The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) marks an historic moment in the future of our infrastructure, our economy, and the health of our communities. It also signals recognition by the Biden Administration and Congress that our infrastructure is too important to fail.
We need to meet the rehabilitation of our aging infrastructure with modern innovation. The IIJA shows that the Biden Administration and Congress are ready to get ahead of the infrastructure innovation curve with the creation of a new program to help state DOTs incorporate digital design, construction, and operations tools into their processes and those of their contractors from planning through operations. The legislation also begins the process of mitigating harm caused by lead pipes, improving the health and safety of at-risk communities and the people who reside in them. Overall, it will enable our customers and the industry at large to lead projects that are built better, faster, more affordably, and that are more innovative, resilient and climate conscious.
This will be the backbone for how Autodesk customers respond to and embrace digital transformation for all types of infrastructure, and together, we stand ready to support this effort and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure.