The ASCE explains why 2020 is the year we must invest in infrastructure

In our last post on the GovDesignHub, we featured the first part of a two-part Q&A interview with the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Casey Dinges. During our discussion with Casey, we talked about the current status of our…

ASCE on why America’s infrastructure deserves a D+ grade

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) puts out their Infrastructure Report Card which provides, “…a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s 16 major infrastructure categories…using a simple A to F school report card format…” In addition to…

Eaton uses advanced manufacturing to rapidly produce PPE for COVID response

The COVID-19 pandemic in our nation began in late January with one single case in Washington State. Just a few short weeks after that, some U.S. states started to experience massive outbreaks, including New Jersey, New York, California, Massachusetts, Michigan…

Generative design and injection molding – making complex plastic parts possible

Exploration deals with big, early decisions. Are you going to use traditional injection molding, gas-assist, or microcellular techniques? Are you going to use traditional cooling, conformal cooling, or high conductivity inserts? Are you going to try a new material? That…

Autodesk Vault changes data landscape for electric utility

In data and document management, chaos is certainly not your friend. But, when managing data across a publicly owned electric utility, unpredictability and uncertain document integrity can be costly and even dangerous. Minimally, lost time and errant equipment purchases can…

Fabricate better: the new features in PowerMill 2021

This article was contributed by  Alex Alvarez of KETIV Technologies. Autodesk’s flagship CAM software, PowerMill just keeps getting better and better. Ever since the acquisition of Delcam, Autodesk has made it their mission to not only focus on core user…

Existing conditions modeling creates wins for Florida school system

School systems and their administrators continually seek to bring about the best learning environments for their communities.  They are tasked with creating environments that enable high-quality instruction within budgets that are often stretched. Adept administrators look to maximize their budgets,…

Army Research Laboratory Pioneering Next-Generation Materials for the Next-Generation Fight

As the military modernizes to prepare for a next-generation fight with peer or near-peer adversaries, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory (CCDC-ARL) contributes by developing groundbreaking innovations in 3-D printing that dramatically expand what capabilities can…

Manage data better: the new features in Vault 2021

There’s a time of year that CAD geeks (like me) look forward to with great excitement, but network and infrastructure administrators (also, like me) dread. It happens every spring when the good folks at Autodesk release the new versions of…

The impact of coronavirus: what architects can learn from the financial crisis of 2008

Even though I grew up in semi-rural Southwest Missouri, I have always loved cities—their energy, their feeling of connectivity, their history. But, more than anything, I was fascinated by their structures. Because of this, when I was applying for college,…