4 Inefficiency Traps that Civil Infrastructure Teams Need to Escape from in 2018 premium
Urban development is a big challenge for governments and project owners. Urbanization, combined with overall population growth, could add another 2.5 billion to the world’s urban centers by 2050. For the infrastructure sector, this means providing the essential utilities and transportation systems to support these dense over-crowded areas – while doing more with less. Technology […]
DLT Solutions
November 1, 2017
Road Rehab – A Fix for This Time-Consuming Civil Engineering Challenge premium
Look out for the pot hole! Did you know that one out of every five miles of highway pavement is in poor condition and in need of rehabilitation? If you’re a civil engineer, you’re probably not surprised. The bulk of highway system funding goes towards highway repair, and with good reason. According to the Federal […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
August 18, 2017
[Webinar] Using BIM to Power your Rail-Led Transportation Strategy premium
You don’t have to go far to hear concerns about infrastructure decay in the U.S. In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ranked the country’s infrastructure at a D+ grading. “The infrastructure is in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard, with many elements approaching the end of their service life. A […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
July 10, 2017
5 “Must-Watch” InfraWorks 360 Classes from Autodesk University premium
Autodesk University (AU) is a great event for anyone looking to explore new innovations in digital design or brush up on their software skills. But not all public sector organizations have the budget to send their CAD teams to AU. No problem! AU has assembled a catalog of on-demand sessions that you can watch for […]
Government Writer
June 15, 2017
How to Get Started with BIM (aka your “Beach BIM” Essentials) premium
BIM is everywhere. It’s poised for greater adoption by the U.S. government and, despite the “building” moniker, is also gaining ground in transportation infrastructure. As you get ready for your summer vacation, now is the perfect time to reflect on what BIM can do for your agency, and, more importantly, how do you go about […]
Government Writer
May 23, 2017
[Report] BIM Gains Ground in Transportation Infrastructure premium
The use of BIM for infrastructure in the U.S. is well on the way to becoming established for transportation projects. These are the findings of a new SmartMarket Report – The Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure –  from Dodge Data & Analytics and DLT partner, Autodesk. The report shows that the commitment to BIM […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
May 15, 2017
Cyber EO: Positive Provisions, Unfortunate Omissions and Excessive Reporting premium
The White House has recently issued an Executive Order, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”  The Order is broad in scope, and features positive provisions, some unfortunate omissions and a seemingly excessive set of reporting requirements.  Let’s take a look. The Order begins by asserting that cybersecurity is an enterprise belonging to […]
Don Maclean
Chief Cyber Security Technologist
April 24, 2017
U.S. Infrastructure gets a Failing Rating – Does your State Make the Grade? premium
The revitalization of U.S. infrastructure is once again a hot topic as the new White House administration pledges to invest in the nation’s roads, bridges and airports. Politics aside, it’s a timely imperative. Once again, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has ranked U.S. infrastructure at a D+ grading. That’s no improvement from four […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
August 10, 2016
How to Achieve “Green” Infrastructure Goals with Analysis and Simulation premium
Just as our access to life-supporting resources is declining, our consumption of life supporting resources is on the rise. It’s a troubling dichotomy that is leading to increased policy making and regulation that puts pressure on federal, state, and local agencies to take action. The GSA, for example, requires that fossil fuel energy consumption be […]
Autodesk Tech Writer
April 9, 2015
The White House Clears the Way for Sanctions Against Hackers premium
When it comes to cybersecurity, once again The White House means business. Last week, President Obama issued a new executive order that empowers the administration to extend sanctions against those who pose a cyberthreat to critical U.S. infrastructure. Previously, the federal government had the power to sanction countries and corporations who it considered a threat. […]

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