News from AU
January 22, 2020

Modular Gets Popular: New Approaches to Off-Site Construction

Modular construction isn’t exactly new—you could buy a mail-order home kit from Sears in 1908. But with BIM and other digital technologies, plus recent advances in precision manufacturing, modular construction is entering a new phase—one that allows for greater customization, more efficiency, and better buildings. Construction Dive has started a new series exploring the realities and the possibilities for off-site construction today. Their recent column explores the promise of modular for the hospitality industry in particular, an industry that is working to meet increased demand while also fa... READ MORE >
January 15, 2020

AU London 2020 Call for Proposals Is Open

The AU learning journey for the year is just getting started. Our first event, AU London 2020, doesn’t happen until June. But now is the time to think about what class you might teach this year. Call for Proposals for AU London is open. And we want your ideas. What makes a great AU class? It depends on what you have to offer. Have big ideas and insights on trends that shape your industry? Sounds like a great industry talk. Want to show people like you how you get the job done in a better way? That could make for a great instructional demo. Want to teach others a click-by-click workflow that he... READ MORE >
January 8, 2020

The Future of Work: Adapting to an Era of AI-Driven Automation

Increasing automation—it’s both a reality and a necessity. A reality because automation and innovation have already transformed our processes for making and building in radical ways. A necessity because, to meet the needs of a growing human population in sustainable ways, we’ll need to automate and innovate even more. And make no mistake: that will mean continued disruption for those who work in these fields today, not to mention the workers of tomorrow. How we approach these changes and adapt can make all the difference to the future we forge. Autodesk is committed to putting people at the ce... READ MORE >
December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays from AU

2019. It’s the end of another year and also the end of a decade. And what a decade it’s been. A time of transformation in our tools and our processes, our mindsets and our means, our roles and our relationships to learning. Just think: what was your job like 10 years ago? What did your workstation look like in 2009? How different were your workflows? Today, learning is part of the work week. If you’re part of the AU learning community, you’re right where you need to be to survive and thrive in your ever-changing industry. Because the time of transformation is far from over. In fact, it’s just ... READ MORE >
December 16, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the AU 2019 Speaker Awards

The knowledge that’s shared at AU Las Vegas comes from the AU learning community itself—the users, creators, experts, innovators, and Autodesk employees who share their experience, their insight, and their workflows as speakers at AU. That’s why we always make it a point to celebrate speakers who earn top scores on class surveys and in other criteria areas. These folks are passionate about sharing their knowledge in a way that makes the material come alive for those who want to learn. In the class surveys, we ask attendees to rate the overall skill of the speaker, the class materials, and if t... READ MORE >