Immersive visualization of Building Information Models
Paper in proceedings, 2016

The design process of a building often involves many different actors and people with different experiences, level of knowledge and ability to interpret information. The most common information media in these processes are 2D-drawings, documents and 3D images of design. These media can be difficult to interpret and understand and could cause communication difficulties and design errors. However, in this context, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR) have been shown to offer an efficient communication platform. In this paper we present and evaluate a portable immersive visualization system that uses the BIMs directly from the design tools. The system is validated in a real construction project, where the dif-ferent disciplines in the design process used the system. The result was collected through interviews and observation during usage of the system. All the participants expressed that this type of visual interface helped them to get another level of understanding and perception of space, which lead to better decision-making process and resolving of design issues.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Oculus Rift

Head Mounted Display (HMD)

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Author

Mattias Roupé

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Mikael Johansson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Mikael Viklund Tallgren

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Fredrik Jörnebrant

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Petru Andrei Tomsa

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2016)

673-682

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Construction Management

Interaction Technologies

Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Production

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

ISBN

978-988-19026-7-2

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Created

10/8/2017