Put simply – digital design is any design created to interact with a digital device (computer, smart device, etc). This might sound simple, but how digital design is revolutionizing the way we construct and manage everything from aeroplanes to buildings is truly remarkable. Within the digital design world, graphic design plays a part. However, graphic design is more static in its output – a logo, brochure, something typically related to a print product. Digital design also takes into account the user interaction, and in conjunction with digital engineering, is transforming the building services sector.
Digital design for Building Services Engineers, allows for team members to develop, view, and iterate (in real-time) in a highly collaborative setting. Testing and tweaking are important processes of most industries, building services included. But tests and tweaks can be expensive undertakings in real-world conditions. Digital design greatly reduces risk, and better yet, radically increases efficiency. Because the relative data inputs are available, the combination of building services design software and similar technology can quickly produce reliable models. The speed and interconnectivity of teams across time zones is flattened, and the predictive nature (with increased data over time) becomes more and more accurate.
Building services engineers are consistently seeking more efficient and cost-effective ways to perform their work. Advanced diagnostic systems are made possible thanks to digital design, and the smart firms will continue moving in this direction over the coming years.
Here at ACADS-BSG, by progressively upgrading industry leading software to the cloud, we are laying the technological foundation to be at the forefront of future digital design for Building Services Engineers. This major overhaul promotes collaboration, integration, and efficiency which in turn saves you time and money.