M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

Computer Requirements

Notebook Computer with:

  • 64-bit Windows 8.1 – 10
  • Intel Core i5 or i7 (3.0GHz burst speed minimum)
    (Note: All software is Windows based. A Mac will require Boot Camp, VirtualBox, or Parallels to install 64-bit Windows 8.1 or 10. Surface Pro 2 and earlier Surface systems WILL NOT run the software because they do no use a standard Windows OS.)
    Guidelines for Revit
  • 300GB (or more) Hard Disk Drive
    (Note: On a Mac, the Windows partition must be a minimum of 300 GB)
  • 16 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • DVD+/-RW <- not a requirement, but can be helpful with some software installs
  • LCD Display with 1 GB (or greater) Graphics Card.
    For AutoDESK, you will want to consider only graphics cards listed here. (select appropriate OS, program, and year)
  • Display Supports better than 1280 x 1024 resolution.
  • Built-in Ethernet and Wireless a/b/g/n (Bluetooth 2.0 suggested)

(Estimated Purchase Cost $1,000-$3,000)
Accessories/Warranties/Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 or 10 (Windows 8 does not mean RT or Surface. RT and Surface are “device” versions of the OS and cannot handle the software requirements.)
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or later (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Autodesk Revit and NavisWorks (Check with Instructor for free download)
  • Timberline (Will be handed out in Estimating II class)
  • Primavera Project Planner/Contract Manager (Get info from Instructor)

(Estimated Cost $1,000-$1,500)