News from AU
April 18, 2019

Designing for a More Sustainable Future: Earth Day 2019

Earth Day is celebrated each year around the world on April 22. Started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson and a community of committed environmental activists, Earth Day brings together millions of people worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet and everything that lives on it—including us. Although the earth is currently facing serious degradation due to a host of factors—from deforestation and habitat loss to plastic pollution, poaching, pesticide use, and more—it’s not too late to make a positive impact. Check out these organizations we're partnering with t... READ MORE >
April 10, 2019

Smarter, Safer Construction Sites: A Talk with Autodesk’s Shubham Goel

The construction industry has long generated substantial amounts of data, and with the IoT, new sensors, and mobile devices, there’s more data available than ever before. But pulling insight from that data quickly enough to make better decisions has long been a challenge—a challenge that Autodesk Data Science Manager Shubham Goel is trying to solve. He’s overseeing the development of Construction IQ, which is currently included as part of BIM 360 Build. Construction IQ uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze data in real time. The result? It can predict and help you manage... READ MORE >
April 4, 2019

World Health Day: Designing for a Healthier World

This Sunday, April 7, marks the celebration of World Health Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and dedicated to raising awareness of specific aspects of global health that need more engagement. Past themes have included food safety, diabetes, road safety, mental health, and infectious diseases. This year, the WHO is addressing the need for universal health coverage—protecting the sick from undue financial risk, improving access to health services, and improving outcomes. At Autodesk, we’re also committed to the health, safety, and well-being of all people through the power o... READ MORE >
March 29, 2019

AU London Registration Is Open

And just like that, the AU International 2019 calendar is up and running. Registration for AU London is now open, and we’re gearing up for our best event yet. It’s time to buy your passes, book your flights, and get ready to explore the future of making June 18-19. The Connect & Construct Summit will be held June 17. Returning to London’s Tobacco Dock, the event will feature more than 120 learning sessions, from mainstage keynotes to industry talks and panels to hands-on labs spanning the AEC, manufacturing, and media industries. Free Certification exams will also be available with your AU... READ MORE >
March 27, 2019

Women in Construction: A New Approach to Solving the Skills Gap

We’re thrilled to have a guest post from Lorien Barlow, director of the first feature-length documentary about women in construction trades, Hard Hatted Woman, as part of our celebration of Women’s History Month. She led a popular panel at AU 2018 with the workers featured in her film, discussing the realities and possibilities for women in the field of construction. Here’s what she has to say: On a recent rainy Thursday afternoon in the Bronx, students at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy trickled into the auditorium for an after-school event. The New York City Coalition for Women in... READ MORE >