BIM Workstations Are Expensive, But Report Shows Investing in the Right System Can Be Valuable

February 15, 2019

MCAA has released its latest report in its Technology Research Series, focusing on BIM Workstation Configurations. With the integration of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) into our business, the computer workstations required to run BIM software need to be faster, stronger and more durable, but most executives do not have the computer science degree necessary to fully understand our needs. The MCAA Technology Committee teamed up with JBKnowledge to help MCAA members better understand the needs and value of BIM Workstations.

Put simply, underperforming computers cost MCAA members money.  Excessive processing times not only lead to long periods of idleness, but also slow down the design, coordination and communication of projects. This reduces the productivity of some of the most highly paid workers in the company.

This report guides member companies’ IT staff or fractional IT support through the process of performing benchmark tests. It also provides guidance in making hardware purchases.

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I am with the MCAA Tech Committee this week, talking a lot about process and innovation, but I have a whole new set of lessons learned from the team at Murray Company. Check out this new video where they share their unofficial company motto- Safety, Quality, Productivity.

If you're going to do plaques to thank meeting hosts, might as well do it right. I need to thank John-Mark Carson @ShinnMech (Shinn Mechanical) for crafting this piece of art for our Murray Company hosts. The thing is stainless steel and 50 lbs. Very tough to carry-on a plane

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