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Shane de Flores
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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 working with bathrooms and plumbing, the worker does not need plans including appliances and furniture that is not necessary. When working on the foundation, such as cement, the workers don't need plans for building walls. When creating walls, the workers don't need to worry about interior design. These are just a few examples.

Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?

No, when the design ideas are always conveyed through photorealistic renders, then the clients get the sense that the model is a final design and that there is no room for change. When using sketch lines or other properties, the clients feel like they can make changes and are usually more likely to enjoy the design. Photorealistic renders are still good to use.

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

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?

Schedules, specifically doors and windows, are crucial when designing models. These table lay outs will save so much time when trying to estimate the amount of materials needed to complete the project as well as the cost of everything. With the schedules, you are able to clearly see how many doors there are, what type and what size (same applies for windows).