How to Get Started in Civil 3D

Even for civil engineering veterans who have successfully transitioned their project workflows to Civil 3D, odds are that there is still room to go back and learn—or at least refresh—some of the fundamentals of the program that could help expedite…

Where to go for help with Civil 3D

With the number of different variables that civil planners need to consider in any public works project, and the task of coordinating dozens of design elements coming from a wide array of engineers, architects, and other designers, all while maintaining…

Why Parks and Recreation Departments Should Transition to Civil 3D

Parks and recreation projects, like many public works projects, are complex undertakings. Not only do they need to meet the high standard of public safety, but their design documents need to integrate myriad design elements created by a wide cross…

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…

Best Practices in 3D Design from the Wisconsin DOT

The next time you’re on the highway, take a moment to consider all the features along the road that had to be built to get you from Point A to Point B: there’s the guard rails, the slope off of…

BIM use in the water industry soars as local governments reap benefits

BIM for buildings, BIM for transportation, BIM for facilities management, the ever expanding use cases for BIM is taking the AEC industry by storm. But what about BIM in the water industry for water utility projects like water/wastewater management and…

Chip Barret on the role technology plays in providing public works in an evolving municipality

Every year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) names 10 leaders in public service and public works as their “Leaders of the Year.” These individuals are the public and private employees that have dedicated their careers in the service of…

10 Steps to BIM Adoption for Government Organizations

In previous posts on the Gov Design Hub, we’ve discussed how BIM solutions haven’t seen the wide adoption in the public sector that they have in the private sector. However, we’ve also seen studies dictating that BIM adoption is poised…

Seven ways BIM can benefit the government

Despite mandates, BIM adoption in government has lagged its private sector counterparts. However, new data shows that BIM is poised for greater adoption across agency design and construction projects, as well as into building operations. It’s not surprising. BIM brings…

Online repository of “as-built” data delivers benefits to National Guard

The role of the Army National Guard has expanded significantly since 9/11 and represents 40% of the U.S. Army’s total combat capability supporting Joint Commanders across the range of military operations around the globe. Critical to this mission is the…