Brian J. Hailey, P.E.

Brian Hailey

Trainer Technical Support Specialist, Host of Civil Chat

Shortly after graduating in 1998 from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Brian began doing design work in a general civil engineering firm using Land Development Desktop. Learning the software on his own, he soon became the resident expert in both LDT as well as AutoCAD. As soon as Civil 3D was released, Brian realized the potential it had and began devoting his free time to learning its ins and outs. Joining the ranks of the CAD-1 technical specialists in the fall of 2006, Brian has been training engineers and drafters to successfully use Civil 3D in their firms. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and has passed the Professional Certification from Autodesk. Brian has also taught at Autodesk University, Denver AUGI CAD Camp and numerous professional trade shows, and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado.

As a  Technical Specialist / Instructor, Brian is responsible for assisting with pre-sales activities through software demonstrations as well as post-sales software technical support, consultation and instruction. Civil Engineering Industry technical focus applies to Civil Engineering, Planning and Land Surveying.

With a strong technical skillset and experience as a Civil Engineer and instructor, Brian regularly provides custom, effective training for any size firm. These training sessions include AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map3D, and InfraWorks 360.  Brian is able to provide subject matter expertise and product support for these products in person as well as via phone and e-mail.

More information about Brian and technical writings about AutoCAD Civil 3D or InfraWorks 360 can be found on Brian’s blogs at: and

Responsibilities at CAD-1

  • Product-based instruction and consultation (classroom, onsite, online)
  • Partner with sales staff on customer facing sales, pre-sales tasks (demonstrations, on-site visits, business opportunities, etc.)
  • Troubleshooting support
  • Implementation – pilot project/project mentoring
  • Maintain industry-related continuing education
  • Attain / maintain state and channel requirements for instructors
  • Attend industry-related trade shows
  • Class content development and delivery
  • Webinar development and delivery




  • Colorado Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Autodesk Certified Instructor
  • Autodesk Certified Professional (Civil 3D)
  • Autodesk Implementation Certified Expert


  • Autodesk Expert Elite
  • Autodesk InfraWorks Customer Council
  • Cub Master – Boy Scouts of America


  • Years with CAD-1: 8
  • Years with Autodesk Channel: 9
  • Years in Professional Industry: 8
  • Years as Instructor / Teacher: 9

Products Taught / Supported

  • AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Subassembly Composer
  • Storm and Sanitary Analysis
  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • InfraWorks 360

Professional Experience

  • Engineer in Training (4 years)
  • Design Engineer (4 years)
  • CADD Manager (2 years)
  • Civil Design Software Instructor (9 years)

Conferences Taught

  • Autodesk University
  • Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado
  • Wyoming Professional Engineers Society
  • Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) CAD Camp

Autodesk Certified Instructor
Implementation Certified Expert


Civil 3D Certified Professional


Brian's Blogs

RSS Civil 3D Plus

  • Swap Multiple Pipes in a Pipe Network? Yep, if you have 2020! December 2, 2019
    No, I’m not kidding you. Yes, you can swap multiple pipes in a pipe network in 2020, you just have to know the secret. This last year (2019) I did a couple classes at Autodesk University and one of them was on the new capabilities of the Analyze Gravity Network tools (you can watch the […]
    Brian Hailey
  • Storm Laterals in Mainline Profile April 28, 2019
    The idea for this post comes from an email from a client. Matthew has a large Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB) storm sewer system running down a street with inlets adjacent to it. For this project, they aren’t putting in a structure each time an inlet connects to the RCB, they’re just going to cut a […]
    Brian Hailey