Module 4 Points to Ponder

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Bethel Gashaw
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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?

3D views are the most useful for non-technical partners, who might feel as though floor plans or elevations are far too abstract. Contractors and engineers, however, will require 2D views in order to get a proper sense of dimensions and the actual constructed elements that need to go together.

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

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?

Design ideas should not always be conveyed through photorealistic renders. It is important to include floor plans, elevations and sections with appropriate dimensions and information to give to construction managers and building mangers. The level of detail in a rendering creates differing levels of understanding, as section views are likely not easily understood by the general public, but can be very valuable to other designers, contractors and engineers. A 3D view, for example, is meaningful to neighbors and other people living around the construction, while it would not render enough detail for a stakeholder like designers and engineers.

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?

Schedule views can be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating by providing information about materials, information about high-level estimates related to cost (using area information), glazing area for various certifications (on door and window schedules), and the life-cycle costs of buildings by understanding the materials involved in the building.