Virtual Reality in Construction

The use of virtual reality in the construction sector is a new promising direction that allows us to develop the industry and improve the quality and safety of work performed. With the help of VR, construction companies solve several tasks at once: designing construction projects, training employees, marketing and communication with customers, sales.

VR technology in construction is successfully used in architectural design. Virtual reality technology visualizes the environment of a construction project and helps to predict changes at any of its stages, which means to prevent overspending of funds and delays in deadlines. Unlike computer-aided design, in virtual reality, you can see the building on the original scale with a sense of full presence, analyze errors and shortcomings on the spot, and think over the interior and exterior design.

The user of the virtual reality helmet has the ability to change the viewing mode. The «architect» mode allows you to correct errors, change the size of objects, sketches of rooms, the layout of apartments, remove unnecessary details, arrange furniture. In the «customer» mode, you can view the project in 3D.

Advantages of virtual reality in construction:

  • accurate budget calculation;
  • high quality design with a complete visualization of the future building;
  • work with interactive virtual models of buildings, cities, districts and detailed study of architecture and design;
  • forecasting of further operation of the object before the start of construction;
  • clear and user-friendly interface, even for a novice user;
  • the ability to add audio-visual details.
Virtual reality technology is also effective in training builders.

Working in the construction industry is associated with high risks. The most dangerous areas are work at height and installation work. At the same time, almost every builder faces «high-altitude» work in practice. Therefore, it is important that the employee not only knows the theoretical part, but also complies with the safety requirements in the process of work. VR simulators create an environment for checking the behavior of an employee, in which he experiences emotional stress and has the opportunity to perform repeated training, analyze actions and correct mistakes to consolidate the result.

Traditional teaching methods are not always effective. The human factor plays an important role here, when an employee does not carefully read the rules and does not have the opportunity for practical training.

When training with the help of virtual reality simulators, employees learn the rules for carrying out high-altitude work, and learn to fix the carbine in practice, and experience the same sensations as at a great distance from the ground in real life.

Virtual reality technologies in construction are also applicable in the field of sales of construction objects. Interactive content captivates and surprises, serves as an assistant for companies in demonstrating real estate to buyers. VR allows you to choose a real estate object in real time, understand the scale of the apartment and the convenience of the layout, evaluate the design, see the house territory.

Big Dream Lab specializes in the development of VR simulators for construction in the UAE. Our specialists are highly qualified and experienced, and will help you create a solution for your company based on its current needs. Together, we can create the safest and most effective conditions for your workers.