Module 4

Your Name
Eliska Peacock
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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?
  • 2D views would be best for the construction team, as they can focus on what sizes of what parts go where, and it is all about putting the pieces together. 3D views are best for visualizing and showing what the final product may actually feel like, and giving the client an idea of what the space will be like to them.

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

Crews working on certain parts may not need all of the details from other parts. Communication and high level understanding is necessary, and sometimes elements do coincide, but someone working on one aspect does not need to be distracted and overwhelmed by particular details specific to another aspect, not pertaining to their work.

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?
  • Photorealistic renders can be helpful to convey all the features and details of a design, and give a better idea of how to best construct it and put everything together. Having lots of detail can show stakeholders you were very thorough in your planning and know exactly what you need. However, sometimes too much detail can be overwhelming or time-consuming, and a more bare bones model is more appropriate for the situation. Also, the design may still be in the rough draft stage with lots of adjustments to make. Spending lots of resources on many iterations of a photorealistic design can be costly.

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?