Developing immersive virtual experiences throughout the design and build stages improves profitability, efficiency, safety and end-user experience
People involved in feasibility study rarely get involved in the design, construction or operation of an asset. This generates gaps and silos, such as lack of integration and performance validation.
“If you have a lack of validation and a lack of integration, what is it that you are communicating?” asked Abdulmajid Karanouh, International Director and Head of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation, Drees & Sommer, speaking at the Construction Technology Festival.
While BIM was meant to solve many of these problems., it still brings its own challenges. Not everyone uses BIM, and the technology cannot simulate all aspects of the asset’s functionality, such as energy performance. Karanouh said a way to move away from this approach is to adopt an interdisciplinary model, where there is a core team responsible for whole lifecycle design, construction, operability and research & development.
- Abdulmajid Karanouh, International Director and Head of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation, Drees & Sommer
- Greig Paterson, Interdisciplinary Design Manager, Drees & Sommer