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The Wolf Creek Burning Bridge Autodesk Digital Delivery System

Welcome to the all-new Infrastructure Universe Podcast! For our first episode, we are discussing how DOTs are adopting digital software and technology to modernize infrastructure design, specifically highlighting U.S. CAD’s partnership with the Montana Department of Transportation in their transition to Autodesk infrastructure design solutions.  Listen in as Aaron Powell, U.S. CAD Solutions Consultant, and Melanie…

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DOT’s All-In Approach to Digital Delivery Builds Figurative and Physical Bridges

In 2021, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) set out to reshape its disconnected workflows through a forward-thinking Digital Delivery Initiative, MDT adopted the Autodesk AEC Collection BIM and CAD software suite for highway and bridge design. The goal of the program is to ‘bridge the gap between strategy and execution. That move would prove…

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Owners Outline Essential Technology Enabled Investments for Next Gen Construction

It’s no secret that the construction industry is undergoing a massive transformation from both internal and external forces. Workforce shortages and supply chain disruptions along with tighter timelines and more complex projects are just a few of the notable challenges. A new report from Building Connected asked progressive owners what technologies, tactics and techniques that…

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The 2023 U.S. Construction Outlook: Recession, rotation, or renewal—and the role of technology in any scenario

From the many external influences and threats to the ever evolving means and methods of project delivery, the construction industry is necessarily one of flexibility and often creativity—today more than ever. In the recent U.S. CAD-sponsored 2023 Outlook for U.S. Construction, a panel of industry leaders assessed recessionary potential, federal investment opportunities, supply chain and…

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The Advanced Hydraulic Modeling Advantage for Consent Decree Resolution

In the sewer and stormwater maintenance business, the words ‘consent decree’ often invoke anxiety, dread and a very real concern that resolution will be lengthy and expensive. In the water world, these agreements are often a result of violations of the Clean Water Act. Mitigation varies from wastewater treatment plant enhancements to full capital improvement…

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Three Critical Components to Every Successful Technology Investment

Three Critical Components to Every Successful Technology Investment

There’s no shortage of technology solutions available that promise to help construction companies drive efficiency and productivity, shape more collaborative workflows, improve project delivery and even manage external disruptions. Case-in-point, the pandemic put every organization’s flexibility and connectivity to the test with jobsite restrictions and work-from-home orders. Today, those disruptions might take the form of…

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2023 Key Trends Shaping the Future of Civil Engineering

As we look to the future of the industry, the famous Darwin-attributed sentiment comes to mind:  “The species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment.” Those words are more true than ever when applied to the our world and our profession in these evolving times….

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U.S. CAD Earns Autodesk Platinum Club for Sustainability, Best-in-Class Customer Success, and Sales Leadership Awards

IRVINE, Calif., March 20, 2023 – U.S. CAD, a leading AECO technology and consulting firm, announced today that the company was honored with three Autodesk Partner Awards for the fiscal year 2023. News Facts: Supporting Quotes: About U.S. CAD U.S. CAD helps the AECO industry to take transformative steps toward net zero through digitalization by…

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Women in Construction Week: Meet Four U.S. CAD Women Making an Impact

Women in Construction Week, started in 1960 by the National Association of Women in Construction, is a week-long industry event dedicated to recognizing the invaluable contributions of women in construction, and generating awareness for better working spaces for women who desire to work in the industry. This week, we are shining the spotlight on women…

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Inside the Process: Talent and Technology Effect of BIM 

In a recent survey of around 200 U.S.-based civil and structural engineers Informed Infrastructure readers, a team of researchers focused on the extent of BIM adoption on AEC projects…and more importantly, what that acceptance really means for the industry. Since 2017, BIM adoption in the United States has increased from 33% to nearly 40%. The…

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