CHICAGO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Engineering services company VIATechnik, has yet again set a new bar in the advancement of Virtual Design & Construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Until recently, being able to experience a construction project virtually meant being able to view a building through static 3D renderings or models, with limited interactivity. The forward thinking engineers at VIATechnik have taken things a step further with the incorporation of gaming technology into their models, creating an interactive experience for their clients.
The benefits of this technology in the Virtual Design and Construction industry are considerable. The service expands beyond just virtual reality for architecture projects to also encompass logistics planning. COO of VIATechnik, Anton Dy Buncio states, "Our engineers can create a virtual environment to help a client interact with a project. The difference with this and something like Revit lies in ability to create a UI where the client, with no modeling experience, can easily make changes to the model and interact with our work. For example, in a power plant project that we are working on, our client is able to manipulate multiple logistics plans and evaluate various logistical challenges quickly."
With the use of the gaming technology, stationary 3D models can be turned into virtual environments before construction ever hits the ground. Being able to interact with your project from its initial BIM, is certainly a time and cost-saving benefit. Decisions on changes to the project can be made quickly and more efficiently. The crossover of gaming technology and construction is definitely an interesting coupling, but it's certainly one that's undeniable and an indicator towards the future in BIM.
VIATechnik is a leading organization that offers BIM, Unity Virtual Reality Services, Quantity Take-Offs and Construction Administration services to Engineers, General Contractors, and Developers. Founded by Stanford engineering graduates, VIATechnik leverages a highly-educated, experienced, and professional team with experience in government facilities, oil and gas, commercial establishments, and infrastructure. Visit www.viatechnik.com for more information.