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February 2019

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Luma Bendini

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

Good practises and alternatives for a more efficient industry exist here and there. The challenge is to bring efficiency through technology to all sites and players. 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’ liveability.

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

And secondly, AEC professionals more than ever have to rethink their systems and tools to supply a demand in rapid growth and 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

Digitalisation 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 digitalisation!

Read more:

LinkedIn | Democratization of CFD Software Is Finally About to Happen

LinkedIn | How an easy wind analysis can save an urban building project from failure