February 28, 2017
Why Transportation System Design Needs to Move Beyond Traditional CAD premium
It always blows my mind when I talk to designers and engineers who are still using CAD, even Microsoft Visio, for engineering and design work. But when it comes to designing future transportation systems, where complex workflows, tight budgets, and multiple stakeholders complicate project success, CAD simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Why? Drew Olsen, writing […]
Government Writer
September 2, 2015
Latest Release of Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Adds Traffic Simulation + More premium
Today, Autodesk announced its mid-year update to InfraWorks 360 its flagship preliminary engineering and design software. What’s new? Well, the latest update  brings a more integrated approach between design and analysis. According to Autodesk’s In the Fold blog, “Roadway design can be a highly iterative process with designers having to balance multiple factors – the demands of geographic […]
January 21, 2015
Does your DoT Know Its Salt Volumes? premium
It’s that time of year again, winter is upon us and public works and transportation agencies are looking at ways to keep a close tab on salt supplies. Shortages are a common occurrence. Unexpected storms and unpredictable snowfall amounts can wreak havoc with salt supplies. While most municipalities in snowier climes tend to store enough salt […]
December 9, 2014
The Internet of Things is at Work in Our Cities this Winter premium
The “Internet of Things” – it’s everywhere right now! The “Internet of Things” or IoT, for short, refers to the next evolution of the internet when everyday objects are networked to the web and each other. Smart watches, connected cars, appliances, houses, and more – very soon every physical thing will be accessible through the […]
November 24, 2014
Free White Paper: DOTs Explain How They’re Transforming Transportation Infrastructure Design premium
According to the McKinsey Global Institute, roads are the world’s top infrastructure segment in terms of investment. Here in the U.S. increasing traffic and an aging infrastructure is making it more important than ever to build new or rehabilitate existing transportation systems. These projects are becoming increasingly larger and complex, yet funding levels have continued […]
June 10, 2014
3 Major Ways Transportation Agencies Are Using Google Solutions premium
When you’re responsible for managing transportation infrastructure, field personnel and vehicles, having up-to-date information about locations and status is mission critical. To optimize resource coordination, central operations must be able to pinpoint infrastructure, assets, and employees. And communication channels must be strong to keep field workers and headquarters staff on the same page. Here’s just […]
December 13, 2013
NCDOT and Industry Leaders Partner for Infrastructure Solutions Educational Event premium
If you’re a surveyor, engineer, infrastructure designer, or transportation official and are in the North Carolina area you might want to check out this one-of-a-kind all day educational event and workshop hosted at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in Raleigh on December 18. Hosted by KnowledgeWell, the 2013 Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions Series: Innovative […]
October 22, 2013
6 Free Autodesk University On-Demand Classes for Govies premium
6 Free Autodesk University On-Demand Classes for Govies Can’t make it to Autodesk University (AU) this year? Anyone can join the AU community for free and enjoy on-demand classes from your desktop. Here are a few we’ve narrowed down that are specifically for and about the public sector. 1. Managing CAD and Enterprise Geospatial Data on […]
September 25, 2013
CAD & GIS News for Govies 9/25 premium
CAD News for Govies is a weekly feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: SimCity with Real Data: Modeling Real Cities in 3D in a Web Environment Ever wondered what SimCity would […]
October 25, 2012
How to Optimize Your Road and Highway Designs Affordably with an AutoCAD Workflow premium
With roadway design and construction outsourcing costs rising and growing pressures to maximize tax dollar value, state and local governments are increasingly looking for better ways to improve transportation design projects – on a lower budget. Outsourcing has its advantages, providing convenient access to skilled expertise while helping agencies ease their workload. The process, therefore, of moving this function back in-house is often easier said than done.