• Unleashing the Power: How HP’s High-Performance Workstations Empower the AEC Industry

    18 January 2024

    In the ever-evolving field of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), the complexity and demands of projects are constantly growing. To effectively tackle these demanding tasks, professionals in the industry increasingly rely on workstations with higher performance capabilities and reliability, so the work can be performed continuously without disruptions.


    HP understands that for the industry, precision, efficiency and creativity are vital. AEC professionals rely heavily on high-end technology to bring their visions to life, from planning complex infrastructure projects to designing the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and visualisations through utilising VR.

    How Z by HP Workstation Tackles AEC Obstacles

    HP Z by HP Workstations are built for the unyielding demands of today’s specialist and technical workplaces with specialised and power-intensive workflows. These workstations are engineered to make work easier, smarter and more competitive.

    In addressing the AEC industry’s challenges, HP’s Z Solutions offer targeted hardware and software enhancements. For intricate 3D modelling in Revit with complex rendering and additive manufacturing, HP provides workstations that are powered by Intel® Xeon® W9 Processor. For seamless multitasking without workflow impact, the HP Z Thermal Solution combines AI performance management, OS optimizations, and application enhancements.

    HP Z4 G5 – Walk into the World of the Powerhorse

    As HP’s best-selling workhorse, HP Z4 G5 has evolved to become more powerful to address the growing demand for high-performance computers. Powered by Single-socket Intel® Xeon® W9 Processor with up to 24 cores, this computer comes with a front-accessible NVMe bay supporting up to 2 hot-swappable M.2 drives, and 5 PCIe slots. This workstation is also designed to enhance the experience of AEC professionals by providing them with easy access with a tool-less design, allowing expandability of the PC.

    The Z4 G5 features dynamic airflow to provide quiet acoustics and appropriate cooling based on thermal sensor inputs. The improved thermal technology solution helps maintain peak performance on a tiny chassis. Apart from empowering the Intel® Xeon™ W Processors, HP continuously improves design layout, with over 20 sensors and proprietary algorithms to detect when the system is about to heat up, so that the Z4’s multiple fans are activated at the perfect time. The phase change CPU cooling maintains a high performance and enables a more reliable heat transfer over traditional liquid cooling solutions.

    HP Z8 Fury G5 – HP’s Peak-performing Workstation – Redefining Performance for Workflow Breakthroughs Without Interruption

    The AEC industry’s data creation is growing exponentially, driving the need for innovative systems to handle vast amounts of data. Evolving workflows are reshaping workstation requirements, including the rise of big data and the demand for powerful edge systems. This shift emphasises the significance of GPU acceleration for data-intensive AEC tasks, as computer needs move from CPU to GPU.

    HP designed the Z8 Fury G5 with AEC professionals in mind, allowing them to experience an entirely new echelon in high performance with the world’s most powerful workstation powered by Intel® Xeon® W9 Processor

    HP designed the Z8 Fury G5 with AEC professionals in mind, allowing them to experience an entirely new echelon in high performance with the world’s most powerful workstation. Powered by the Single-socket Intel® Xeon® W9 Processor with up to 56 cores, AEC professionals will never have to be worried about system failures. This computer also has capacity for up to a front-accessible NVMe bay supporting up to 4 hot-swappable M.2 drives.

    Z8 Fury G5 has a front-accessible NVMe bay supporting up to 4 hot-swappable M.2 drives

    For the first time in a desktop tower workstation, a redundant supply is built into HP Z8 Fury G5. With 368k hours of rigorous military standard testing, it ensures uninterrupted productivity and data security. By eliminating power failures and protecting hardware from damage, HP Z8 Fury G5 with Intel® Xeon™ W9 Processor, which can support mission-critical workflows with 24 x 7 x 365 continuous operation requirements, providing the reliability and resilience needed for time-sensitive projects, thus making it a vital asset for AEC professionals.

    3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® Wireless – Navigating the 3D Realm with Human-Centered Design

    CAD Professionals often find themselves spending a significant amount of time using a standard mouse to navigate through their 3D drawing software, which can be a tedious and time-consuming process. However, with 3Dconnexion’s innovative 6-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) sensor, CAD professionals can effortlessly pan, zoom, and rotate their 3D drawings with ease by simply pushing, pulling, twisting, or tilting the 3Dconnexion controller cap. This revolutionary controller frees up their other hand, allowing them to simultaneously use their standard mouse to select, create, or edit their models. With this seamless integration, CAD professionals can streamline their workflow and enhance productivity, all while enjoying a more ergonomic and intuitive design.

    HP Anyware – Enabling Seamless and Hybrid Collaboration on Highly Intensive Projects

    HP’s award-winning solution, HP Anyware, allows AEC professionals with seamless work on 2D/3D CAD applications, GPU-accelerated visualizations, collaborative sharing of high-fidelity project visualizations, and robust protection of valuable assets and intellectual property. It enables precise CAD work with lossless text, crisp wireframes, and color accuracy. With the use of Anwware, professionals can visualize GPU-accelerated photo-realistic models and share immersive product demonstrations. In addition, the platform supports sharing of high-fidelity project visualizations across disciplines, from CFD simulations to structural analysis, ensures data security and facilitates schematic design for designers and knowledge workers.

    HP’s award-winning solution, HP Anyware, enables seamless and hybrid collaboration on highly intensive projects 

    AEC companies now have the option to dynamically match talented remote or hybrid workers with the right technology for the job, and centrally store their assets for even greater security and performance.

