Lena Rivera
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Lena is an Editor and Writer for Connected Aviation Today who contributes to the content strategy for the site and several other online publications. Lena covers a wide range of topics at the intersection of public sector technology and federal government modernization initiatives. Lena has deep experience working in the healthcare and medical field, where she was responsible for translating medical research projects and even hosted a successful medical podcast.

Norconsult’s Innovative Solutions Increases Project Efficiency for the Kattås Water Treatment Plant

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Christian Serck-Hanssen, Senior Project Manager at Norconsult, to discuss the company’s award-winning design of the Kattås Water Treatment Plant in Norway. This project involved using innovative digital design solutions…

Norconsult Helps Resolve Norway Water Supply Issue Through Advanced Digital Design Solutions

Norway has long made it a priority to deliver high-quality drinking water to its citizens. In fact, almost 100 percent of the Norwegian population has access to treated drinking water from waterworks that meet high-quality standards of the EU Water…

How Generative Design is Revolutionizing Component Fabrication at NASA

The GovDesignHub recently had the opportunity to attend some of the sessions and panel discussions from last year’s Autodesk University (AU). This annual conference, held in mid-November in Las Vegas, Nevada, brings together innovators in architecture, engineering, construction, product design,…

U.S. Marine Corps Proves What’s Possible by 3D Printing in Flight

Imagine being on the battlefield and breaking a bone. Traditionally, you would have to wait for a helicopter to perform a medical evacuation, wait to be seen by a doctor, and wait for them to make you a cast. This…

U.S. Marines Make History by 3D Printing in the Air

The U.S. military views 3D printing and other forms of advanced manufacturing as a way to reimagine traditional manufacturing approaches that have historically been incredibly slow and costly. It also sees these revolutionary approaches to manufacturing as a way to…

Autodesk Leads the Way in Sustainable Water Systems

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Carolina Venegas Martinez, Senior Strategy Manager at Autodesk, to discuss how BIM and digital twins are helping ensure safe drinking water for all by making it easier to replace,…

Solving the Nation’s Water Crisis with Digital Design

Approximately seven years ago, then-President Barack Obama was forced to declare a federal state of emergency in the State of Michigan. This executive action was intended to expedite the delivery of federal aid and assistance to Michigan’s Genesee County from…

BIM Helps Bring the State Fair Transit Center to Life for the Citizens of Detroit

Both sustainability and historic preservation are big topics in the world of construction. Detroit’s new up-and-coming State Fair Transit Center covers both of these topics while also truly taking into account the needs of the citizens of Detroit. And digital…

How Government Agencies Can Leverage BIM for Building Management and Operations

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Nicholas Stefanidakis, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Strategic Alliances and Channel at Eptura, to discuss the impact that the movement towards remote and hybrid work has had on how…

How COVID has Transformed the Modern Government Workplace

COVID has had a profound impact on everything in our world, including the way we work. Between 2019 and 2021, the number of people primarily working from home tripled from 5.7 percent (roughly 9 million people) to 17.9 percent (27.6…