Jonathan Hunter considers the growing benefits of visualisation technologies and connected data for construction and building engineering professionals.
Building Engineers have a uniquely broad engagement throughout the construction value chain. Their expertise is needed from design and build, through commissioning and into operation. It is critical from confirming feasibility of a building concept, through to potential maintenance challenges; analysing and designing solutions to meet those challenges and client demands.
Project visualisation is key to the ability of most specialists, at some point. 3D visualisation in design is already mature, while the task of bringing and keeping projects alive in multi-dimensions throughout the value process remains in fast-moving development.