Design the Future of Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations

Transforming AECO from Concept to Construction

The design, construction, and operation of buildings and infrastructure brings complex challenges. To meet them, architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) 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, AECO 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 AECO Workflows with NVIDIA Technologies

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Real-Time Architectural Visualization

AECO 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

AECO E-Guide Series for Architectural Design

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES DRIVING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

AECO teams need powerful solutions that deliver advanced visualization, real-time collaboration and photorealistic simulation to enhance concept design workflows. Read about the latest advanced technologies in Part 1 of the three-part AECO E-Guide Series.

AECO Design Review Report

LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR AECO DESIGN REVIEW

Digital transformation has come to AECO, and it promises to have a major impact on the design review process. Download this report to discover some of the key technology trends that will impact AECO design review in the coming years.

Siemens and NVIDIA Partner to Build Industrial Metaverse

Connecting the Siemens Xcelerator ecosystem with NVIDIA Omniverse’s AI-enabled, physically accurate simulation engine enables a new era of industrial automation.

EXPLORE THE LATEST AECO RESOURCES

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 AECO firms to reimagine our world’s future.

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Extending Reality in AEC with High-Fidelity Streaming

Learn how NVIDIA CloudXR delivers high-fidelity XR content to users, anywhere, on almost any device.

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Introducing the Latest Technology in Real-Time Visualization

Learn how NVIDIA and Enscape have played a crucial role in bringing rapid, high-quality rendering and visualizations to the AEC industry.

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Empowering Architectural Design Teams with Virtualization

Learn how a leading architecture and design company improved collaboration among on-site and remote designers.

NVIDIA Omniverse and NVIDIA RTX Technology

Global Architecture Studio Accelerates and Enhances Collaboration and Visualizations

Woods Bagot uses NVIDIA Omniverse and NVIDIA RTX technology to accelerate design workflows and pipelines, while simultaneously collaborating on an open platform. 

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Bringing New Light to Real-Time Configurators With NVIDIA RTX and AI

Theia Interactive uses NVIDIA DLSS and RTXGI to generate photorealistic images and interactive scenes for clients.

Studio 4D uses NVIDIA RTX and DLSS
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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.

AI in AEC Industry

Enscape Advances Architectural Visualization with NVIDIA’s AI-Powered Rendering Technology

With Enscape supporting DLSS, it’s now easier for architects and designers to harness the power of AI and boost the realism and performance of architectural visualization workflows.

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Architecture Firm Brings New Structure to Design Workflows with Real-Time Rendering and Virtual Collaboration

With NVIDIA Omniverse and NVIDIA RTX, Kohn Pedersen Fox simultaneously collaborates on designs and delivers interactive design reviews.

XR Delivers New Foundations for AEC Industry
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XR Delivers New Foundations for AEC Industry

From design reviews with clients to construction rehearsals, virtual reality has proved its value in the architectural, engineering and construction industry.

Concurrent Design and Real-Time Visualization

Concurrent Design and Real-Time Visualization with NVIDIA RTX and Autodesk Revit + Enscape

NVIDIA RTX users can take advantage of artificial intelligence-enabled features such as the NVIDIA Denoiser and NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to further enhance photorealistic rendering during design iteration and for creating architectural walkthroughs.

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NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise for Architecture Design – Multi-User Collaboration

With Omniverse, widespread project teams can maximize productivity, enhance communication, and boost innovation while collaborating on the same 3D model. Discover how designers can work across their own DCC tools simultaneously, seeing the changes instantaneously in Omniverse Create and Omniverse View.

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Architectural Design on the NVIDIA RTX A5500

Learn how professionals can use the VR Ready A5500 to create immersive VR experiences to review designs at scale. With support for NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (RTX vWS) software, users can access the power of the RTX A5500 wherever they need to work.

Solutions for AECO

NVIDIA Omniverse for AEC

Omniverse

With NVIDIA Omniverse for AECO, 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

Workstations

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

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Virtual GPU

AECO 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 AECO 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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Simulation

AECO 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.

Explore the Latest AECO Sessions from GTC on Demand

Discover the latest innovations that are helping architects, engineers, and designers keep up with their advanced workflows. See what’s next in AI, collaborative design, advanced visualization, and more.

  • Predicting Performance without a Rosetta Stone

    • Donald Greenberg | Professor, Cornell University

    Most creative designers like to document their original thoughts and creative ideas by sketching, doodling on the back of envelopes, or making simple models. At that stage of innovation, it's difficult to predict the feasibility of designs, their energy usage, their impact on the environment, structural safety, cost, and even usage in the long-term future. How can we more accurately predict the future performance of the built environment of these early design stages? During this session, hear experts describe a new, one-year proposed course for undergraduate design students, from sketch to simulation, "New Digital Tools for the Design in the 21st Century," based on NVIDIA’s Omniverse.

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  • How Visualization Helps Create Great Architecture

    • Huw Roberts | CEO, Graphisoft
    • Bob Pette | VP of Professional Visualization, NVIDIA

    Watch this fireside chat with Graphisoft’s CEO Huw Roberts and NVIDIA's Senior Vice President Bob Pette as they discuss how technologies are impacting the new world of hybrid work, digital twins, augmented reality, rendering, simulation (including machine learning/AI), and building information modeling. Huw is well-known in the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations industry for his long-term vision and how technology can help address innovation challenges.

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  • Designing for Sustainability in Omniverse

    • Sebastian Misiruek | Global Specialist - Design Computation, Woods Bagot
    • Tianmin Yang | Design Technology Leader, Woods Bagot

    Learn how architects at Woods Bagot use Omniverse to drive sustainability in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry by connecting the dots with environmental simulations and real-time immersive visualizations. Creating connections across teams and locations, Omniverse allows the designers and specialists to see and understand environmental performance in a cohesive visual environment. Learn how working across different CAD platforms and simulation engines is possible in this collaborative environment, while making sustainability performance visually stunning and accessible to all of our partners.

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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.

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ArcGIS improves project management and workflows for AECO 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.

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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.

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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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