Over the last few decades, the construction world has seen considerable advances in technology, and one of the most notable of these is 3D Construction Walkthroughs. For the client, they are able to step into a virtual world to see their project as it will look completed, giving them a far better understanding than they can realize with blueprints or a model. For architects, designers, and builders, the benefits are even more significant.
Enhanced Visualization and Clarity: up until recently, the only way for investors and clients to see the project before it was started was via blueprints and 3D models. The models are great, but they still do not allow you to experience the completed project. As for blueprints, unless you know how to read them, and most people do not, it is just a drawing on the paper. You can get an idea, but you cannot visualize what the project will look like when it is completed.
The 3D image virtual walkthrough allows everyone to see the project as it will be, including minor defects or issues that can be fixed prior to breaking ground on the project.
Improved Stakeholder Communication: To expand on the point above, by being able to do these virtual walkthroughs, the client can communicate with the architect and designers in much clearer fashion, offering feedback on precise areas that can be addressed before construction begins.
Proactive Problem Identification: when you can see the finished product and explore it, builders are able to see potential issues with the construction and fix them before breaking ground rather than making expensive changes during the actual construction phase. You save time and money with this tool.
Enhanced Customization: this is something that will benefit all parties involved. You can make changes to the home, trying different colors, fabrics, designs, etc., tailoring the home to fit your exact needs. For instance, perhaps you wanted drop-down dome lighting over the counter but then realize spot lighting will work better for your future plans. Rather than have the home completed only to realize your lighting solution does not work, you fix the problem before it is ever installed.
Reduction in Costs: this is a fairly obvious point when you look at the benefits presented above. Every mistake, challenge, or change you catch before the project begins is money in the bank.
Better Client Satisfaction: as the project manager, builder, and architect, the ultimate goal is the satisfaction of the client. When you can deliver a home that is exactly what they envisioned, you have a happy client. Furthermore, when the client is not hit with unexpected costs, as generally happens in home construction these days, you are putting your company atop the list… and it all comes from this one simple tool.