    HP Workstation Z8 Fury, Conquer Your Workload with Intel® Xeon® W Processors.

    Special Offer to Elevate the Workflow Experience

    Unleash the power of productivity with this exclusive offer.

    From now till 29 February 2024, a single purchase of any Z by HP Workstation comes with a complimentary 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® Wireless (Suggested Retail Price: HK$1,240). Take action to grab this valuable chance and call HP sales hotline +852 8100 3081 for promotion details. Experience the seamless navigation and enhanced control required to effortlessly tackle complex tasks.

    Promotion Terms & Conditions:

    1. Customer must purchase the selected Z by HP Workstation through the HP sales hotline within the promotion period to be eligible to this promotion offer.
    2. Promotion Period: 18 January 2024 to 29 February 2024
    3. Each single purchase of Z by HP Workstation is entitled to a 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® Wireless only.
    4. This promotion only applicable the purchase through HP sales hotline.
    5. Promotion offer and gift are on first-come-first-served basis while stocks last.
    6. Promotion offer and gift are not transferable for sales, refundable or exchangeable for cash, and/ or substitution of other promotion offer/ gift.
    7. HP Hong Kong is not the provider of 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse® Wireless. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, HP Hong Kong share not be liable for the arrangement or quality of the product/ service or any other aspects of the product/ service.
    8. HP Hong Kong reserves the right to modify, cancel or supplement any details of the above promotion offer or terms and conditions and may cancel, terminate or withdraw the promotion offer at any time without prior notice.

    For more information, head to https://bit.ly/3t7gspS or contact +852 5119 3117 (WhatsApp only)

    More Industry News
    Asia’s leading construction company S&techs acquires majority stake in regional design firm One Space
    (12 January 2024, Hong Kong & Singapore) Asia’s leading Main Contractor & Construction Management company S&techs has acquired a majority stake in One Space, an acclaimed interdisciplinary design firm specialising in commercial interiors based in Hong Kong and Singapore. S&techs’ strategic acquisition secures a majority share in One Space Limited, which has studios in Hong [...]
    Nina Park built & presented by Chinachem Group, the urban park with the largest wood fossil collection in Asia
    (29 December 2023, Hong Kong) Nina Park, the urban park with the largest wood fossil collection in Asia, built by Chinachem Group (the ‘Group’) , today marks the inauguration of the first phase. As the first museum-grade wood fossil park in Hong Kong, it showcases over a hundred precious wood fossils collected by the late chairwoman of the Group, Mrs Nina Wang. All the fossils exhibited [...]
    New HKGBC Guidebook for sustainable built environment helps to drive sustainable practices in Hong Kong
    The launch of the HKGBC Guidebook for Sustainable Built Environment took place at the CIC-Zero Carbon Park on 4 December 2023, with over 100 distinguished guests attending the launching ceremony. We were especially honoured to have the presence of Ms Clarice YU, JP, Director of Buildings, the Government of the HKSAR, who graciously supported the event. (按此瀏覽中文版) Dr CHEUNG [...]
    Louvre Abu Dhabi – Picturing the Cosmos ATELIER BRÜCKNER designs children’s museum
    The Louvre Abu Dhabi is presenting the exhibition “Picturing the Cosmos” until June 2025. It was designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER for the children’s museum, a separate building within the iconic architecture of French architect Jean Nouvel. Through original objects, works of art and artefacts, children and young people are given access to the [...]
    SOM returns to Lever House, originally built in 1952, to complete a restoration for the 21st Century
    Today, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), joins Brookfield Properties and WatermanCLARK, LLC in celebrating the completion of the newly renovated and restored Lever House, an icon since it was completed in 1952. At the time of its completion, Reyner Banham said of the building “it gave architectural expression to an age just as the age was being born.” Since then, the landmark has been [...]
    MPavilion opens Tadao Ando-Designed Pavilion, kicking off milestone 10th Year
    (15 November 2023, Hong Kong) MPavilion, the flagship initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, opens its milestone MPavilion 10, designed by internationally renowned, Pritzker Prize-winner Tadao Ando, in Queen Victoria Gardens on 16 November. Ando’s design for MPavilion 10—his first ever project in Australia—reflects his signature use of striking geometric interventions in nature and [...]
    AtkinsRéalis awarded engineering design services contract for API manufacturing facility in Singapore
    (10 November 2023, Hong Kong) AtkinsRéalis (TSX: ATRL), a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded an engineering and design services contract by WuXi STA, a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, to support the first phase of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility in Singapore. The facility aims to [...]
    ESR & Chinachem close Hong Kong’s first-ever HK$8.8 billion Green Loan
    (10 November 2023, Hong Kong) ESR Group Limited (“ESR” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries as the “Group”; SEHK Stock Code: 1821), APAC’s largest real asset manager powered by the New Economy, and Chinachem Group have closed Hong Kong’s first-ever Green Loan for the development of a logistics centre. The HK$8.8 billion Green Loan is one of the biggest in Hong Kong [...]
    Knight Frank names Craig Shute as Chief Executive Officer, Greater China
    (31 October 2023, Hong Kong) Knight Frank Hong Kong today announces the appointment of Craig Shute as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Greater China, based in Hong Kong, with immediate effect. Craig will succeed Piers Brunner, who has played a pivotal role in driving Knight Frank Greater China’s success and growth during his tenure. Craig has had an extensive senior management [...]