Virtual reality applications in architecture: Bill of quantities & virtual reality

Davidson, Jordan, Fowler, John, Pantazis, Charalampos, Sannino, Massimo, Walker, Jordan and Rahimian, Farzad Pour (2018) Virtual reality applications in architecture: Bill of quantities & virtual reality. In: Creative Construction Conference 2018, 30th June - 3rd July 2018, Ljublana, Slovenia.

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As time goes on and building practices change, procedures that at one point seemed indispensable can fall by the wayside. One such example is the bill of quantities (B/Q). Research into recent literature attributes this decline in use to a multitude of reasons such as its complexity and potentially drawn-out time to produce, non-traditional procurement systems growing in popularity and the challenge of using its information in a construction schedule. With these issues in mind, a combined process of BIM, Virtual Reality and including the client in the design process has been proposed as a potential solution. Following a literature review and precedent study, an experiment was carried out using this new process to simulate a client's design decisions on window and interior furnishings specifically. Their choices made using Virtual Reality automatically updated a B/Q Revit Schedule and allowed the client to have a firm grasp on the project costs. Not only did this process give the client more confidence in a pleasing final outcome, but the technology ensured an up-to-date, accurate and easily understood B/Q. Here lies great potential savings in cost, time and gives the B/Q a newfound importance in future construction processes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: BIM, Bill of Quantities, Revit, Virtual Reality
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 10:43
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 20:47

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