The future of government design is in BIM

Government design professionals need to accept the reality that it’s time to start migrating from their CAD solutions to Building Information Modeling (BIM). As we heard from Jose Covarrubias, the BIM/CAD Manager at the Tampa International Airport, the public sector…

Drones and GIS – what the future holds for Tampa International Airport

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we featured part one of a two-part conversation with Jose Covarrubias, the BIM/CAD Manager at the Tampa International Airport. In his short time since joining the airport, Jose has been working to bring…

Tampa International Airport benefits from BIM in facilities management

Many people know about the benefits that BIM modeling can deliver in the design and construction of a new building. But the benefits of BIM models don’t end when the construction crews leave and the ribbon is cut. There are…

Four ways that BIM and GIS integration benefits infrastructure projects

In a recent article on their Infrastructure Reimagined online publication, Autodesk’s Infrastructure Technical Marketing Manager, John Sayre, talks about the recent Esri User Conference in San Diego. During his time at the conference, John learned how GIS can be used to…

The future of AEC: why we need to close the gap between BIM and GIS

If you’re heading to Autodesk University this year or plan to catch up with the sessions on-demand after the event, then you’ll notice that many of the sessions focus on the intersection of engineering and GIS. Much of this is…

Monthly AUD Tips & Tricks – AUD 8.0 and ModelMap Configurator

This is a monthly webinar series based on topics submitted by AUD users. SBS will work with the selected customer to present tips and tricks for implementing their requested topic.

BIM and GIS integration: 5 compelling public sector use cases

In late 2017, Autodesk and Esri announced a partnership to build a bridge between their respective BIM and GIS technologies. Here on GovDesignHub we also discussed what this means for government infrastructure design/build projects, most notably the ability to synthesize information from both BIM…

10 “can’t miss” infrastructure sessions from Autodesk University 2018 – now on-demand

If you couldn’t attend Autodesk University (AU) 2018, not to worry, hundreds of the sessions are now available to view on-demand, for free. For govies on tight budgets, this is great news. Even better, many of them sessions, particularly those…

Using technology to design better utility distribution

One of the most important jobs for many state, local and municipal governments involves the distribution of public utilities, which can include power, water, gas and other services necessary to 21st century life. However, the distribution of utilities is becoming…

How public utilities are benefitting from fully integrated distribution design

The utilities industry is at an inflection point. A rapidly retiring workforce, urbanization, increased sustainability initiatives, and aging infrastructure, are creating significant challenges that must be solved through efficient operations and new technologies. One area ripe for digital transformation is…