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Why should VR and AR be implemented in construction building projects?

Why Should VR And AR Be Implemented In Construction Building Projects?

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have been used in the entertainment and gaming industry for some time now.

As the years progressed, its uses and popularity have reached the construction industry too. Infrastructure and building projects have adopted the use of VR and AR for multiple applications for an effective and successful outcome and tool.

Leading building, engineering companies, and contractors have invested in VR and AR technologies to meet the increasing demands for building efficiency in their construction projects. With the help of BIM or Building Information Modeling, clients are taken into the immersive environment of their houses or buildings by visualising even before the construction phase.

Why utilise VR and AR in Construction and Building Projects?

  • Interactive Client Experience

The use of augmented and virtual reality in the design process gives your clients the opportunity to take a close-to-reality look at their future building or house. The use of advanced technology with enhanced visuals allows engineers, designers, or architects to interpret the design, see design flaws, and address these issues pre-construction.

Using BIM drawings, construction specialists will then create project specific BIM models to bring the design to life. Clients will not only have a virtual tour of their facility but allowing team members to identify future errors or design issues that can cause unnecessary waste of time and resources.

  • Streamline the Process

The use of these technologies has helped engineers, designers, and people in the construction industry streamline the designing, proposal, and sharing processes. Today, the concept of AR and VR gives construction specialists the ability to implement changes in the design in events that the client changes the mind and have these modifications easily shared and distributed among team members regardless of location.

Design alterations can be proficiently and conveniently planned while allowing specialists to visualise the changes. That said, the designers, members of the team, and the clients can have a real-time peek at these changes.

  • Safety

Job safety in building projects and construction projects has been enhanced through the use of AR and VR technology. Whether it involves safety protocols in the construction site or while doing the design or implementation program, safety awareness has massively improved.

Site managers, construction workers, and such are now given simulation training or courses that will make them aware of the potential hazards and conditions on the job site.

Team members are placed in “real life” situations where data collected are from the future structure with different scenarios and potential pitfalls so workers can work safely on these dangers.

Augmented technology may not fully eliminate work hazards but plays a critical role in keeping it minimal at the same time optimizing work safety practices.

  • Productivity

Detecting errors and possible safety construction concerns ahead of time allow workers and specialists to avoid costly mistakes and physical hazards.

By generating real-time changes and actual reflections of these modifications, stakeholders can have in-depth details of the design or have the ability of tracking projects conveniently.

Its capabilities of detecting errors, enhanced collaboration, communication, and improved safety protocols will make AR and VR adoption a great additional tool in construction. Everyone in the team will have a better sense of the project before its physical existence for more accurate and precise design decisions.

The overall demand for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will increase in the coming years for construction efficiency, lowered environmental impact, and minimal resource wastage.

With augmented understanding, stakeholders will have better experience in detecting flaws and come up with better plans in their approach towards building a structure without spending too much.

If you are working on a project and looking to augment the communication and collaboration process, Oxford Measured Survey can help you with highly precise 3D BIM models and optimized visualisation.

Oxford Measured Survey offers various services particularly in measured building surveys scan to point cloud, as-built 2D drawings, scan to 3D BIM models, drone surveys, large scanning services, and topographical surveys.

You can book your appointment online or request an online quotation to know how their team of experts can help you.

For exceptional services and all your 3D laser scanning needs, Oxford Measured Survey is the leading company that can give you prompt, efficient, and professional services.

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    Author: Sonia