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A Compelling Shift in Computational Design Training

18 April 2024Computational Design, Services & Support, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

The evolution of design is affecting how we think about solving design challenges through computational design.

3 Signs of the Industrialization Era in Structural Engineering

17 April 2024Construction, Structural designLukas

In recent years, prefabrication and modular construction have gained significant traction in the construction industry, offering a plethora of benefits…

6 Ways Offsite Construction Helps Attract Fresh Talent

3 April 2024Construction, ManufacturingCarol Dunn

As pressure mounts for more housing and the skilled labor shortage drags on, the spotlight on offsite construction processes is…

VIDEO: Reliable Cost Management Tips for Less Risk on Projects

6 March 2024Build, Construction, Digital TransformationCarol Dunn

Cost management can automate workflows, eliminate information silos and connect data across your company’s tech stack.

4 Ways Collaboration Can Supercharge the 2024 Tech Outlook

8 February 2024Collaboration, Digital TransformationCarol Dunn

it’s becoming imperative within companies that one team knows what the other team is doing. When it’s done well, collaboration…

Graitec Engages with AU Participants about Technological Evolution

4 January 2024autodesk, Construction, GraitecCarol Dunn

presentations underscore the ongoing commitment by Graitec Group to provide advanced solutions that work in concert with Autodesk technologies to…

Revolutionizing Structural Engineering: Harnessing Data for Time and Cost Efficiency

13 December 2023Advance Design, Data, Digital Transformation, Structural designCarol Dunn

structural engineers are leveraging data to streamline building information modeling (BIM) workflows, enhance collaboration, make informed decisions, gain valuable insights,…

5 Surprisingly Attainable Sustainable Construction Options

7 December 2023Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

From innovative pavement solutions to eco-friendly framing systems, here’s a look at cutting-edge sustainable construction options that are surprisingly attainable…

How Construction Data Collection and Analytics Are Revolutionizing the Industry

29 November 2023Construction, Data, Digital TransformationCarol Dunn

driving this transformation is the integration of data collection and analytics into construction processes. Following are ways data collection and…

Better Document Management Using the Cloud

26 October 2023Architecture and Engineering, Collaboration, Digital TransformationCarol Dunn

Using the cloud as a repository of information and documentation, it was possible to focus document management on quality rather…

7 Leadership Challenges Involving AE Technology Implementation

12 October 2023AEC, Architecture and Engineering, Digital TransformationCarol Dunn

Leaders who recognize the potential of technology and its impact on their companies are successfully transforming architecture and engineering with…

How Lean Construction Success is Being Achieved Using Robotics

5 October 2023Construction, Digital TransformationCarol Dunn

One example of the way robotics are being used in the construction industry is by collecting information from a jobsite…

Tech Tip: Easy Mesh Configuration Options in Structural FEA/FEM

22 September 2023Advance Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

The functions offered in the Advance Design surface property sheet enable users to specify mesh configurations to meet each project’s…

Two Amazing Cloud-Based Tools to Make Project Management Easier

22 August 2023AEC, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Build, Construction, Project ManagementCarol Dunn

The products on the Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC) platform like BIM Collaborate and Build enable you to use management tools…

How to Define User Coordinate System in Advance Design

17 August 2023Advance Design, GraitecCarol Dunn

When using Advance Design, in some cases we may need to build our model or study results using a specific…

How to Make the Complex Parts of Your Project Manageable

22 June 2023Advance Design, Structural designLukas

two specialized tools that will help you efficiently design and analyze reinforced concrete elements in BIM

8 Ways to Streamline Your Construction Projects

7 June 2023AEC, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Collaboration, ConstructionCarol Dunn

Streamlining your construction projects is increasingly important as pressure builds on you and your peers in the industry to accomplish…

3 Ways to Get Better Control of Your Steel Production

1 June 2023Advance Workshop, Construction, Fabrication, ManufacturingCarol Dunn

GRAITEC Advance Workshop is a manufacturing execution system designed especially for steel fabricators and steel service centers

How and Why to Achieve Connected Construction

12 April 2023autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, BIM workflow, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital TransformationCarol Dunn

The interaction among construction teams needs to be efficient – and that efficiency can be achieved by connecting them.

4 Ways MEP Prefabrication Improves a Project’s Success

14 February 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

with MEP prefabrication, virtual 3D BIM models help maximize construction processes and coordination to improve a project's success

A Better Kind of Breakdown . . . with BIM Collaborate

3 November 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

By breaking down models into constituent parts, teams can focus on specific information to solve their issues with fewer distractions.

NIBS Initiative Working Toward National BIM Standard in US

10 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

A national BIM standard would help the construction industry achieve a new level of industrial efficiency through digitalization.

3 Roles of BIM in Prefabrication

26 September 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, BIM 360, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, Mechanical, MEP, NavisworksCarol Dunn

The 3 roles of BIM in prefabrication include better collaboration, time and money savings, and safety and comfort.

BIM and Digital Measurement for MEP

13 September 2022Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Navisworks, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Even with different workflows, every MEP company can benefit from the BIM construction precision that results from digital measurement.

