CACM Laptop Requirements

Follow our laptop specification guide to ensure you're properly prepared for your achitecture or construction management program! Please keep in mind that Apple laptops do not meet the minimum needs for the CACM course curriculum. Check below for example workstations that will help set you up for success. 


Minimum General Requirements (updated 06-2022):

Note: Apple laptops do not meet the needs of the CACM curriculum. 

Intel Core i7 3.5 GHz or higher; or Intel Xeon-W 2.8 GHz or higher

Operating System:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (current Windows platform) or Higher

16GB or higher

Graphics Card:
2GB minimum discrete graphics card or higher

Primary Storage:
500GB solid state drive or higher

15.6" FHD minimum (1920x1080)

Optional accessories:
Ethernet cable, webcam and microphone, headphones, second monitor / dock

Example of 2022 Dell mobile workstation configuration:

• 8th gen Intel Core i5-8400H (quad-core 2.5GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo, 8M cache)

• NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4GB GDDR5)

• 16GB RAM (DDR4-2666MHz memory)


Example of 2022 Lenovo mobile workstation configuration:

• 7th generation Intel Core i7-7820HQ (8M cache, up to 3.90GHz)

• NVIDIA Quadro M1200M (4GB)

• 16GB RAM (DDR4-2400MHz SODIMM)