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Next

NEXT.cc introduces what design is, what design does, and why design is important, nurturing curiosity, compassion, and creativity. Journeys with NEXT.cc engage local ideas informed with global practices. Participants move from the computer into the community and learn about themselves, their neighbors, and their friends as they engage history and culture of place and explore sustainable design possibilities.

Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest

The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest is a nationwide Internet-based competition that provides middle school and high school students with a realistic introduction to engineering through an engaging, hands-on design experience. Top teams win cash scholarships and notebook computers. Contest participation is free!

Bentley

Through the Bentley Institute, you can take advantage of a variety of tools and resources in the Academic Program. We are committed to help prepare students for tomorrow's infrastructure workforce, so you can learn the same powerful applications that are in use by infrastructure professionals today. The STUDENTserver provides you with a variety of academic resources. Register today and gain access to free software licenses, online learning, community forums, and more. We are committed to help you succeed.
See more here.

Tekla Campus

Tekla Campus is an online learning academy for students to learn the basics of BIM. The construction industry uses Tekla Structures to create, combine and distribute highly detailed, accurate and information-rich Building Information Models. At Tekla Campus, you can learn this tool for Free.  Use Tekla Campus to download free personal learning editions of Tekla Structures and dive into industry specific learning material.

SketchUp

SketchUp Pro is a smarter way to think about 3D modeling – it’s like a pencil with superpowers! Use this 3D modeling software to draw lines and shapes and push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Advanced users can start modeling from CAD and terrain data, photographs, or hand sketches.

Project Vasari

Autodesk Project Vasari is an easy-to-use, expressive design tool for creating building concepts, including integrated analysis for energy and carbon, providing design insight where the most important decisions are made. To move your design to production, simply bring your Project Vasari design data into the Autodesk® Revit® platform for BIM, ensuring clear execution of design intent.

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The future of BIM is in your hands

Autodesk’s comprehensive portfolio of intelligent 3D model–based Building Information Modeling (BIM) desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions helps students gain valuable skills—like knowing how to plan, design, analyze, build, and collaborate. And because Autodesk provides free access to our BIM software for students and educators, now is the best time to start learning BIM skills. The accompanying free learning tools at Autodesk® Design Academy teach theory and concepts and cover the entire BIM workflow. Projects support computational design, visual programming, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability, and digital fabrication—all in an integrated project delivery (IPD) framework. Beginners all the way to advanced users will find the perfect level of training and the tools. Use the Autodesk BIM portfolio to help with ACE Mentor after school programs or design competitions.

Free Autodesk BIM software for students and educators:
www.autodesk.com/education

Free BIM learning materials:
http://academy.autodesk.com/

Harness Hero - A Safety Training App That Can Save Lives!

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In 2014, over 300 construction workers died as a result of a fall at work. These deaths are preventable with the proper use of fall prevention and fall protection. The Master Builders’ Association is taking fall protection training to the modern day and using an app to train anyone with a Smartphone or tablet. Titled Harness Hero, it’s not just a game but an innovative approach to saving lives in the construction industry. This gaming app will enhance the way construction companies deliver fall protection training. To become a Harness Hero search “Harness Hero” on your device or click on the applicable icon:

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