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…

Advanced manufacturing and smart cities – topics destined to dominate Autodesk University 2019

Next week, the entire digital design community will be coming together in Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2019. This almost week-long user conference and exhibition is designed to highlight the new advancements in digital design solutions – and illustrate what…

AU 2019: See what’s in store for infrastructure and transportation design

Building and maintaining our nation’s infrastructure is a critical responsibility of the public sector. Yet, year-after-year, the U.S. continues to rank low on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card. While there are no quick fixes (the…

How to use your AutoCAD details as you transition to Revit

If you’ve made the move from AutoCAD to Revit, congratulations. But what do you do with that huge library of details that you amassed over years of working on CAD projects? As you transition to Revit, recreating AutoCAD details is…