Infrastructure

Writing a New Story for Impoverished Communities with 3D Printed Homes premium
Over 900 million people around the globe live in sub-adequate housing that lacks necessary sanitation and water. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to 1.6 billion – a fifth of the world’s total population. What can be done to provide this staggering population of people with access to adequate, affordable housing? New Story, a […]
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March 18, 2019
Infrastructure Security: What’s an Infrastructure? premium
By now, you’ve heard it a hundred times: the perimeter is breaking down, no more “crunchy outside” to protect a “chewy inside”, no more castle-and-moat model of network infrastructure security. If there is no inside and outside, then where do defenses belong? What security architectures make sense for such amorphous network? If a network is […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Autodesk Tech Writer