BIM locks up cost savings for the Iowa Department of Corrections

The Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) has the large job of providing oversight of the correctional facilities at nine prisons and 25 community sites across the state. Unfortunately for the IDOC, many of these date back to the 19th century, were…

Civil 3D virtual training closes knowledge gaps for town of Blacksburg, VA

For government organizations and municipalities, ensuring everyone is on the same page in terms of core competencies is an essential prerequisite to the success of any digital design or engineering project. With the pressure to do more with less, knowledge…

One AutoCAD is here!

If it’s spring – then it must be time for another release of AutoCAD!  Officially referred to as AutoCAD 2019 (with a tagline of “One AutoCAD”), this release is not just an upgrade of new features – it also includes…

City of New York Champions Design and Construction Excellence with the Power of BIM

New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) handles some of the most exciting and dynamic architectural and infrastructure challenges in the world. As the City’s primary capital construction project manager, the NYC DDC designs, renovates, and builds…

10 Steps to BIM Adoption for Government Organizations

In previous posts on the Gov Design Hub, we’ve discussed how BIM solutions haven’t seen the wide adoption in the public sector that they have in the private sector. However, we’ve also seen studies dictating that BIM adoption is poised…

What the Autodesk and ESRI Partnership Means for Government Infrastructure

Late in 2017, Autodesk and ESRI announced a new partnership to “advance infrastructure planning and design”. The relationship was positioned to help build a bridge between building information modeling (BIM) and GIS technologies. But what does this relationship mean for…

Seven ways BIM can benefit the government

Despite mandates, BIM adoption in government has lagged its private sector counterparts. However, new data shows that BIM is poised for greater adoption across agency design and construction projects, as well as into building operations. It’s not surprising. BIM brings…

Online repository of “as-built” data delivers benefits to National Guard

The role of the Army National Guard has expanded significantly since 9/11 and represents 40% of the U.S. Army’s total combat capability supporting Joint Commanders across the range of military operations around the globe. Critical to this mission is the…

Upcoming event to focus on the future of making things in government

If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area and your job focuses on making things for or on behalf of the government, we have an exciting new event that you’re going to want to know about. On May 8, 2018, technology…

Autodesk’s digital manifesto details an exciting future for construction

Every few decades, new technologies come along that are truly disruptive and revolutionary – capable of shaking up the way we work, live and play. Once these new technologies enter the marketplace, nothing is the same again, as “business as…