Integrating Virtual Reality and BIM for End-user Involvement in Building Design: a case study

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Abstract

The outcome of projects within Architecture, Engineering, and Construction is highly dependent on the quality of the collaboration between the involved actors. The end-users occupy the buildings on a daily basis, and therefore their involvement in the design process is essential to the output. However, traditional practices place the responsibility of decision-making mostly in the architects’ hands. Virtual Reality technologies coupled with Building Information Modelling have the potential to improve the collaboration and data visualization in the building design.

This paper presents the findings from a case study on the integration of Building Information Modelling and Virtual Reality for user-centred participatory interior furnishing of a new university building. Besides a significant reduction in the time for generation of alternative proposals, the end results show an increased attachment of the employees to their future workplace and a high level of acceptance towards the technology. Finally, the authors present suggestions for further work, which could improve future design processes utilizing the Virtual Reality technology.
Translated title of the contributionIntegrere virtual reality og BIM for involvering af slutbrugere i design: Et casestudie
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLC3 2017 : Volume I – Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Computing in Construction
Place of PublicationHeraklion, Kreta
PublisherThe Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3) 2017
Publication date2017
Pages699-709
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3) 2017 - Heraklion, Kreta, Greece
Duration: 4 Jul 201712 Jul 2017
http://lc3-2017.com/

Conference

ConferenceThe Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3) 2017
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Kreta
Period04/07/201712/07/2017
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Keywords

  • Virtual Reality
  • BIM
  • Furnishing
  • Collaboration
  • Design process
  • AEC sector

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