From the very origin of planned construction as a concept, people have always used tools that help them visualize, model and analyse the future build.
First, it was a plain pen and paper and then properly scaled mock-ups. But, thanks to numerous technological advancements, we now can recreate objects in a immersive 3D environment using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in line with today’s technology.
However, computer-generated details do not provide the full experience of a completed building, it can be a powerful tool at early design stages.
Also, an issue might arise where the client’s vision of the project does not match the designers or issues that are difficult to predict and which pop out after the beginning of the construction process.
By mitigating the risk as a result, workers are not forced to halt the progress in order to reconsider and re-assess the decisions made based on the initial design.
It often takes a lot of time and effort to understand what exactly clients need and make sure that the outcome meets their expectations fully.