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Over the last few years, Virtual Reality (VR) has gone from the realm of science fiction to an everyday entertainment and office technology. VR has particularly unique potential to disrupt the field of architecture. In the same way that the move from traditional paper drafting techniques to computer-based CAD systems, and from 2D to 3D, opened up new design options, the move from CAD to BIM is equally momentous. Suddenly, designers are able to move through the structures and interiors they create before the foundation is even set, allowing them to identify potential issues and costly delays before they [...]
As an architect, you use a portfolio of your work to communicate your individual style and brand to your prospects and clients. In recent years, professionals have moved away from presenting their work on paper form to using a digital portfolio, primarily because it is simpler and more cost effective to update and maintain. A digital portfolio can consist of JPEGs, text, and video, and may be shared in different forms, such as an app, a PDF, or a web-hosted collection. But with the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, architects can now create an immersive portfolio of work to [...]
Modern architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals are no strangers to using 3D modeling to help bring their imaginative visions to life. The technology offers creatives a way of crafting an immersive, easily navigable and interactive experience that can be used to explore various design concepts. Recent advancements in optical systems even allow users to strap on a virtual reality headset and perform next-level walkthroughs so that clients get a better feel for what the final product will look like. AEC professionals embracing 3D modeling have likely come across the terms BIM and VIM in their work. So what is [...]
An increasing number of people around the world are migrating to cities. And in the future, more metropolises will be deemed smart cities. In fact, Smart America estimates that over the next 20 years, city governments around the world will invest more than $41 trillion to modernize their cities. But smart cities of the future will go far beyond automated lighting and autonomous cars. Via Virtual Information Modeling (VIM), the new smart city will be created from the ground up using the power of virtual reality. That’s why VIM AEC is partnering with both American and Chinese companies to [...]
The architecture and design industry is reshaping itself in 2017. If you hope to remain at the forefront of these developments, then you should plan to attend the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture, from April 27 to April 29 in Orlando, Florida. Well-known keynote speakers will unveil the latest trends, needs, and challenges in the industry. You’ll gain insights into bold new solutions and innovations. You’ll meet and network with some of the brightest minds in entrepreneurial architecture and design. You do not want to miss this event. Throughout the conference, you can choose from among [...]
A new and dynamic software and solutions company announces its launch in Atlanta, Ga. VIM AEC provides technology that enables those involved with construction projects to reduce costs, while increasing efficiency and collaboration. What’s also different about VIM AEC (Virtual Information Modeling, for architects, engineers, contractors) is that it is brought to the market by industry professionals with deep knowledge, experience and understanding of the sector, and a true vision about both the need and potential for advanced digital tools in the construction workflow. Arol Wolford, founder of Construction Market Data and an early board member and investor in [...]