You know I've been posting a lot about BIM, Green Building and the software that makes green design much easier (including the Revit product line of course). While I've been making those posts, one of the things that didn't occur to me was that the GSA has mandated the use of BIM for all new federal buildings. Now that Obama is planning on helping the economy by creating jobs to rebuilding our infrastructure, I really think Revit and Civil 3D are going to completely take over the AutoCAD market since CAD isn't an acceptable format for government work.
The good news is, we can get firms up and running within a month, but try to not wait until the last minute.
Here are a couple of excerpts that may pertain to the AutoCAD users out there.
Obama has asked his economic team to craft a plan to create 2.5 million jobs over the next two years, including some in the field of alternative energy. His original plan was for one year.
One new detail is the 2.5 million jobs that he wants to create by 2011. He also speaks now of making it a two-year plan.
Another addition is investment in green technology. Obama has long talked about creating 5 million jobs by putting $150 billion into alternative energy, but not as part of his rescue plan.
On Saturday, though, he listed green jobs prominently among the investments he thinks the government should make in a stimulus plan.
'We'll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels; fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead,' he said.
Read the whole article: Obama pumps up his economic stimulus proposal - Los Angeles Times: