Studies Show VR is an Invaluable Resource for AEC
From Digital to Virtual
Digital prototyping and visualization has been a part of the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries (AEC) for several decades, and now Virtual Reality is fast becoming the preferred visualization method in a world increasingly concerned with time-to-market and quick turn-over.
that immersive design review and immersive industrial training allow unique vantage points that spark cost-saving adjustments to design and procedure that otherwise would not have been conceived; construction companies – like our partners Martin Bros. – find virtual mock-ups highly amenable to facilitating collaboration at decreased cost between distributed project teams when inspecting a design’s logistics. This Pennsylvania State case study found especially high satisfaction among project leaders and end users for virtual mock-up technology when finalizing a pharmacy’s design.
Hospital Designers Keen on VR
issues concerning the health care industry today, and forum leaders cited several cases that demonstrated a deep connection between design and a hospital’s success rate. We completely agree – virtual mock-ups will be central to tackling that issue.
One of the aspects of daily hospital activity most affected by a hospital’s design is, unsurprisingly, staff mobility. A recent study at the Pennsylvania State University Graduate School of Architectural Engineering found virtual mock-ups to be highly conducive to evaluating and averaging end user “way-finding” and rating building design’s functionality.