Computer visualisation as a communication tool in the construction industry

Ganah, Abdulkadir orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-9911-8505, Anumba, C.J. and Bouchlaghem, N.M. (2002) Computer visualisation as a communication tool in the construction industry. In: Proceedings Fifth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 25-27 July 2001, London.

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Computer visualisation tools offer good visualisation capabilities that cannot be achieved rising traditional methods, such as 2-0 drawings. Design details are not always simple arid easy to understand. Builders may spend considerable time on interpreting difficult or complex details in a drawing; this could result in buildability problems. Computer visualisation tools have considerable potential to improve this aspect of construction. However, their use is still at present limited and not fully understood. This paper presents an ongoing research project demonstrating the possible rise of computer visualisation as a communication tool for design information and to support collaboration between construction participants (designers and contractors). An industry. survey has been conducted to investigate the current use of computer visualisation in the construction industry. A summary of the survey results is presented in this paper and the outline features of a new visualisation tool is presented.

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