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…

It’s time to make the move – why an Autodesk subscription makes sense for the government

In February of 2016, Autodesk stopped selling perpetual licenses for its digital design solution and made the decision to follow much of the software industry by moving to a subscription model. This was a change, and – like many changes…

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…

As transportation planning booms, agencies turn to BIM

Transportation planning continues to be a critical priority for state and local governments. Issues such as sustainability and the environment, accessibility for all riders, and transit efficiency are driving numerous initiatives across the country, reports Deltek. For example, in June…

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…

TrueScan3D: Using drones, laser scanning and Infraworks to cut surveying time

Developing a detailed model is an important early step in any construction project. Creating that realistic, and meticulously accurate model of a project not only uncovers potential project issues that might have been missed in earlier, rougher sketches, but also…

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…

After Hurricane Florence: planning communities that are protected from storm surge and flood risks

Hurricane Florence heralded another brutal hurricane season for the East Coast. The slow moving, but mammoth storm – 400 miles wide with hurricane force winds extending a 160-mile span – left losses anticipated to be between $10-60 billion in economic…