News from AU
April 14, 2021

David Butts Shares AU Class Picks, Memorable Projects, Favorite Tech, and More

This interview is part of a series featuring the members of our diverse AU community, from speakers and conference attendees to forum participants and online commenters. You are AU. 1. What’s your current job role? I’m the Engineering Technology Manager for the Southeast US for Gannett Fleming. I manage applications and technology for design applications across all business lines. I also provide BIM management and support across the entire firm. I’m also responsible for managing the national technical training programs for Autodesk, Bentley, and... READ MORE >
April 7, 2021

Six Tips for Creating Your Best AU 2021 Proposal

We’re already a week into the AU 2021 Call for Proposals. From new workflows and thought-provoking conversations to industry-leading case studies and time-saving tips, professionals from the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and media are showing what they know and sharing their discoveries. AU 2021 will be a digital event held this fall, and we’ll only have room for about 300 classes, which could make this year’s process extremely competitive. Make sure you give your proposal the best chance of success with these tips: 1. Address this year’s focus topics You’ll... READ MORE >
March 30, 2021

AU 2021 Call for Proposals Is Open

The workflows. The tips. The tricks. The industry insights and global trends. The fresh perspectives on digital transformation. All this and more will be happening as part of AU 2021. And it all starts with the Call for Proposals. Call for Proposals for AU 2021 is now open. Submit your proposal today. Broadcast your expertise Call for Proposals is your opportunity to submit a proposal to teach a class at Autodesk University. What expertise do you have to share with the AU community? Show us how you’re creating the new possible and helping to shape the future of your industry. To give your prop... READ MORE >
March 23, 2021

AU 2021 Call for Proposals Opens Soon

How are you helping to create the new possible? The AU 2021 Call for Proposals opens soon, and we want to hear from you. It’s time to gather your ideas and think about the AU class that you could lead better than anyone. How are you contributing to the future of your industry? What lessons have you learned on your recent projects? What breakthroughs or thought leadership do you have to share? Call for Proposals will be open from March 30 through April 30. We invite the community to vote for their favorite proposals from March 30 through May 12, so submit your proposal early to get the most vot... READ MORE >
March 17, 2021

Modular Construction Brings New Possibilities for Affordable Housing

The lack of affordable housing in the United States is reaching crisis levels not only for the poor, but also for the middle class and upper-middle class. Over the past decade, both rents and home prices have risen while incomes have remained roughly flat. More than 18 million households spent more than half their income on housing in 2016. Almost half of renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent and nearly two-thirds of renters say they can’t afford to buy a home. The situation is often worst in areas experiencing rapid economic growth, such as the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Sout... READ MORE >