Is this the future of construction?
Research from Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation shows technology 75% of architects and designers are using technology to visualize projects and another 20% say they plan to start soon enough. Nearly 47% believe virtual reality will make an impact on building over the next 18 months, and almost as many see virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, 3D printing, and drones having an important influence on construction over the next couple of years.
The study surveyed 250 architects and designers across the UK to gauge their use of technology in the design process. Technology was identified by 40% of respondents as having the biggest impact on the design process moving forward, followed by a renewed focus on fire safety (28%) and new regulations (23%).
VR is considered by some the next level of 3D modelling because it involves a detailed model that allows changes, design modifications, and sharing of data, only with VR a person can stand directly inside the virtual environment for a fully immersive experience.