Design the Future of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Transforming AEC from Concept to Construction

The design, construction, and operation of buildings and infrastructure brings complex challenges. To meet them, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) companies worldwide use NVIDIA technologies to optimize designs, mitigate hazards, and collaborate more effectively, even when working remotely. With breakthroughs in AI, 3D graphics virtualization, virtual reality (VR), and collaboration solutions like NVIDIA Omniverse, firms are transforming their workflows to reimagine our world’s future.

Accelerate Design Workflows

Advanced technologies, such as immersive VR, real-time ray tracing, and 3D graphics virtualization, are vastly improving design and visualization of BIM models while boosting productivity and innovation.

Enable Data-Driven Decision Making

With GPU-powered data science and AI, AEC teams can tap into vast amounts of data—including design, environmental, simulation, and structural—to gain insights into everything from traffic flows to weather conditions.

Ensure Safety, Maximize Cost Savings

GPU-powered AI and robotics power autonomous vehicles on construction sites, enable real-time construction site safety compliance monitoring, and automate more accurate infrastructure inspection.

Optimizing AEC Workflows with NVIDIA Technologies

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Real-Time Architectural Visualization

AEC firms worldwide rely on NVIDIA advanced visual computing technologies to accelerate their workflows as they collaborate on building and infrastructure design. Architects, engineers, and designers use NVIDIA RTX-powered workstations to power real-time ray tracing, virtual reality, engineering simulation, and AI-enabled applications. NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS) software provides desktop-level graphics performance for design teams working remotely on large, complex BIM models. And with NVIDIA Omniverse for AEC, a graphics and simulation platform that enables real-time collaboration on photorealistic digital twins, project teams can transform the conceptual design process.

RTX brings capabilities of photorealism that are just unprecedented.

— Owen Coffee, HKS Architects

More Efficient Construction Workflows

AEC teams count on leading-edge solutions powered by NVIDIA technology to speed up workflows, boost collaboration, minimize rework, and enhance safety. NVIDIA RTX VR Ready professional GPUs provide unparalleled immersive experiences for virtual construction rehearsals and safety and maintenance training. NVIDIA virtual GPU technology delivers accelerated virtual desktops that enable mobile access and secure remote collaboration. Deep learning-enabled safety monitoring tools trained using NVIDIA GPUs help ensure jobsite safety for construction crews. AI-augmented robots assist with measuring progress and quality of the built environment, and autonomous construction vehicles safely and cost-effectively speed the building process.

The biggest result is being able to multitask using different software applications and make changes on the fly while you’re meeting with clients.

— Tom Bossow, Mortenson

Smart Cities

AI has revolutionized smart solutions to create more sustainable cities, maintain infrastructure, and improve public services for residents and communities. It all starts with the ability to gather data from trillions of sensors and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices and transform complex video data into actionable insights. The NVIDIA Metropolis platform provides cutting-edge technology and an extensive developer ecosystem that helps create, deploy, and manage AI-based video analytics applications.

With NVIDIA Metropolis and Deepstream SDK, Esri is helping cities improve mobility and urban planning by extracting key insights about traffic patterns from massive streams of highly unstructured data.

— Omar Maher, Esri

Aec Industry News and Stories

NVIDIA is a trusted technology partner for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals worldwide. Discover how our leading technologies are playing a key role in transforming building and infrastructure design workflows, enabling AEC firms to reimagine our world’s future.

Interactive Visualization Brings New Sites to Life with NVIDIA RTX and AI

Studio 4D uses NVIDIA RTX and DLSS to create an interactive cloud-based visualization of the National Landing in Washington D.C. for lead developer JBG SMITH.

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Design Firm Achieves New Heights of Production with Omniverse

With NVIDIA Omniverse and NVIDIA RTX GPUs, OutdoorLiving3D achieves new levels of real-time rendering and collaboration to create photorealistic designs faster than before.

A New Kind of Real-Time Experience

See how creative studio Neoscape increased flexibility, speed, and performance with NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs, creating state-of-the-art graphics with new levels of realism for architectural visualization.


Solutions for AEC

NVIDIA Omniverse for AEC


With NVIDIA Omniverse for AEC, architects and designers can iterate on concepts more effectively and present compelling visualizations of models faster. Collaboration and communication are fundamentally transformed with Omniverse running on any RTX-powered machine—from laptop to data center.

NVIDIA RTX-powered desktop and mobile workstations
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NVIDIA RTX-powered desktop and mobile workstations deliver the high performance AEC project teams need to meet today’s most demanding workflows.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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AEC project teams can experience all the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), such as mobility and security, while gaining the ability to work smoothly with their graphics-intensive software tools.

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GPU Rendering

GPU-accelerated, physically based, real-time rendering delivers incredibly realistic and accurate 3D models to speed design decisions, boost innovation, and help keep AEC projects on track.

 Virtual Reality Improves Design & Visualization Workflows

Extended Reality

Innovations in technology, such as NVIDIA CloudXR, are enhancing high-fidelity augmented reality workflows and freeing users from the traditional tethered connection for virtual reality experiences. Immersive VR improves 3D design and visualization workflows throughout the entire building design process and even beyond, to training and marketing. Watch Demo

 NVIDIA enterprise GPUs offer the power and performance
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AEC teams are adopting simulation earlier in the design process. NVIDIA enterprise GPUs offer the power and performance to accelerate even the most complex simulation workflows.

GPU-Accelerated Software

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NVIDIA Partners Offering Validated Solutions

Explore our NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) partners who have enterprise-grade, production-ready, GPU-optimized applications that have been tested and validated for performance by NVIDIA.

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Bentley’s iTwin platform enables engineering firms and owner-operators to model, manage and visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better, faster, data-driven decisions. Users are able to leverage tools such as MicroStation Connect for modeling and LumenRT for high fidelity visualization.


ArcGIS improves project management and workflows for AEC firms with ready-to-use maps to quickly deliver projects related to urban design, utilities and infrastructure, and natural resources solutions. Analyze projects, deliver essential workflows, collaborate real-time and share asset information with your stakeholders.


Trimble Connected Construction is capable of serving and connecting all stakeholders (architects, engineers, project managers) across the lifecycle of construction projects. This leverages products such as Trimble SketchUp for 3D design cycles and connecting to Omniverse for collaboration, and Omniverse Isaac Sim for synthetic data generation and construction simulation.


ArcGIS provides the toolset to help transform massive spatial data into manageable, actionable information. Expose patterns, relationships, anomalies, and incidents in massive amounts of spatial data, regardless of format and source. Use distributed processing and deep learning for object and change detection, classification, and terrain analysis on a global scale to make sense of massive imagery collections.

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