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Who We Are
The 360 Team advances sustainability and equity in Austin’s public spaces and places. Examples include sidewalks, bridges, fire stations, libraries, parks, community centers, City office buildings and more.
What We Do
We provide education, advocacy, and project support for City public project teams. Our aim is to meet or exceed City policy including Austin’s Green Building Policy (PDF 3.4MB) and Climate Equity Plan.


How We Do It
The 360 Team looks at public assets using a 360-degree view. This employs a full circle approach from the start of the project through its eventual demolition or reuse. Performance is the longest phase of the life cycle, and reaching high performance begins in planning and design. When a project reaches the end of its life, the cycle begins again.

The 360 Process is a project management tool for City teams. This tool gives teams a pathway to set sustainability goals that meet or exceed baseline green ratings. Moreover, scope, schedule and budget outcomes improve when this process is integrated early. The 360 Process achieves high-performing assets contributing to a sustainable and equitable Austin.

For questions, email or call 512-974-7267.

The Average Unit Bid Prices Database provides historic bid information by bid item number for the past 48 months. Users can filter data and explore the historical cost of bid items across unit price (lump sum bid prices are excluded). This information, along with other resources, can be used by design professionals to develop estimates of probable construction cost.

The Average Unit Bid Prices Database is provided for informational purposes only and is updated on a quarterly basis. The design consultant is still responsible for developing estimates of probable construction cost within an acceptable range as outlined in their contract.

References – City of Austin Standard Specifications Manual: MuniCode

The City of Austin Capital Delivery Services Engineering Services Division (ESD) provides engineering and design services for Capital Project Delivery projects. ESD also manages the development and delivery for City of Austin CAD (Computer Aided Design) Delivery Standards. 

ESD uses the 2024 version of Autodesk products and currently prefers AutoCAD Civil 3D 2024 as the software delivery version. Note that if a different version is selected for a project, then that version shall be maintained throughout the life cycle of the project. Additionally, ESD does not discourage the use of 2022 or higher versions of AutoCAD products, however, keep in mind that there may be compatibility issues with Civil 3D objects and software-related issues with newer release versions. 

The use of Autodesk 2022 software is a minimum requirement for all contracts. Existing contracts will not change, so the choice of upgrading content to the 2022 version is left to the consultant. As a note of caution, Civil 3D objects might encounter compatibility issues across the versions that share the 2018 dwg format. Keep this in mind when upgrading or downgrading data between versions. 

The support files and documentation below were put together to provide as much upfront assistance as possible to users. Because there are so many ways to customize the software, the resources below were kept as simple as possible. If you have any problems, questions or suggestions regarding these files or our CAD standards or want to subscribe to receive email updates regarding these standards and referenced workflows, please contact Istvan Voiculescu from the City of Austin CAD Support team at


Resource Data 

  • Autodesk Configurations – 2022-2025 (AutoCAD, Map, Civil 3D)
  • Bentley Configurations – 2023 (Microstation)
  • Trimble Configurations – Trimble Business Center
  • CAD Datasets – GIS and miscellaneous datasets converted to standardized CAD datasets in both dwg and dgn format (includes grids, planimetric, elevation, utilities, hydrology, cadastral and more)
  • Civil Project Folder – desired folder structure for a civil engineering project
  • Austin CAD Users Group – Discord or LinkedIn – share and learn with other CAD users in the Austin area and across the world