Courtesy The Boring Company

Courtesy The Boring Company

This week, Elon Musk’s Boring Company announced that it has abandoned plans for a tunnel underneath the Los Angeles freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard that Musk first revealed in 2017. The controversial project had faced backlash from the community. In a response on Twitter, Musk implied that the project was merely a test tunnel. “This is completely backwards. Based on what we’ve learned from the Hawthorne test tunnel, we’re moving forward with a much larger tunnel network under LA. Won’t need a second test tunnel under Sepulveda.” [Twitter]

At the AEC software company’s annual Autodesk University conference, Autodesk showcased recent technologies to approximately 11,000 architecture, engineering, and construction professionals with hardly a pause, writes our reporter Terri Peters, to reflect on lingering issues, such as data sharing. [ARCHITECT]

In an effort to accelerate the productivity of the construction industry, Autodesk announced plans to acquire construction software platform PlanGrid. [ARCHITECT]