Session 16, Paper 3, CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 3-4 April 2014
Construction projects are generally short term engagements between multidisciplinary teams with different levels of process maturity and varying information handling capabilities. Clarity of communication is essential in order to achieve a successful project. Innovative visualisation technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) create a new way of envisaging the end product whilst also potentially improving team collaboration. It is argued that VR and AR have the potential to increase efficiency in construction projects at every stage of the building life cycle, from design concept, through construction, maintenance to demolition.
Building Information Model (BIM) supported by innovative visualisation technologies such as VR and AR offers a holistic and system-driven approach to the whole life cycle of a project.