Road Rehabilitation is a Top Priority for DoTs: How to Do It Right

Overlays and road rehabilitation projects represent the majority of spend in most U.S. states today. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, one out of every five miles of highway pavement is in poor…

Three questions for post occupancy BIM implementations

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is quickly becoming the industry standard tool for designing and architecting new buildings, public works projects and other structures – and for very good reason. BIM relies on intelligent models to create and manage building and…

Finally…Drawing Compare inside of AutoCAD!

We’ve all been there!  Two drawings that look eerily similar but you’re not quite sure if they are exactly the same.  What is the difference between the two drawings (if any?)  Without a drawing comparison capability…how can you tell?  No…

Denver International Airport Uses BIM to Keep Pace with Aviation Infrastructure Growth

U.S airports serve more than two million passengers every day and congestion is growing. 24 of the top 30 major airports may soon experience, “Thanksgiving-peak traffic volume,” at least one day every week. And, while the aviation industry is marked…

Road Rehabilitation in the 21st Century

We are all aware that several of the roads and highways in the United States (and the world) are in dire need of maintenance.   This maintenance falls under the general description of Road Rehabilitation.    With roadways, there are three specific…

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…