed for one of…

Manufacture

How advanced space manufacturing brings the solar system within reach

When we talk about space exploration almost everything is a first. It’s easy to sound hyperbolic – the longest spacewalk, most time in space, first this, first that. But, it’s usually not exaggeration for impact. Almost everything that humankind does…

Elementum 3D on the advanced materials poised to revolutionize military manufacturing

Often discovery begets more discovery, creativity begets more creativity, and innovation begets more innovation. This is the premise of networking and cooperative business incubators. A great example would be the recent U.S. Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO), which served…

Making PPE in Minutes is Possible with 3D Printing

In previous articles on GovDesignHub we’ve highlighted the military’s use of 3D printing to make portable runways, repair aircrafts, and maintain vehicles. We have often shared the possibilities that advanced manufacturing presents to our government agencies, however, it’s rare that…

3D printing optimizes the military supply chain

Following decades of continuous operations in multiple foreign countries, repairing key assets for military readiness is a major focus of today’s Department of Defense (DoD). But, when equipment breaks down and parts are difficult to find and expensive to produce,…

How bio-analytics and AI can transform product design and infrastructure

Our military provides countless examples of how bio-analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and a host of other advanced manufacturing technologies produce more advantageous situations for warfighters. We see better runways, cheaper and higher quality repairs, and prolonged life for machines as…

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Getting the most out of your Autodesk University 2020 experience

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we asked AEC and advanced manufacturing experts to weigh in on the upcoming Autodesk University (AU) conference. We asked a pool of eight digital design experts to project which trends and topics will…

Why should government employees attend Autodesk University?

The AEC and manufacturing industries are experiencing incredible changes driven in large part by exciting and revolutionary new technologies. Today, the people that make things – whether they design/create buildings, public infrastructure, or military equipment and products – have a…

Digital Scanning Gives UH-60L Blackhawks New Lease on Life

Long an icon of the U.S. military, the UH-60 “Blackhawk” helicopter is a workhorse of military aviation, and over its nearly four decades of service, its many variants have been called upon to do everything from transport the President to…

The future of government design is in BIM

Government design professionals need to accept the reality that it’s time to start migrating from their CAD solutions to Building Information Modeling (BIM). As we heard from Jose Covarrubias, the BIM/CAD Manager at the Tampa International Airport, the public sector…

Boost your skills and career with Autodesk Certification at AU 2019

Autodesk University (AU) returns to Las Vegas from November 19-21 – and we have some good news. In addition to discounted conference passes now available on GSA Schedule, Autodesk Certification exams are back at AU 2019! All conference passes for…

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