Generative design’s windfall via AI

Humans are great. But humans aren’t terrifically suited to exploring every conceivable option in a matter of seconds when it comes to problem-solving. We are bound by our knowledge, experiences, energy, and time. AI, on the other hand, is only…

AMO 2020 demonstrates the future of manufacturing for the military

Keeping the warfighter supplied with equipment, resources, and even parts for repairing weapons and vehicles are all key to successful missions. If a supply line is compromised, the mission is at risk. Keeping everything our troops need on-the-ready through advanced…

The U.S. Air Force’s inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics provides an ecosystem of partnership

Often inspiration comes from unexpected sources. The U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) sought to tap into the inspiration and innovation of public sector partners with its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO). The resulting event offered a picture of…

3d Printing Makes Portable Runways Possible for the U.S Air Force

The United States Air Force is partnering with academia and the private sector to explore advanced manufacturing techniques to solve one of their largest challenges in theater – allowing forward operating troops to land aircraft wherever they are needed. Thanks…

How advanced manufacturing is revolutionizing the way the military makes

One of the most exciting technological advancements in today’s military isn’t a mobile device, or an application, or even an immersive AR application that delivers real-time intelligence to warfighters on a heads-up display. It’s a simple aluminum bracket. That may…

Advanced manufacturing and 3D printing keep the USAF flying

Additive manufacturing is proving its place amongst the U.S. Air Force (USAF). When aging aircraft need repairs, it is often becoming difficult to find replacement parts and cost-prohibitive to manufacture parts using traditional fabrication methods. Unfortunately, until recently, these were…

Existing conditions modeling creates wins for Florida school system

School systems and their administrators continually seek to bring about the best learning environments for their communities.  They are tasked with creating environments that enable high-quality instruction within budgets that are often stretched. Adept administrators look to maximize their budgets,…

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…

BIM helps the construction of the MD Anderson Cancer Center weather Hurricane Irma

Each year, the companies and organizations that are utilizing digital design solutions in creative and innovative ways are recognized and rewarded with Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards. The award categories include infrastructure, construction and building design, with small, medium, and large…