The Strait Times recently ran a feature on how Boustead Projects is reimagining traditional design and development approaches with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies - enabling investors and project managers alike to clearly visualise buildings, before construction begins.
Excerpt from The Strait Times, 28 January 2020. Download the full article.
Construction industry professional Tan Teck Seng looks like he is playing a high-tech video game when he examines a building on a screen, decked out in virtual reality (VR) goggles and controllers.
But his mission is more down to earth – to show an intricate model of Kranji Green, a multi-storey recycling facility being built by national industrial estate developer JTC. He is walking through a VR simulation of a 3D model of what the building should look like when completed.
VR allows contractors, architects, engineers and developers to experience the model in lifesize proportions, which increases the chances of catching any design flaws before construction begins.
The 3D model also allows supervisors to use their phones or tablets on site to ensure that what is built tallies with what is approved in the model.
Mr Tan is a building information modelling (BIM) coordinator with construction firm Boustead Projects.
VR walk-throughs are just one of the ways Boustead has been raising its digital game in recent years. In 2017, it created a mobile digital hub out of a retrofitted shipping container with VR tools that can be moved from site to site to facilitate meetings.
Boustead managing director Thomas Chu said better technology “creates that environment to attract talent and improve the way we construct our buildings”.
To learn more, read the full article from The Strait Times.
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