What could America’s post-COVID-19 infrastructure plan look like?

Infrastructure plans are the hot potato of government politics. No sooner is an idea floated to fix our nation’s D+ grade infrastructure then it’s dropped. However, with a focus on driving economic recovery after the current COVID-19 pandemic is over,…

Taming the “Wild, Wild West” of National Guard Facilities Data Storage

The Army National Guard is a distributed and complicated organization that has multiple divisions and units in each of the fifty states, three territories and the District of Columbia. However, while these agencies are overseen by a centralized federal organization…

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…

How automation can make drone surveying a reality for government users

As we’ve discussed previously on the GovDesignHub, drone surveying can enable government organizations realize tremendous cost savings in contrast to traditional surveying methods. That’s because drones allow users to rapidly capture accurate, bird’s eye imaging that simply wasn’t possible before…

What’s new in AutoCAD 2020 for govies?

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here and Autodesk has commenced its steady roll-out of 2020 software releases. First off is AutoCAD 2020. Released in late March 2019, AutoCAD 2020 includes interesting and exciting new features. With a…

A cure for America’s aging infrastructure problem

It’s no secret that U.S. infrastructure is aging. Consistently low scores on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card (a D+ in 2017 – the same grade the U.S. received in 2013) show a nation struggling to…

Co-Author Revit models in real-time, in the cloud, via a single app

One of the interesting developments at this Autodesk University 2018 is that the center of Autodesk’s AEC universe is no longer occupied by it’s flagship Revit product, but by BIM 360 – a cloud-based common data platform for connecting project…