FEB 2019, Luma Bendini

Architectural, Engineering and Construction: an Industry or a handy-craft business?

Good practices and alternatives for a more efficient industry exist here and there. The challenge is to bring efficiency through technology to all sites and players of the industry.

Ingrid Cloud is a virtual wind tunnel application and as such we have a wide range of users in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry. Professionals that are willing to understand how the buildings they design are affecting the cityscapes’ livability.

The more we talk to small and big enterprises, the more we realize their effort towards digitalization. And it is a big struggle! Why? First of all, because building structures is, by nature, a complicated activity.

And secondly, more than ever AEC professionals have to rethink their systems and tools to supply a demand in rapid growth: the need for urban living spaces. It’s estimated that the equivalent of a new New York City is being built every month globally and this rate of development will continue for the next 40 years

Digitalization and the AEC Industry

Knowledge from the early stages driving design choices. This will mean better performing houses and more creative architecture.

Good practices and alternatives for a more efficient industry exist here and there. The challenge is to bring efficiency through technology to all sites and players of the industry.

We talked to Michael Thydell about the subject. Thydell is the Global Director of Digital Building at BIMobject, the world’s largest library for BIM objects. And here is how he sees this challenge:

The Era of Technology is not only bringing sophisticated technologies such as Computational Fluid Dynamics closer to AEC professionals but it’s also providing them with a user-friendly interface and software that are connected to the main industry tools. This is truly  digitalization!