Architects and engineers are not less than artists when it comes to designing a building with full accuracy. The secret weapon of architects and engineers in the construction industry is VR (Virtual Reality) technology, which revolutionizes building design. The list continues with BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology, which uses digital models to represent a construction project virtually.

However, the construction industry has embraced this revolutionary change by using BIM and VR to improve the accuracy of designs, speed up the construction process, enhance collaboration, improve safety, and reduce costs.

Let’s explore how VR and BIM technology are revolutionising the construction industry.

Enhanced Collaboration and Communication

Building design is a collective effort rather than something that can be accomplished on one’s own.  To achieve the desired results in building design, the construction industry has begun to integrate BIM in VR to encourage involvement, collaboration, and communication among stakeholders such as clients, architects, and engineers. These technologies are also beneficial for visualising the design, making modifications, lowering the risk of errors, as well as for time and money savings.

Enhanced Design Visualization

Imagine having a platform to showcase your building plan virtually before the real construction of the building begins. BIM in VR enables the creation of a 3D model of the building, provides an immersive experience of the building design, identifies design flaws, and makes modifications before construction begins. This enables to visualise and predict any possible ‘clash detection’ among different design component. Hence the correction measures can be timely undertaken to reduce time and cost spillover.

Accurate and Precise Planning

A well-planned construction project is more likely to succeed. By using BIM in VR technology, you can get accurate results, make precise plans, visualize the building design in detail, and identify potential issues before construction begins.

Detect Errors Early On

By combining virtual reality and BIM together, faster, better, and cheaper construction could be achieved. A BIM technology can be used to track progress, monitor changes, and detect errors early in the construction project.  The use of VR technologies can, on the other hand, help identify errors and potential issues before laying the first brick.

Improved Safety

When it comes to safety, there is no room for complacency. By integrating BIM with VR, it is possible to create a virtual representation of the building and reduce the risk of accidents while construction work is taking place.

Improve Delivery Standards

If you operate in the construction industry, it is apparent that you want to ensure quality delivery and error-free work. Isn’t it? In construction projects, VR combined with BIM can be used to increase the quality of delivery.  With these two technologies, planning and execution phases can be done more efficiently, errors can be caught before they worsen and costly mistakes can be avoided by providing a clear and concise model of the project.

Optimisation of Costs

Your budget fears can be put to rest, and you can also save time and money, by keeping VR and BIM technologies handy for the cost optimisation of building construction projects. While BIM can be used to manage projects, provide real-time insights into costs and project progress, VR can be used for everything from project design to final inspection. It is also possible efficiently do the project management, reducing the risk of errors and delays, identifying design flaws before construction work begins.

Avoid Rework

Rework! Rework! Rework!

VR and BIM together can reduce this rework process in construction projects if you want to eliminate it. VR technology can assist in avoiding costly delays by identifying mistakes early on, while BIM provides a comprehensive view of a construction project, which can spot potential issues and mitigate them.

Clients’ Access To Construction Projects

Client management is a difficult task, after all, clients will always be behind you in the project’s progress. BIM and VR technology may improve the accessibility of construction projects for clients. BIM allows for sharing of detailed project information with clients, while VR technology enables clients to engage in immersive experiences that can aid in the comprehension of complex construction projects.

Thanks to BIM and VR technology, the construction industry gained clout. So, use BIM with VR technology to mould your building design concept on a virtual platform before the actual construction work begins.