An agenda for implementing semi-immersive virtual reality in design meetings involving clients and end-users

S. Mastrolembo Ventura, F. Castronovo

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Abstract

An increasing adoption of Virtual Reality (VR) is occurring in the construction industry and it is closely linked to the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM). While research in the application of immersive VR in the industry is still growing, a prescriptive procedure for implementing it with various purposes has not been developed yet, especially in the design review process. The paper proposes a standardized agenda for the effective use of semi-immersive multi-user virtual reality when public clients, end-users and designers collaborate in the analysis and communication of a design proposal. A case study was developed to explore VR implementation for a new public building. A qualitative data collection strategy has been applied, collecting data from seven meetings involving twenty-four prospective stakeholders. The steps to follow during the meetings, the media to include in an interactive workspace and the technological aspects and measures to consider are discussed, as well as benefits of VR in user engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction - Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2018
EditorsJan Karlshøj, Raimar Scherer
Pages113-122
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2018
Event12th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 12 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction - Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2018

Conference

Conference12th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2018
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period12/09/1814/09/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research project has been sponsored by the PhD scholarship S. Mastrolembo Ventura was awarded by the Construction Technologies Institute of the National Research Council of Italy (ITC-CNR). The visualization system Virtalis Visionary Render has been provided by STR Software and Nuovamacut, part of the TeamSystem Group. The authors would like to acknowledge all the people involved in this research, which has been developed in close cooperation with the University of Brescia (Italy): Prof. Angelo L.C. Ciribini, the researchers Barbara Angi and Lavinia C. Tagliabue and the graduates Carlo Cominelli, Marco Gelfi, Stefano Libretti, who developed the design proposal and set the immersive environment.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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