Geoff Zeiss, Convergence of Architectural and Engineering Design and Location Technology
by Kurt Cagle
Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)--Convergence is about breaking down islands of information based on traditional disciplines or professional categories or those created by the traditional organization of the architecture, engineering, construction, transportation, and utility and telecommunications industries. The convergence of architectural and engineering design, location, and 3D visualization and simulation technologies developed is resulting in a framework for interoperability across the lifecycle of building and infrastructure including design, construction, and operation and maintenance.
The business drivers for this transformative technology advance are productivity and efficiency in the construction and facilities management industry, and improving the performance of facilities over their full life-cycle. The goal is seamless access to architectural, engineering design, and geospatial data inside, outside, and under a facility.