How is VR Services in BIM boosting the construction industry?
What is Virtual Reality?
Since ‘virtual‘ refers to near, and “reality” refers to what we experience as human beings; thus the term “virtual reality” is a synonym for “near-reality.”
Basically, the use of computer modelling and simulation to enable a human to engage with an artificial three-dimensional (3-D) visual or other sensory world is known as virtual reality (VR).
Virtual Reality (VR) related to BIM
The use of virtual reality enables creative people to work in new and innovative ways. In recent times BIM and VR are the two most popular trends in the construction industry. These technologies have been the main part of contributing to a digital transformation of the construction sector.
BIM and VR have already bought a few fundamental changes in the ways of construction industry designs, plans, develops, and manages a construction project.
Both BIM and VR make it easier for everyone to collaborate on the project while also increasing reliability, efficiency and productivity.
As a BIM service, people use Virtual Reality (VR) in real-time to view designs and developments. The tools in VR help the user top view models with approx details of dimensions.
These tools can better explain the designer’s design purpose, allowing users to make better-informed decisions regarding prospective changes and their impacts.
Who Benefits from using VR in Construction?
The people who gain the most from the use of Virtual Reality (VR) tools are:-
- BIM service providers use VR to work more effectively and efficiently
- The Clients use VR to view designs and their progress in real-time.
The Benefits of using VR service in BIM through the different stages of construction are discussed below:
Detect errors at an early stage of the construction project
Some inaccuracies are difficult to spot on 2D drawings, and others are too complicated to detect with simply a 3D model. Furthermore, looking for faults and clashes early in the project is crucial to avoid discovering them later in the design or on the building site.
The best way to anticipate problems in your building project is to use BIM data and VR models.
Optimize Schedules and Costs
In this competitive market, it is crucial to plan a construction project’s costs and schedules.
With Virtual Reality (VR), the user can look inside your BIM models and identify the possibilities to optimize costs and schedule in each construction step, allowing you to reduce construction costs and avoid delays.
Increase in the delivery quality
With BIM data in a virtual environment, you can make decisions faster and better and communicate better with stakeholders.
By collaborating better and thinking more carefully about budget costs, the overall quality of the project will increase. With the inclusion of VR services, there is more effective communication between teams reducing errors and eliminating misinterpretations.
No More Costly Rework
VR enhances communication among project participants and reduces rework:-
- The user does not get delayed due to an inaccuracy in the plan or due to the lack of any detail.
- The latest plans are displayed with bookmarks and detected issues.
- By identifying the problem that caused rework on your project, you can avoid it in your future projects.
- Keeping track of daily activities will inform all project participants and allow for issues to be addressed more quickly and efficiently.
Provide clients with easier access to the project
Virtual reality gives clients access to information they didn’t have before. Rather than just having documents and 2D plans to understand the estimate, the schedule, and the construction steps, they will be able to experience them in virtual reality.
Services we offer
Our team can convert any 3D environment into a fully interactive experience. Using the latest in technology, we can allow you to walk through the project virtually while interacting with various parts/elements.