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How BIM makes the IPD model possible – a Q&A with BuroHappold

Not all Ivy League schools have massive endowments and bank accounts. Some have to get more creative when looking to build new facilities on a budget – or simply embrace innovative new approaches to design and construction. And that’s exactly…

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…

Kickstarting BIM – five tips for a successful implementation

You’ve decided to make the move to BIM – you have (nearly) everybody on board.  So where do you begin?   Making such a shift in process, and probably software, can be very daunting.   Thankfully you don’t have to jump in…

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Can generative design and additive manufacturing power interplanetary travel?

Interplanetary travel is among the most talked about topics in the scientific and space communities. In fact, the Trump administration has tasked NASA with both going back to the Moon, and exploring deep space – including missions to Mars and…

The connected jobsite: delivering the right information at the right time

From schools to hospitals, intersections to bridges, public sector construction projects can’t afford to be delivered late, over-budget, or entail costly rework. Yet, too often, they do – and the reason is usually down to a lack of communication between…

Construction IQ – minimizing construction site risk with AI and Big Data

We’re generating incredible amounts of data each day, but putting that data to good use is a perennial challenge, especially in the construction and engineering world where 95% of all data captured  isn’t acted upon. But how exactly can that…

Autodesk acquires BuildingConnected to further digitize construction workflows

Autodesk made further strides into its quest to empower the technological transformation of the construction industry with its recent acquisition of BuildingConnected – a leader in preconstruction tools that help building owners and contractors streamline their operations and communicate better.…

How AI and machine learning can help update America’s crumbling infrastructure

The state of our nation’s infrastructure is grim. The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure an overall score of “D” for “poor” or “at risk”. The hurdles to improving that score,…

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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…

Lynn Allen Explains the Top Six Trends for the AEC Industry

This is the Era of Connection. Today, everything is network-enabled and Internet-connected, from smart doorbells to fitness trackers, and this technology isn’t likely to slow down. By 2020, Cisco estimates that there will be more than 24 million devices connected…

Autodesk and Unity partner to usher in the future of digital design

Early last month it was announced that a new partnership between Autodesk and Unity would open the door to what the companies coined, “immersive experiences and more efficient workflows.” While that certainly sounds fantastic, this is a partnership that may…

Unity + Autodesk: Enabling the flow of BIM data

For the public sector, communicating the value of AEC projects, driving consensus, and achieving stakeholder buy-in – whether from the public, legislators, or other authorities – is essential. And, in the past this has frequently taken the form of sharing…

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