Award-winning BIM implementation powers the design of the City Rail Link – New Zealand’s most ambitious infrastructure project

Creating a tunnel that connects the largest metropolis in New Zealand is no easy task. The logistics alone require an incredible amount of forethought and planning, and many would shy away from such a commitment. However, Link Alliance, an international…

How technology could make the most of the Biden Administration’s proposed $2T in infrastructure spending

America’s critical infrastructure is in need of investment and rehabilitation. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the country’s infrastructure a “D+” rating in its last two Infrastructure Report Cards. That “D+” rating implies that the…

The digital twin – a necessity for government facilities in a post-COVID world

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we spoke with Tod Glidewell, who leads Future Aviation Sustainment & Modernization Continued Airworthiness initiatives at the Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), about how digital twins were being developed for one of…

Four Tips for Turning Historic Buildings Into Modern Workplaces

Historic buildings hold a special place in the hearts of architects, workplace planners, and employees. There’s something alluring about creating workspaces within the confines of century-old stone or retrofitting a Victorian Era home into offices. For all their uniqueness, repurposing…

New in Vault 2021: Duplicate Search

Autodesk Vault’s most recent release has powerful new features. While many of the new features offer new options and tools on the administrative side of Vault, users of Vault Professional can leverage a new tool to manage duplicate parts.  This…

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…

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…

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…