Why BIM is Better than 2D for Concrete Design

24 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, RevitCarol Dunn

Companies are discovering that issues around finances, accuracy, speed, and information management can be addressed by using BIM processes.

Combining BIM and BEM in Design

23 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

Due to public interest in energy conservation, BIM platforms are increasingly integrating building energy modeling (BEM) in building design.

How to Start Smart in Modular with BIM

1 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Bridging the Gap, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

in a process like offsite modular construction, it follows that prefabrication processes and coordination of onsite assembly will be facilitated…

Progress Tracking with Autodesk Build

27 July 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Progress Tracking is an Autodesk product currently in beta form that will soon be included in Autodesk Build for every…

Autodesk’s Take on the Future of BIM

21 July 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Building information modeling (BIM) is a valuable process that everyone on a project can participate in and make use of.

How to Structure a BIM Workflow Optimization

15 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

BIM is an initiative that includes tools, processes and people. This article describes the way a BIM workflow optimization might…

Finding Your ROI During BIM Adoption

6 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

To find your ROI during BIM adoption look for benefits including financial, efficiencies, competitive advantage, and intangibles.

How BIM Interoperability is Affecting AEC Companies

25 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

BIM has moved forward with platforms like Autodesk Construction Cloud, enabling multiple disciplines and products to interact and share data.

How BIM Helps Design Stakeholders with Sustainability

17 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, BIM 360, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Using BIM processes, all design stakeholders can benefit from sustainability in every phase of a project - design to build…

BIM: 4 Things to Consider in Your Move from 2D to 3D

11 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Your success with BIM will be more assured if you go into an implementation well informed about disruption, issues, planning,…

Why More MEP Contractors Are Relying on BIM-Enabled Workflows

26 April 2022Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Large contractors with complex projects are the most sizable group using BIM. But the process will benefit any size company.

3 Major Benefits from Optimizing Your BIM Workflows

4 March 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, RevitCarol Dunn

Major benefits of optimizing BIM: better delivery process, improved onboarding and more capacity to provide other services that set you…

Recent Updates to Autodesk BIM Collaborate

22 November 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, BIM 360, Civil 3D, plant 3d, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

New product enhancements to Autodesk BIM Collaborate improve change analysis, streamline access to Revit issues and improve model coordination.

MEP Force Keynote Recap: Angie Simon

3 September 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, ManufacturingCarol Dunn

Building information modeling (BIM) has become expected, not optional, as well as productivity tracking and rejection of the old adage,…

Crossing the Bridge between Architects and Designers

13 July 2021AEC, All, Architecture and Engineering, CollaborationCD

There are definitely collaboration and technical workflow challenges in Revit and BIM 360 that interior design firms face when working…

Developing Operational Strategies Around Computational Design

9 July 2021All, Computational Design, Construction, ManufacturingAnthony

The convergence of computational tools in a maturing BIM world is fundamentally reshaping the building and manufacturing industries.

The Promise of Autodesk Construction Cloud

8 July 2021All, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, ConstructionCarol Dunn

The promise of ACC is that it solves the issue of losing touch with the 3D project model, which has…

Proof of Concept: Plant 3D + Advance Steel + BIM 360 Design

29 January 2021BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

See our our proof of concept of Plant 3d Advance Steel, and BIM 360 can get multiple products working in…

How 3D Laser Scanning Can Greatly Improve Your Construction Project

9 November 2020All, Digital TransformationCD

Thanks to the accuracy of a 3D laser scan, it’s an ideal solution for capturing not just the general shape…

Implementing BIM 360 Coordinate for Clash Detection

4 November 2020All, BIM 360Carol Dunn

With anywhere-anytime access to the most recent project models and data, Coordinate accelerates project reviews and streamlines virtual design and…

6 Steps to BIM 360 Docs Implementation

12 October 2020All, BIM 360, DocsCarol Dunn

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs is the foundation of the BIM 360 products.

Assemble Systems and BIM 360: Better Together

30 September 2020All, BIM 360CD

Access to both Assemble and the tools contained within BIM 360 are extremely helpful in achieving success and efficiency in…

MEP Force 2020 Takeaways, Day 2

2 September 2020All, MEPCarol Dunn

Guests James Simpson, Travis Voss, Nathan Wood, and Rob McKinney talked about their top takeaways for the day.

Better Coordination in Revit

18 August 2020All, RevitGabe Hernandez

Coordination has improved quite a bit in the latest version of Revit.

BIM 360 Coordinate Entitlements – Where Are They?

18 July 2020All, BIM 360CD

BIM 360 Coordinate: The purchase is pretty straightforward, but access to the entitlements after that is not as intuitive as…

5 Technology Innovations to Watch For

8 July 2020All, Construction, Digital Transformation, innovationCD

construction: five of the coolest recent tech innovations, in no particular order

Revit 2021: A Few of My Favorite New Things

10 April 2020All, RevitAnthony

There is a litany of new features for all the disciplines, many that impart meaningful improvements to existing workflows and…

The UK’s Efforts to Set BIM Standards

17 March 2020All, BluebeamCarol Dunn

The top six contractors in the U.K. are working together to define the U.K. PDF guidelines for BIM professionals.

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