2016-2017 Computer Requirements
The Department of Building Construction's computer specifications require a powerful laptop with strong graphic processing capabilities. Many of the classes involve architectural and structural modeling of buildings, and 4D construction simulations using tools such as Autodesk Revit and Navisworks.
(Mac computers are not recommended.Students who are interested to use Mac should do it at their own risk and familarize themselves with BootCamp or Parallels Desktop.)
|OS||Windows 7 SP1 or 8, Enterprise or Professional edition, 64-bit version|
|PC Processor||Multicore Xeon or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology (highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended)|
|Memory (RAM)||16 GB or higher|
|Hard Disk Drive||250 GB minimum required / 500 GB or larger recommended; 7,500+ (or higher) RPM spindle speed or SSD drive|
|Graphics||DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk for Revit software application. See Autodesk compatible computers.|
|Input Device||External Mouse|
|Wireless||See university requirements.|
|NIC / Ethernet||A built in 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) or an external adapter with an RJ-45 connector|
|Backup||Any method, e.g., external hard drive, cloud storage, etc.|
3 Year onsite with accidental damage coverage (recommend 4 years)
Note 1: To be successful, the department recommends the purchase of a printer, mouse, and monitor.
Note 2: All BC students will be billed for the software through Information Technology Acquisitions. The 5% VA sales tax will be added to all orders. Please see this link for more details.