In an arc of development that stretches back nearly 200 years, virtual reality is now finally making great inroads in design and construction. In this episode of The Future. Built Smarter., IMEG Director of Virtual Design Sarah Garthaus and mechanical engineer Mike Lawless discuss how VR has emerged from the shadows of video games
Virtual reality and mixed reality are part of the family of extended realities that allow building project stakeholders to see the design details they might otherwise miss in a 2D plan or rendering.
How many times have you seen a room after construction and wished something had been designed differently? Had you been able to see the finished space before construction, you could have changed the design when it was possible to do so – with no delay or additional cost.
While virtual reality and 3-D walkthroughs show how architects have designed spaces to look, walkthroughs of process-based facilities show how engineers have designed spaces to work.