Module 4 - Points to Ponder

Xuhuan Zhao
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Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the questions below.)

What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?

  • Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?

Give examples of how the building information for a specific location in the project needs to be filtered for different audiences and purposes?

When the plan view is presented to clients, it should include as many features as possible for clients to understand and appreciate the design. However, if a plan view has too much irrelevant information for contractors, such as furniture, they might get confused. Therefore, unnecessary information should be removed for contractors.

Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?

  • How does the level of detail in the rendering and its presentation affect the perception of stakeholders reviewing your design?

Not always. Rendering takes a lot of time, sometimes, the designer just wants to see how it looks in general instead of in detail. When the project is still in the early design phase, or when it's just an idea, it is reasonable to present the rendering in less quality because it tells them that the current design is just an idea, a prototype. Yet, when the design is very close to the end and wants to market the project, the designer might want to include as many details as possible to attract more target clients.

Name some applications where viewing the building and model information in virtual reality or augmented reality would be most beneficial?

  • Are there advantages to using a C.A.V.E as a virtual environment versus VR headsets?

How can schedule views be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating?

The schedule views certainly help contractors to quickly count the total number of doors or windows needed for the project. It also includes the information contractors need to begin the procurement process. such as dimensions, type, etc. For a well-developed model, the contractor can even input price, manufacturer, contact info as properties in the model and therefore can complete the procurement process much easier.