Time to Build


Now is the time to implement BIM and explore the possibilities of advancing technologies to address one of the biggest challenges we face – infrastructure.

Building Information Modeling

Using BIM gives meaning to that vast amount of information available to urban citizens, design professionals, and decision makers. The advanced, model-based methodologies provide the ability to analyze complex information. This helps to optimize design and aid individuals, firms and cities to meet their intended goals.

“The test of strength to tomorrow’s infrastructure isn’t whether it is built with asphalt, concrete, or steel, but whether it is built with software, the cloud and data. If we are to meet our infrastructure challenges, we need to seize upon what may be software’s greatest untapped potential-its ability to fundamentally expand what our infrastructure can achieve.” BSA Foundation,
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Implementation in infrastructure is on rise

The SmartMarket Report analyze the findings of four countries’ (US, UK, France and Germany) use of BIM for transportation infrastructure projects and the value it brings.

Learn more about the Smart Market Report

Owners and AEC firms discuss what they are doing differently and why now is the time to change

  • Designing a bridge today means thinking about the future use of the bridge
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  • Construction managers were early adopters of BIM in infrastructure. Learn more about the real life of a construction manager.
  • Airports are taking the lead in defining project deliverables –BIM is at the center of these conversations.
  • Ports must move beyond thestatus quo. With larger ships,more expectations, and more business, they must grow andadapt their infrastructure.

The future of infrastructure

In order to have resilient and sustainable infrastructure that protects the environment, enables people to thrive, and creates economic value infrastructure owners and AEC firms must change the way they work.

BIM, big data, cloud computing, and analytics are changing how infrastructure is planned, designed, built, and managed. Technology will better connect people, processes, and ideas to create more resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

The future of infrastructure

Having not just informed positions on the range of opportunities that new technologies hold, but incorporating those positions into corporate strategy, will soon be just as much a prerequisite for success as a strong balance-sheet, social license to operate and skilled workforce.

Learn about Autodesk’s vision for how technology can deliver a more profitable, resilient and agile industry, and a better built environment.

To better understand why change must happen now -glimpse the future of infrastructure in the year 2050.

Innovation:Explore the art of the possible.

With the rise of reality computing, hardware and software advances have resulted in the ability to quickly and cost-effectively capture information about the physical world and make it digital.
For the first time we are getting much closer to having a true digital mirror of our physical world.

BIM, connected to the power of the cloud, offers new and more innovative ways of working to help meet these engineering and construction challenges of today and future infrastructure needs.

  • Get advice on the art of everyday innovation in civil engineering
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  • Emerging and cloud-enabled technology sparks innovation in infrastructure
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Existing conditions capture

The federal government is leading the innovation. Glen Canyon Dam is a perfect example of moving beyond the status quo and taking management of older infrastructure into the 21st century.

Bureau of Reclamation captures a dam to support critical infrastructure.

Communicate designs

Optimize design choices through simulation and analysis and get to final design faster through stakeholder buy-in. And try AutoCAD Civl and Infraworks for a performance you have to see to believe.


Collaborate across disciplines

Collaborate and share project information through the project lifecycle and digitize the construction site to optimize construction workflows.

Watch the Autodesk AEC collections for infrastructure

Learn more at Infrastructure Reimagined

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