Ryan Schradin
Ryan Schradin
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Ryan Schradin is a communications expert and journalist with more than a decade of experience. Ryan has edited and contributed to multiple popular online trade publications focused on the digital design, security, satellite, unified communications and network infrastructure industries. He serves as the executive editor for the GovDesignHub. In addition to his work with the Hub, he serves as the Executive Editor of the Government Satellite Report and the Modern Equipment Manufacturer online publications. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking across the great state of Virginia with his wife, Sarah, and their rescue pup, Brooklyn the Adventure Dog, who is 13lbs of pure furry fury.

PlanGrid brings needed disruption to construction industry

When you think about the industries that are on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovations, the construction industry is not likely the first to enter your mind. In fact, the construction industry has often been hesitant to change…

Autodesk and Unity partner to usher in the future of digital design

Early last month it was announced that a new partnership between Autodesk and Unity would open the door to what the companies coined, “immersive experiences and more efficient workflows.” While that certainly sounds fantastic, this is a partnership that may…

How CTC productivity tools make the impossible possible for Autodesk users

Earlier this month, it was announced that Applied Technology Group (ATG) – an Autodesk Platinum Partner – would be acquiring CAD Technology Center (CTC). This is the company’s second large acquisition this year – following its acquisition of CADSoft –…

How CAD and BIM are helping Seattle’s public utilities

State, local and municipal governments play many roles and deliver many disparate services for their citizens. However, one of the most overlooked – albeit essential – services that they deliver is the provision of utilities. One of the tools that…

Reality capture necessary with the window for infrastructure improvements open

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has faced a significant adversary over the past decade. But we’re not talking about ISIS, or North Korea or any of the adversaries you may be thinking of. We’re talking about budget uncertainty,…

Using technology to design better utility distribution

One of the most important jobs for many state, local and municipal governments involves the distribution of public utilities, which can include power, water, gas and other services necessary to 21st century life. However, the distribution of utilities is becoming…

Josh Watkins, Water Utility Manager for the City of Redding, on the use of digital design in public utilities

Choosing to work in public service comes with the reward of getting to help provide essential services and necessary infrastructure to constituents. But it also comes with some incredible challenges, tight budgets and the knowledge that mistakes made in the…

Chip Barret on the role technology plays in providing public works in an evolving municipality

Every year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) names 10 leaders in public service and public works as their “Leaders of the Year.” These individuals are the public and private employees that have dedicated their careers in the service of…

BIM solutions spark infrastructure improvements in underserved communities

BIM solutions are being utilized in underserved comminutes throughout the world for infrastructure and historical preservation. KnowledgeWell, comprised of professionals who volunteer to share their capabilities with the emerging world, has had a hand in multiple BIM projects that aim…

New materials mean new capabilities for the military

In the past, if you were looking to build a new weapon system or military platform, there were only so many different options for the materials that were available to you. A hundred years ago, that was restricted to things…