Being an architect and designer today is harder than you think. Apart from knowing how to design and build the traditional way, you also need to dip your fingers in virtual design and construction (VDC) and building information modeling (BIM) fields. We’re not showcasing and presenting designs on paper anymore. Those days are almost gone. Augmented reality and virtual reality are here and they are replacing the traditional ways of visualising a structure’s design. Technologies like AR and VR are making every stage of construction efficient.
Making the traditional design process better
When the designer presents his/her vision on paper, the project owners, contractors, and builders have limited means of visualising the overall design. The construction team also needs to exert more effort to visualise the end result. There’s a chance that the they’ll misinterpret the design.
With VR, every person involved in the project gets to see and experience the design. VR has the ability to immerse people in a digital version of the building. The users can walk through every room and hallway. They can inspect the design as a finished product.
Able to explore the structure before it’s built, the design professionals can explain every facet of their design. The owners can tell their architect and engineer the design changes they want. In return, they can show the owner how each variation affects the overall design. The two sides understand each other and settle issues immediately, which results in less rework in the future.
Ensuring an accurate and on-time construction
Let’s be honest. Homeowners don’t like to wait long for an on-site appointment. And, building material suppliers struggle to bring all their sample products to their clients.
If the building material supplier offers impressive VR showroom online, the homeowner wouldn’t call to schedule a face-to-face consultation. The online digital showroom will show them what the product looks like in a true-to-life setting. It will help the project owner choose from a wide range of fixture and finish selections online. It will help them make wise design decisions because they will see which elements clash and which ones look great together.
Also, VR is tool to speed up the buying process. The faster the homeowner decides, the earlier the products arrive on site. The project manager prevents schedule delays.
Our virtual showrooms help users visualise and understand how products perform in real life. It’s a digital mock up which can show the users how small changes impact the end design. View our virtual showroom samples.
This will be the future. VR will reshape the construction phase from buying building materials down to installation. VR will help the homeowner and contractors identify the precise number of materials needed to minimise waste. This technology will make building phase faster because everything will be accurate.
Managing the property
AR applications will transform the asset management phase of the building process. Wouldn’t it be nice when the homeowner knows the main source of trouble when something goes wrong? With AR apps, they can track down what’s wrong in their home and they can call the right pro to fix it immediately.