BIM, Virtual Reality, Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges

From building information modeling (BIM) to supporting a mobile workforce, IT professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries, are looking to leverage the digital revolution.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM fosters multi-discipline collaboration and integrated workflows - bringing time and cost savings. In fact, 82% of BIM users say they’ve achieved a positive return-on-investment. BIM projects are becoming an industry standard, but are also more complex, placing significant demands on both hardware and software requirements. Delaying adoption could hurt business.

Virtual Reality (VR)

VR could be a game-changer to strengthen client relationships. Architects using high-powered workstations can transport clients to a virtual walk-through of their projects—providing a better visualization of their future space. This realistic experience streamlines communication about design preferences before construction—saving time, money and energy.

Mobility to Accelerate Business Performance

Today, employees are dispersed globally as companies strive to enhance productivity. According to Sage, 44%* of contractors use or are planning to invest in cloud-based software to access information anywhere, anytime. And, mobile device use in construction is quite high with 78.4% laptops, 57% tablets and 85.9% smartphones.**

Challenges Keeping up with the Digital Revolution

This sector has not yet embraced the full potential of the digital revolution. Accelerating technology adoption is a strategic necessity to streamline the design process, use data to make informed decisions, and run through iterative processes more efficiently. Lenovo Workstations are ISV certified for professional 3D design, simulation and analysis software applications.

*The 2017 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook, Sage
**2017 Construction Technology Report, JB Knowledge
BIM, Virtual Reality, Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges

72% of respondents say that technology innovation or use of data plays a prominent role in their strategic plan or vision.