Preconstruction Professionals: You Won’t Want to Miss Autodesk University 2022

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After two years of online events, we’re thrilled to announce that Autodesk University will be back in-person and better than ever before! We’ve made sure to pack every hour of the event with opportunities for you to learn, grow, and connect.

Whether you’re learning from experts in a dynamic conversation panel, rubbing shoulders with industry professionals at an evening reception, or learning about emerging technologies, there won’t be a wasted moment.

This year’s Autodesk University will take place live in the beautiful city of New Orleans, September 27-29. Over the course of three days, we’ll provide a treasure trove of information for preconstruction professionals like yourselves, including new trends and strategies for improving processes like estimating, bidding, and coordination.


Reasons Preconstruction Professionals Love Autodesk University

Here at Autodesk, we understand that preconstruction professionals face many unique challenges related to workflows, data, and other tasks. We’ve crafted our event specifically to help you meet those challenges head on.

By attending AU 2022, you will walk away better equipped to embrace the future of preconstruction. We’ll cover topics and host sessions relevant to your day-to-day tasks, such as connected workflows, advanced innovation, and data-centric sessions.

You’ll have a chance to meet face-to-face with Autodesk product experts and connect with hundreds of trusted partners, allowing you to fully unlock the benefits of your cloud-based solutions.

Session Preview: What You’ll Find for Preconstruction Professionals at AU 2022 

Wondering which sessions to attend for the latest in preconstruction? At AU 2022, you can pick and choose from among hundreds of options that help you discover key insights and improve your teams.

If you’re not sure where to get started, we’ve curated our top picks for the sessions to help you learn more about the future of preconstruction. Remember: This list is just a quick preview of the sessions you’ll find at AU 2022. You can check out the full session catalog here

Preconstruction Managers Meetup | 136804

With a focus on learning how your project’s delivery impacts your estimating strategy, this session offers an excellent opportunity to network and learn from fellow preconstruction managers. The meetup will include both group discussions and small breakout sessions, giving attendees a chance to learn (and share) best practices related to integrated project delivery, IPD “Light,” Hard Bid, and other topics.

Meet ProEst: Construction Estimating in the Cloud | CS502710

As manual estimating techniques become outdated, digital, cloud-based tools like ProEst streamline workflows and help you save time and money. This session will highlight how the advanced automation features of ProEst can help your team become more connected, increase bidding accuracy, improve visibility, and cut down on estimating time. 

Autodesk Takeoff: The Era of Connected and Accurate QTO Is Here Now! | CS500633 

Autodesk Takeoff is changing the game for estimators who face the difficult challenge of combining 3D takeoffs with 2D drawings—often with a lack of “information” in the BIM data. This cloud-based 2D and 3D quantity takeoff tool allows estimators to win more jobs by generating accurate bids. Enroll in this session to learn more about how the automated, industry leading Autodesk Takeoff can be used to combine customizable 2D takeoffs with automated 3D takeoffs. You’ll also learn how to review changes in design and update takeoffs.

Take a Load Off with DPR, Windover, and Arcadis | CS501169

In this open panel and discussion, estimators from DPR Construction, Windover Construction, and Arcadis will share their experiences in the new age of estimating. They’ll explain how BIM, cloud-based takeoff tools, AI, and bidding platforms have driven their project efficiency, followed by a discussion of common industry challenges and suggestions for handling challenges as they arise during a job.

Register for AU 2022 Today

Join us in New Orleans and build lasting connections with colleagues and industry professionals, experts, speakers, and other talented individuals.

The past few years have been filled with work-from-home setups, Zoom calls, and various industry disruptions brought on by the pandemic, which is why we’re particularly excited to come back together for this in-person event!

Registration for Autodesk University 2022 is now open, so don’t wait to get your tickets! With so much to do and see, this year’s event is shaping up to be our most exciting one yet. Head to the official AU 2022 site to register and start planning your trip to New Orleans. We can’t wait to see you in person!

Jenny Ragan

As Managing Editor - Content Marketing, Jenny oversees the execution of content strategies and implementation across the Digital Builder blog, podcast, and video channels. She has been working in the marketing side of the AEC industry for the past 15+ years and is the cornerstone of content marketing channel production, owning core editorial calendars and working with internal collaborators and external vendors and contractors to keep all deliverables moving forward.