Using Virtual Reality Technology in Building and Construction
The REVLenz system uses virtual reality to plan, manage, construct and then market projects.
There are a lot of moving parts in any big project, whether it be a high-rise apartment tower, a heavily mechanical industrial building or a hospital. At Revtec the team use the REVLENZ system to create a visual which allows the client to walk through and experience the project. Using a virtual environment, the REVtec team can not only render the resulting structure in 3D but also experience them as they would in the real world.
Building a construction project in a virtual environment offers many key benefits. One of the most obvious of these is having the ability to test a number of factors without the time and cost of building the structure, reducing the number of errors present in the completed building.
One important factor that needs to be thoroughly tested is the viability of an architectural design. For many years, human judgement and scale models were the only methods to determine whether a structure was viable or not. As we know, human judgement can be highly, and sometimes intentionally, erroneous and scale models cannot fully simulate the environment the structure must withstand.
Virtually Exploring the Design
Not only can the viability of a building be tested before it’s built, construction workers and employees can actually explore it. Feedback about a design from this is phenomenal, being able to pick up even small details such as whether a worker can fit in within a space.
Furthermore, the construction of a building can be simulated in virtual reality as it would in its normal environment. This allows an organisation to fine-tune construction processes for maximum efficiency and a minimum amount of change.
The REVLenz system brings the future here today. Virtual reality will allow us to make grander and more robust buildings in a shorter space of time—a very desirable property indeed.