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Company: Anchorage Municipal Light & Power Project: 3D modelling of underground facilities Location: Anchorage, Alaska (USA) Unique Challenge: Record keeping of underground cables, conduits, and vaults is challenging. Design rarely if ever matches what was actually built in the field.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: COWI Owner: The Norwegian Public Roads Administration Project: E16 Road Project Location: Oslo, Norway COWI uses a 3D model of existing geographical conditions connected to the cloud, to plan and visualize the new E16, a 4 lane, 32 km... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: Huitt-Zollars Owner: Orange County Project: La Pata Gap Closure Location: Orange County, California (USA) Unique engineering challenges: Although the project had environmental clearance and final design had begun, several of the project stakeholders were requesting changes to the project... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: Dewberry Owner: Loudoun Water Project: Potomac Water Supply Program Visualization Location: Loudoun County, Virginia (USA) Unique challenge: Communicate a complex, multidisciplinary, and mostly underground project to multiple audiences in a clear and engaging way Autodesk technology: AutoCAD Civil 3D,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Company: Huettenwerk Krupp-Mannesmann (HKM) Project: One Digital Factory Location: Duisburg, Germany Unique challenge: Interdisciplinary work over more than twenty departments. HKM’s plant documentation and information was widely scattered throughout the organization and in many different formats including spreadsheets, standalone databases,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Is winning a result of mindset, a technology, a methodology, or all of these? Authors: John Rodriguez, BIM Manager at Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. Teresa Elliott, Autodesk We've explored BIM in several posts already, but we wanted to bring up the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Fall is here officially. And for me that means planning is in full swing for AU2014. Pardon me, while I geek about this year. Why am I so excited? It's because I have had a sneak preview of what you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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"The 3D printing market is maturing rapidly, as attention and influence shifts from the companies that manufacture these amazing devices to a broad range of industries where the technology is finding distribution and practical applications." [Forbes Magazine: 3D Goes Mainstream].... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Allison Huffman Determined to become London’s Airport of choice, Gatwick Airport undertook a massive 1.2B capital investment program to modernize their infrastructures. Of all the customers and projects we have the privilege to work with here at Autodesk, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Kansas City, Missouri Uses InfraWorks to Do Planning and Urban Design Guest author: Gunnar Hand, AICP with BNIM Architects @ghand@bnim.com Downtown Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) is experiencing an urban renaissance, eclipsed by the opening of its new streetcar starter line... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Whenever I hear how engineering and construction firms use Building Information Modeling (BIM), I’m struck by how much BIM changes the way people work - and how they think about that work. BIM is more than just technology or creating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Ever played SIM City! I love it. You get to decide how your entire city is designed. You create roads, neighborhoods, parks, police and fire stations, schools and libraries and more. As the master architect of your city, you decide....well,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. -- Chinese Proverb Author: Jerry Bartels A young man walked into his backyard tired from weekend chores. He thought to himself how wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Allison Huffman If you can see it...even if you can't physically see it.... you can still model it. What do you get if you take 40+ people on a bus tour through Las Vegas with a bunch of tablets?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Brett Casson The design and construction of transportation and building projects have never been more complex, and these two sectors have been at the pointy end of the innovation stick. Understanding site conditions are not only a necessity for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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It's July and here at 'the desk', that means we are preparing for Autodesk University. Even if you haven't started to think about it, I'm getting really excited about what I saw submitted for class topics this year and for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Karen Weiss, P.E. If you are the type of person that follows the comings and goings of US DOTs as it relates to technology acquisition and adoption, you might remember that back in June 2011, the California Department of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Guest author: Everett Clary, Anchorage Municipal Light & Power Marty's Delorian has nothing on us! Going back in time to see and manage our underground facilities is totally possible with Autodesk Recap. Why is this so important to us? Underground... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Christian Frank iNFRANEA uses BIM to model, coordinate, and plan a river-widening project on the River Waal Nijmegen where more than ten different disciplines contribute to this project. Their designs cover every aspect—from the permanent changes to the river... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Want to create memorable project proposals…gain a competitive edge …extend design capabilities? Civil infrastructure projects are being impacted by increasing project complexities, competition, and technology innovation. In the face of this change, maintaining the status quo is not an option.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Author: Karen Weiss, P.E. When I first came to work for Autodesk six years ago, only a handful of my highway engineering friends had ever heard of the company. This awareness amongst highway engineers has changed dramatically in the past... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Guest author: John Rodriguez, BIM Manager at Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. I recently joined Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. as BIM Manager, serving all six of the company’s Southern and Northern California locations. For 20+ years, Fuscoe has delivered civil engineering, survey &... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Here's a little Friday fun - from BIM on the Rocks! Can you imagine twenty years from now - maybe even fewer - kids will make a video laughing about the tools we use today - the look and feel,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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US High Speed Rail Association West Coast Meeting which is to be held June 2-4 is going to be at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco for part of this event, June 2-3. Lisa Campbell, vice president of Autodesk, will... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks
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Guest author: Erin Sorensen, Idaho Power In 2004 I was a punk kid still in drafting school, okay, maybe just an unconventional student. Age 20, single mother, and working part time at a comedy club - I got lucky to... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at BIM on the Rocks