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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk’s LA Tunnel Scrapped

Plus, the U.N.’s Emissions Gap Report reveals we are falling short on carbon cutting goals, Autodesk announces its latest acquisition, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane This week, Elon Musk’s Boring Company announced that it has abandoned...
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Autodesk Announces Plan to Acquire PlanGrid Construction Software

The AEC software company hopes to accelerate the productivity of the construction industry with this new acquisition. By ARCHITECT Staff The following is a press release from Autodesk announcing plans to acquire San Francisco–based construction software company PlanGrid. Autodesk...
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Autodesk University 2018 Challenges the Future of Work, Again

The annual conference showcased recent technologies to approximately 11,000 AEC professionals with hardly a pause to reflect on lingering issues, such as data sharing. By Terri Peters From Nov. 13–15, approximately 11,000 architects, designers, builders, and CAD users attended...
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Former Autodesk CEOs Raise $200 Million for Autonomous Manufacturing Startup

Amar Hanspal and Carl Bass were both named in an SEC document filing for the new company. By Katharine Keane Former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and former interim co-CEO Amar Hanspal have joined forces to establish an autonomous manufacturing startup called AutoLab AI, which has...
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The 800-Pound Gorilla: Autodesk Sees a Digital Future for Architecture Firsthand

Billion-dollar software developer Autodesk is angling for an even bigger stake in the building industry with initiatives in automation, machine learning, and data management and exchange … all by watching design innovation in action. By Edward Keegan Autodesk is the A...
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Autodesk to Cut 1,200 Jobs in a new restructuring plan

The company outlined a new restructuring plan in their third quarter earnings statement on Tuesday. By Katharine Keane It looks like new Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost is practicing what his company preached earlier this month at Autodesk University 2017, where he...
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Autodesk University 2017: Who Will Lead Architecture into a Future of Automation?

The annual event by the software giant highlighted data platform advances while prompting discussion for architects about improving work practices and efficiency in the building industry. By Nathan Miller Nearly 10,000 architects, builders, designers, and makers of all kinds...
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IKEA and Other Heavy Hitters Invest $40 Million in Vertical Farming

Plus, the 2018 Winter Olympics to feature the blackest black made by humans, renewable energy aims to be a significant producer of global power by 2040, and more design-tech news from this week.   By ARCHITECT Staff   Swedish furniture company IKEA, top chef David Chang...
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Autodesk and Project Frog Collaborate to Improve Prefabrication Process | Architect Magazine

The companies will create a cloud-based data environment to link the architectural design process and fabrication. By Katharine Keane On Tuesday, San Francisco–based component building systems company Project Frog announced a collaboration with global software developer Autodesk...
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Autodesk’s New MaRS Office Is Out of This World | Architect Magazine

By ARCHITECT Staff Two years after its initial announcement, software developer Autodesk has officially completed the move of its Toronto office—and the headquarters for Autodesk Research—to the city’s MaRS Discovery District innovation hub on Tuesday. In its new location,...
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