A deeper dive into BIM – a new immersive experience brings 3D models to life at Digital Construction Week
A unique and deeply immersive experience that allows architects, engineers and contractors to explore, touch and annotate 3D BIM models as they ‘walk’ through construction and civil engineering projects will be on display at next week’s Digital Construction Week (DCW) at ExCeL, London.
3D Repo, the pioneer of a cloud-based digital construction platform for design collaboration in 3D BIM, has partnered with Mission Room to bring one of its large touch-screen media displays to the show. This installation enables a virtual walk-through of construction and infrastructure projects, giving greater depth of understanding of the projects’ complexities, risks and solutions.
Consisting of three large screens and suspended projectors, Mission Room’s theatre-style viewing system allows project managers to view their BIM models like never before. Clients, contractors and designers can conduct detailed cross-functional reviews of models from any location, and the software allows them to annotate content and quickly share results across the business.
In addition to demonstrating its multi award-winning BIM collaboration tools, 3D Repo is offering visitors the opportunity to see a demo of their own 3D models on the large screen at stand E22 at Digital Construction Week on 16-17 October.
Delegates can email 3D Repo at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a secure link so they can upload their models prior to the event.
Dr Jozef Dobos, founder and CEO of 3D Repo, says: “Digital Construction Week is all about exploring the potential of industrial technologies to help create a better built environment, and we’re excited to join the conversation, to discover new opportunities, and to showcase the possibilities of our own digital platform.”
In advance of next week’s DCW event, 3D Repo also hosted its ninth ‘British Information Modelling’ event at The Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell, London on 8 October.
These free events bring together some of the most influential and innovative people from the AEC industry to talk about industry issues and the latest technology. This particular session will be hosted by Ollie Hughes from Digital Construction Week, together with representatives from Atkins, ActivePlan, Graphisoft, HSE, UNIT9, and UCL.
3D Repo is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for BIM coordination in the cloud. Its platform allows users to manage 3D model revisions and to highlight potential issues using live collaboration tools, which enable the whole project team to work from a single source of truth anywhere and at any time.
Instead of architects, engineers and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time-consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted cloud platform in order to examine each project stage virtually.
The 3D Repo team has collaborated on a number of large-scale projects with companies such as Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Bryden Wood, Buro Happold, Canary Wharf Contractors and Crossrail among others.
Ben Davies, 3D Repo