David Presgraves
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David Presgraves is the Executive Editor of GovDesignHub, and staff writer for several other online publications dedicated to defense, military, and federal government agency technologies.

Autodesk on keeping open data at the heart of the AEC digital revolution

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, government agencies and AEC professionals were forced to digitize their processes, which ultimately led to a fundamental shift in how the industry approaches and understands project lifecycles. With no signs that the industry…

People, processes, and platforms – three keys for AEC digital transformation

People. Process. Platform. These are the three P’s of digitization according to Accenture and Industry X’s Principal Director, Stephen Pester. And though research from Accenture shows that 90 percent of companies in the construction industry are investing in digital transformation,…

The power of Autodesk Forge—Three key takeaways from Autodesk University 2021

In the government manufacturing, construction, and design world, innovation isn’t hindered by a lack of creativity or ideas. Any manufacturing or architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professional can attest that the challenge is found in executing upon those ideas, especially…

How digital twins are paving the way for AEC digital transformation

Digital twin technology has the potential to be a game changer in how government construction and design professionals approach the AEC lifecycle. But according to Autodesk’s Senior Director and General Manager, Robert “Bob” Bray, “If you ask ten people what…

More money saved, less time spent: How additive manufacturing is transforming military supply chains

Upkeep of weapons systems and platforms is one of the top priorities and responsibilities of today’s military supply chain providers. But one challenge that the military is facing, with both modern and legacy systems, is whether to repair or completely…

Four ways that common data platforms are the future of connected construction

Though common data platforms (CDP) are not new on the government construction scene, they are certainly proving to be one of the most effective and innovative drivers enabling more connected and efficient construction sites. Gone are the days of teams…

Digital Twins — protecting city infrastructures from climate change

American city architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) projects have always been notorious for their sluggish lifecycles. When architects, engineers, and contractors are all utilizing different software and technologies, integrating and streamlining digital AEC data between project stakeholders can be a…

Scratching the Surface: How Surface Engineering Fills in the Gaps that AM Leaves Behind

Prior to 3D printing’s arrival on the manufacturing scene, the US military supply chain was often met with lengthy and arduous timelines for critical asset production. This not only stalled the manufacture and repair of essential equipment within the military…