Connecting Teams Impacted by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces more and more Americans to work from home, many are struggling to find ways to adjust to this new work environment. This is particularly true for those who are used to working in teams to…

Taming the “Wild, Wild West” of National Guard Facilities Data Storage

The Army National Guard is a distributed and complicated organization that has multiple divisions and units in each of the fifty states, three territories and the District of Columbia. However, while these agencies are overseen by a centralized federal organization…

How to Get Started in Civil 3D

Even for civil engineering veterans who have successfully transitioned their project workflows to Civil 3D, odds are that there is still room to go back and learn—or at least refresh—some of the fundamentals of the program that could help expedite…

Surveying with drones – saving governments time and money without sacrificing accuracy

Since exploding onto the scene, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are transforming the construction world. Indeed, construction is anticipated to be the largest commercial use case for drone technology. From civil infrastructure projects to buildings and facilities, drones drive…

Where to go for help with Civil 3D

With the number of different variables that civil planners need to consider in any public works project, and the task of coordinating dozens of design elements coming from a wide array of engineers, architects, and other designers, all while maintaining…

Five government digital design predictions for 2020

The past few years have been exciting ones for the government digital design community. The adoption of next generation building information modeling (BIM) solutions and new 3d modeling technologies have drastically increased the capabilities of the people that design, build…

Government and the future of smart cities

I enjoyed delivering the keynotes on the Digital Design Symposium roadshow for Government where the main focus was on the Future of Design.  After some discussion on embracing change and moving to BIM – my keynote changed lanes to focus…

The topics and technologies that took center stage at Autodesk University 2019

Autodesk University 2019 drew more than 12,000 digital design professionals to Las Vegas for four days of sessions, certification, networking, and product showcases. If you couldn’t make it this year, here’s a recap of some of the highlights, plus links…

Skanska discusses the high-wire act of renovating LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B

Any large public infrastructure project is going to be difficult and filled with challenges. However, when you’re renovating and upgrading a public transportation hub that was built when FDR was President and the same year that both Superman and Batman…

Autodesk brings anytime, anywhere cloud collaboration to Civil 3D infrastructure projects

If you’re a Civil 3D user, it’s now become easier to collaborate on complex projects with teams spread across offices, contractors, and even time zones. Autodesk recently announced a new collaboration capability between Civil 3D and its BIM 360 Design…