Could modular housing replace FEMA trailers following natural disasters?

While the summer may bring us beautiful weather, sunny days and fun – albeit awkward – family road trips, it also brings something far less welcome. The summer kicks off the hurricane season in the United States – which extends…

Topcon Solutions Store Shows Why Government Users Should Use Civil 3D

Government design projects have unique needs and requirements that may not need to be considered in other AEC projects. Since they’re being conducted on behalf of the taxpayer, there’s a demand to create designs that are not only functional, but…

As transportation planning booms, agencies turn to BIM

Transportation planning continues to be a critical priority for state and local governments. Issues such as sustainability and the environment, accessibility for all riders, and transit efficiency are driving numerous initiatives across the country, reports Deltek. For example, in June…

Autodesk Sustainability Report – “We Can’t Wait Another Decade”

Earlier this month, Autodesk released its 10th annual Sustainability Report which tracks the company’s record as a sustainability leader and the progress of its customers in redefining their organizations to align with the urgency of sustainable development and climate change.…

The Friendly New Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020

Among the new features and capabilities in the newest version of AutoCAD, the powerful new Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020 have been one of the largest crowd pleasers!  We insert blocks all the time – and yet the standard INSERT…

Get new design and manufacturing tips through Autodesk Virtual Academy

With the advent of innovative techniques like subtractive and additive manufacturing and other advances in 3D printing, there are a ton of new, awesome applications that government manufacturers or companies manufacturing things for the government can use to get at…

BIM helps the construction of the MD Anderson Cancer Center weather Hurricane Irma

Each year, the companies and organizations that are utilizing digital design solutions in creative and innovative ways are recognized and rewarded with Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards. The award categories include infrastructure, construction and building design, with small, medium, and large…

How to get the most out of Autodesk University 2019

Each year, Autodesk sponsors an enormous user’s conference and exposition called Autodesk University (AU). The event brings together more than 10,000 professionals from construction, manufacturing, architecture, engineering and media creation to learn more about their digital design solutions and capabilities,…

Autodesk University 2019 Passes – Now Available on GSA Schedule

Autodesk University 2019, hosted in Las Vegas, is the premier conference for those who design and make the world around us. Whether you design, engineer and manage roads and bridges, stormwater systems, government facilities and military installations, or intergalactic space…

Five technologies improving construction site safety

The construction industry is one of the deadliest businesses in the world. According to OSHA, one in five of all worker fatalities in 2017 occurred in the construction industry. Falls are the biggest cause of death (39%) but other factors…