April 5th at Waltham we received word that Autodesk had signed a contract with the USAF to supply BIM solutions for a 5 year period. The total amount of that contract was 26 million usd.

DLT Solutions, Autodesk’s government reseller, will provide support and BIM software such as AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and AutoCAD LT, among others.

“…This agreement ensures Air Force Civil Engineering has access to the latest innovative design, geospatial, modeling, and visualization software tools and professional services to support its national defense mission.” said Jay Bhatt, senior vice president, AEC solutions, at Autodesk.

You may remember 6 moths ago I announced a similar contract with the USACOE. Other state agencies such as Wisconsin and Florida Department of transportation have signed agreements for BIM related civil products. If the trend continues, BIM requirements should begin to permeate government project submittals in the private sector. One more situation where BIM is the minimum requirement to be short listed.