Autodesk 360: The Technology Behind It And How It Will Change BIM

Autodesk just announced Autodesk 360, their official cloud-based system. I predicted it, with surprising accuracy, exactly one month ago in the post, How Autodesk and Onlive Will Game The Future of BIM. And while this blog typically sticks to industry marketing topics, I think this evolution of BIM is worth talking about. It also relates […]

Be Ready to Lien in 2009 (But be Careful)

2009 is likely to be a year in which many construction liens are filed. As all of us in construction know, and as reported in the AGC Smart Brief, the beginning of 2009 and through 2010 will likely show an even greater downturn in the commercial and residential markets. These economic times will make mechanic’s […]

Walt Disney’s Original Epcot Plan (Part 2)

  After Disney’s death, The Walt Disney Company later decided that it did not want to be in the business of running a town. The model community of Celebration, Florida has been mentioned as a realization of Disney’s original vision, but Celebration is based on concepts of new urbanism which is radically different from Disney’s […]