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TECH Perspectives | Leveraging Digital Twin Technology

Microsol Resources’ TECH Perspectives conferences bring together thought-leaders at the forefront of building and construction innovation to discuss new and existing technologies that are reshaping the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

The first of TECH Perspectives’ online conference series was about Leveraging Digital Twin Technology.

Digital twins are quickly proving to be a key strategic accelerator for digital transformation, unlocking the value created by the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and analytics.

But what exactly is the buzz about? What is a digital twin? What elements define it? When can and should we apply this technology? What makes it so powerful? And how will its adoption influence our design process and ultimately our buildings and cities?

According to a Gartner report, with an estimated 21 billion connected sensors and endpoints by 2020, digital twins will exist for billions of things in the near future. Potentially billions of dollars of savings in maintenance repair and operation (MRO) and optimized IoT asset performance.

These questions, and more, are discussed during our TECH Perspectives webinar on “Leveraging Digital Twin Technology” as we bring the conversation with:

  • Salla (Palos) Eckhardt, Director of Transformation Services | Microsoft
  • William Kwon, Principal, Information Technology | CallisonRTKL
  • Sarah Dreger, Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Buildings Digital Practice | Stantec
Salla (Palos) Eckhardt, Director of Transformation Services | Microsoft WWC Construction Lead
Salla (Palos) Eckhardt | Microsoft
William Kwon | CallisonRTKL
Sarah Dreger
Sarah Dreger | Stantec


The program features one and a half long with brief keynote presentations, followed by a moderated discussion, and direct questions from audience.

Learn how developing a digital twin strategy can help you harness the convergence of the digital and physical worlds.


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Reimagining AEC: Industry Leaders Looks to a Post-COVID-19 Future

Challenges have always led to innovation. Now is no different. By pairing human ingenuity with powerful technology, we can reimagine how we work, learn, and play.

Microsol Resources and Autodesk is your partner for addressing today’s needs and planning for a more flexible and resilient future. Learn how we’re helping our customers and their clients return to work.

We’re all innovators now. Let’s rethink the built world during COVID-19.

Lead your firm today and into the future

Download the Reimagining AEC report, with findings from more than 50 architecture, engineering, and construction thought leaders on the top trends impacting the industry post-COVID.

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Returning to the workplace during COVID-19

From physical distancing and people movement to safer air quality, Autodesk has tools and resources that can help you and your customers solve for the design challenges of COVID-19.

Plan spaces for new health guidelines

As more people return to the workplace, design decisions take on new significance. Whether you’re designing for the safe arrangement of desks, the width or spacing of aisles, or other needs. Dynamo and Generative Design in Autodesk Revit bring informed decision-making to design exploration.

Get people moving with confidence

Health recommendations are changing the way people move inside airports and transit hubs and from their cars to their desks as they return to the workplace. Mobility Simulation in Autodesk InfraWorks models people movement, bringing data-driven insight to physical-distancing needs and efficiency of travel.

Design for safer air quality

Indoor air quality and proper ventilation make a significant difference for the safety of employees and customers. With Autodesk CFD, computational fluid dynamics simulation can be used to identify areas of risk and then explore multiple mitigation strategies for occupant safety—before making any physical changes to the building.

Make your jobsites and teams resilient

Construction has undergone rapid transformation in the past decade, and COVID-19 is accelerating change like never before—from new requirements for physical distancing and impacts to supply chains to the sudden need for remote work. Understand how you can innovate quickly to maintain jobsite safety and keep your projects on track.


Keep your teams working anywhere

Working remotely can be a challenge—especially if it is unexpected. Explore these tips for using Autodesk Collaborate Pro (formerly BIM 360 Design) to work in Revit and Civil 3D projects when you’re not in the office.

Find opportunities for upskilling and networking


Build your skillset with virtual learning resources, including webinars, courses, and certification preparation.





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Why use Section 179 tax savings for your software purchases?

Section 179 is an attractive tax deduction for businesses. An increasingly popular use of the Section 179 deduction is for software. When you buy software or equipment for business uses, you can get tax deductions for buying and using them.

Section 179 Tax Deductions for 2020

This year, the Section 179 limit has been increased to $2,500,000! With this tax update, many potential buyers are now very excited about the savings increase and ready to acquire new software and equipment to help grow their business.


How Much Can I Save on My Taxes This Year?

It depends on how much qualifying equipment and software you purchase and put into use this year. To show you your expected tax savings, you can check this link to a Section 179 Calculator.

When Do I Have to Do This By?

Section 179 always expires at midnight, December 31st. So to take advantage of Section 179 this year, you must buy (or lease/finance) your equipment, and put it into use, by December 31st of this year.

To enable you to leverage an affordable payment option, you can also use a Lease Finance option. To find out more, click here.


How do I use the Section 179?

To elect to take the Section 179 Deduction, simply fill out Part 1 of IRS form 4562, available for download at Section179.org.

If you do not feel comfortable completing the form yourself, your tax preparer can easily take care of form 4562 for you. Your tax preparer may also be able to advise you of additional Section 179 Deduction and Bonus Depreciation savings that may be available to you.

If you’d like to take advantage of Section 179 before the end of the year and purchase your software now, contact your Microsol Resources Account Executive or email us at info@microsolresources.com.


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