Rebuilding Christchurch Cathedral More Sustainably, Resiliently, and Inclusively

This article originally appeared on the Autodesk Design & Make website. To read the original article in its entirety, click HERE. On Feb. 22, 2011, a shallow, intense, 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, near the city’s business center district, causing…

5 Laser Scanning Use Cases for Government Agencies

This article originally appeared on the ATG USA Blog. To read the original article in its entirety, click HERE. In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, laser scanning and reality capture tools have emerged as groundbreaking innovations that allow for precise and…

BIM Helps Bring the State Fair Transit Center to Life for the Citizens of Detroit

Both sustainability and historic preservation are big topics in the world of construction. Detroit’s new up-and-coming State Fair Transit Center covers both of these topics while also truly taking into account the needs of the citizens of Detroit. And digital…

Three key roles digitization will play in rebuilding America’s infrastructure

After months of negotiations, compromises, and concessions between the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate, and the White House, last November President Biden finally signed his landmark Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The passed infrastructure bill arrives as refreshing…

Design Checker for Autodesk Inventor and How to Install It

What is Design Checker for Autodesk Inventor? We often overlook just how crucial 3D modeling is to the manufacturing industry. 3D modeling provides us with a virtual representation of what our final design will be once it is manufactured. Often,…

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…

The pros and cons of LiDAR for capturing existing conditions

When it comes to capturing existing conditions, the first question in everyone’s mind seems to be “to scan or not to scan?” With all the technologies out there, the next question is usually “which tool is best for the job?”…

You CAN (and SHOULD) make the move from AutoCAD to Autodesk Revit

Alright…your department is finally considering the move to BIM because of the myriad of reasons discussed in my previous article.  You understand all the advantages – you realize the world is moving to BIM and don’t want to lag behind. …

What govies can expect at Autodesk University 2018

Autodesk University (AU) 2018 is fast approaching. This year AU will connect 10,000 professionals from AEC, manufacturing, and more, over four days of learning, networking, and knowledge sharing from November 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV. If you haven’t secured your…

How reality capture can make renovations easier for government agencies

As any surveyor or field engineer knows, capturing existing field conditions for an infrastructure project or building renovation is a tedious, manual, often analog, and inaccurate process – not to mention dangerous. Renovation projects are a particular challenge since the…