Strategic perspectives on the use of virtual reality within the building industries of four countries

Greenwood, David, Horne, Margaret, Thompson, Emine Mine, Allwood, Carl, Werneumyr, Claes and Westerdahl, Börje (2008) Strategic perspectives on the use of virtual reality within the building industries of four countries. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4 (2). pp. 85-98. ISSN 1745-2007

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3763/aedm.2008.0076

Abstract

This paper presents results from the first stage of an analysis of the use of virtual reality (VR) within the building industries of strategically selected countries, namely, China, Sweden, the UK and the US. The aims of the research are to assess VR usage and its benefits within the building industries of these countries and to identify perceived barriers to VR usage and ways of overcoming them. The countries selected offer a range of experience in the adoption of VR technologies and the paper provides an initial analysis of developments at an international level. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with senior professionals from each of six leading construction companies within each country. The findings included the rationale for the adoption of VR and the barriers to doing so, as well as some divergence between the respondents in their working definition of what visualization and, specifically, VR actually represents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: building industry, implementation strategy, international perspectives, interview survey, virtual reality
Subjects: K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 11:58
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2382

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