Supporting the dance between architects, engineers and construction teams for over 30 years – immersive technology is integral to the success of major infrastructure projects.
The stages from design to reality are inherently three dimensional, as such, they should be visualised and planned that way.
That’s where virtual and augmented reality come in. Streamlining communication in a heavily visual and interactive way – concept to reality projects have never been easier.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are technologies of utmost importance for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sectors as the built environment is intrinsically associated with three-dimensional (3D) space and AEC professionals rely heavily on imagery for communication.
Margin for error is non-existent when implementing major infrastructure projects such as railways, underground transport, and airways. Virtual reality amplifies the ability to identify problems throughout the design process, and solve them easily.
Conduct safety inspections and identify hazards virtually on construction sites, improving the standards and chopping up the timelines once thought as acceptable. Wow your stakeholders with top line presentations using computer generated imagery and animations that instil your idea with life, in easily comprehendible ways.
Meaningful Benefits using Immersive Tech in Major Infrastructure
- Encourage stakeholder engagement by aligning expectations with tangible final designs
- Support the design process by identifying the consequences of design decisions, giving better understanding of the entire development.
- Design reviews with stakeholders and partners become more efficient with easily identifiable flaws, meaning quick signoffs
- Immersive Tech comes through with Construction Team Support by ensuring quality planning and progress monitoring throughout the building journey.
- Construction Safety is one of the largest benefits to using immersive tech, used to provide safer working environments by contributing to hazard identification, safety inspection, and support safety education.
- Operations Support using augmented reality will guarantee that workers are carrying out tasks in the most efficient and effective manner.
- Train employees on any equipment or process imaginable, in the safety of a controlled environment. Collect rock solid evidence of each employee’s training process.
AR and VR are the future of construction as they are used in various important parts of projects. Worker’s safety training, defects management, quality management, projects scheduling, information collection, safety management, logistics management, project progress evaluation and so on are conducted by the AR and VR technologies in the modern construction process.
Augmented Reality for Major Infrastructure
Augmented reality is one of the most popular services we provide for the construction and engineering industries, it consolidates a mix of real world and virtual reality components. Aiding in time management, scheduling, quality management, and data acquisition, augmented reality truly is a no brainer.
Creating a semi virtual reality where you can see the before, and potential after, of a project is essential to an efficient workflow.
Viewport designs custom applications to suit your business, slipping right into your timelines with ease.
Augmented reality is making its mark on the engineering industry and has even more potential to make an impact across various facets of engineering. It can generate concrete information about design, component parts, and machinery for significant time and expense savings. Also, AR can be applied to 3D designs showing various configurations to view the product as one would in real life.
Virtual Reality in the Major Infrastructure
Virtual Reality allows construction teams to immerse into a new dimension (a potential project) with a real world feeling. During construction projects, problems often arise directly related with employee or business capabilities, capacities and knowledge levels of field personnel and consultants. VR technologies can put everyone on the same page, to truly experience a project before production is commenced.
Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are used as an essential tool for worker training, safety management system, progress tracking, labour management, defects management and so on. Solving the problems before they arise, in real time.
Many benefits are drawn from VR in [major developments], like saving time and money at different stages of product development. But the gains are not just quantitative, but also qualitative like improving process and product quality, fostering innovation mindset and refining the worker’s skills.
Viewport Success with Immersive Tech in Major Infrastructure
Viewport was awarded a contract to produce multiple phases of high end, photo real visualisation work for the State Government Metronet rail expansion project by the NeWest Alliance.
Our work included production of sets of imagery and animation for both 85% milestone and 100% milestone designs. With 8 stations in total, the work includes 16 separate high end, photo real 3D animations with animated people, cars, and trains.
Each station also includes 8 high realism perspectives. The animations and images are used for public consultation and community engagement by the state government.
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