AutoCAD 2022: what’s new and exciting?

Well, it’s here . . . AutoCAD 2022! With it comes some cool new features that I find really exciting. Of course, there are always the performance enhancements to make the software work better. This year these enhancements mainly focus…

Virtual twin – creating something from nothing for the U.S. Air Force

Advanced manufacturing and design present many unique solutions to existing issues. Whether it is through the creation of items formerly too cost-prohibited to be viable, or as a new way to visualize a design, this technology and its impact on…

Data governance – the key to effective workplace management in the age of COVID

Every business collects data of some kind. Small companies may keep customer records in spreadsheets while global organizations use multiple systems to manage everything from HR data, sales, assets, and workplace management.  But having data doesn’t automatically mean the reports…

Award-winning BIM implementation powers the design of the City Rail Link – New Zealand’s most ambitious infrastructure project

Creating a tunnel that connects the largest metropolis in New Zealand is no easy task. The logistics alone require an incredible amount of forethought and planning, and many would shy away from such a commitment. However, Link Alliance, an international…

From Smart Cities to Cost Savings – Why Agencies Should Begin Eating the BIM Elephant

Just last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its report card for America’s infrastructure. This report is released every four years and assigns a grade to multiple different critical infrastructure systems that are essential for driving commerce…

Innovative Panama Cruise Port wins AEC 2020 finalist recognition

Large infrastructure projects are always difficult to design and complete. There are multiple different stakeholders – from local planning boards and commissions to local businesses to the general public – that want a say in the design, how the space…

Maintaining privacy in a modern workplace

The modern workplace is a far cry from spaces of the past. Banks of private offices gave way to an open concept fad that’s morphed into a hybrid of spaces, including personal desks surrounded by pony walls, hot and hotel…

How technology could make the most of the Biden Administration’s proposed $2T in infrastructure spending

America’s critical infrastructure is in need of investment and rehabilitation. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the country’s infrastructure a “D+” rating in its last two Infrastructure Report Cards. That “D+” rating implies that the…

Managing mixed-use spaces with an IWMS

Mixed-use spaces – used by public sector agencies for different purposes – or even mixed-use cities present unique challenges for workplace managers under the cloud of COVID. Unlike single-use facilities, mixed-use spaces may see much larger groups of people come…

The digital twin – a necessity for government facilities in a post-COVID world

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we spoke with Tod Glidewell, who leads Future Aviation Sustainment & Modernization Continued Airworthiness initiatives at the Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), about how digital twins were being developed for one of…