Autodesk on keeping open data at the heart of the AEC digital revolution

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, government agencies and AEC professionals were forced to digitize their processes, which ultimately led to a fundamental shift in how the industry approaches and understands project lifecycles. With no signs that the industry…

People, processes, and platforms – three keys for AEC digital transformation

People. Process. Platform. These are the three P’s of digitization according to Accenture and Industry X’s Principal Director, Stephen Pester. And though research from Accenture shows that 90 percent of companies in the construction industry are investing in digital transformation,…

The power of Autodesk Forge—Three key takeaways from Autodesk University 2021

In the government manufacturing, construction, and design world, innovation isn’t hindered by a lack of creativity or ideas. Any manufacturing or architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professional can attest that the challenge is found in executing upon those ideas, especially…

How digital twins are paving the way for AEC digital transformation

Digital twin technology has the potential to be a game changer in how government construction and design professionals approach the AEC lifecycle. But according to Autodesk’s Senior Director and General Manager, Robert “Bob” Bray, “If you ask ten people what…

Digital Twins — protecting city infrastructures from climate change

American city architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) projects have always been notorious for their sluggish lifecycles. When architects, engineers, and contractors are all utilizing different software and technologies, integrating and streamlining digital AEC data between project stakeholders can be a…

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…

AI SpaceFactory: How to Become a Space Architect

Who doesn’t want to go to space? The ever-growing list of companies—from SpaceX to Jacobs—would seem to make that answer rather obvious. But that range also gives you a sense of the broad spectrum of technologies and expertise that we…

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…

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…