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One of the main objectives of architects all around the world is their mode of presentation. The aim is to present ideas and thoughts in the simplest form yet with as many details as possible. Striking this balance is especially important because they have to satisfy both the clients they work for and the civil engineers and other building professionals. Also, to enhance any building project’s success, an efficient representation of the architects’ concept is a top profile requirement.

With the help of advancements in 3D visualization technology, architects are now partakers in this technology with immense benefits to the architectural and construction industry. On a general note, this technology has upgraded the practice of architecture to a whole new level. We will take a tour of the benefits and role 3D visualization has on architecture:

Amazing visuals means more crowd:

It is a common practice in the architecture and construction industry for designers to have portfolios, a collection of their previous projects, ideas, and concepts to give the client a picture of their capabilities and increase the amount of trust the client has in them. This will be an effort in futility if the clients don’t understand the designs or concepts on display, especially if they don’t know what they are looking for, have no understanding of architectural representations or if the idea is highly complex.
3D visual, because of their simplicity in presentation, connect the dots and tells the full story or concept quite quickly for everyone to understand and digest. It also allows for a thorough examination of the project, both the exterior and interior spaces, even with furniture arrangements, landscape design, etc., before the project’s commencement. This salivating technology attracts customers because it allows them to live in or feel their projects even before it commences.

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Encourages collaboration

While going through the design process, input from other professionals should be encouraged because it proffers alternative and creative solutions to challenges the designer may encounter. This process can be hastened with a more efficient feedback system, which can be aided by 3d architectural visualization.
This particularly relates to large projects or projects with multiple decision-makers and stakeholders. To facilitate the process, communication is essential. Everyone must be on the same page as concerns the project irrespective of their different levels of understanding. While some may find it easy to read blueprints and understand them, others may feel entirely out of place hence disrupting the entire process. 3D visualization aids the communication process by speaking a language that everyone understands and even gives suggestions, express their concerns, and proffer solutions to design challenges.

With 3D visualization, the stakeholders, decision-makers, and construction managers can see the project in its entirety, including the proposed materials, textures, structural plan, and overall concept. They could also see how the building interacts with its environment and make informed decisions in a hassle-free manner, speeding up the feedback process and generally giving room for more innovative ideas and contributions within a shorter time frame.

Increases the hype on your project

Creating hype for your project is a modern-day expression for marketing, and the benefits of marketing are well known to us. It puts your brand out there in the market, making it visible; it creates an awareness of your project and secures future investments in your brand. Since the architecture industry is highly competitive, there are not so many things you can do to achieve all these. Excellent and unique visuals generated by 3D visualization technology can help in achieving the mentioned objectives. When a building project commences in a particular environment, it stirs up excitement in that area. The inquiry will be made about the project and the like.

With 3D visualization, this same kind of excitement or more can be triggered. Before the project’s commencement, rather than just a blueprint, 3D that is easier to relate with, probably alongside a project’s walkthrough, will be at their disposal. This is advantageous; depending on the project, it will be at their disposal to attract investors to pitch earlier. In the case of real estate properties, interested buyers can make up their minds and make a purchase faster, having seen the building in its finished state rather than waiting for the project to be completed, then taking a tour before deciding to buy or not.

3D visualization in modern construction projects

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Simplifies acquiring contracts and investments

No matter how grand or detailed your project is as an architect, your method of presentation determines whether your project will be accepted or not. This knowledge pushes architects to any length to ensure that deal is closed at the end of the day. The options available before the introduction of 3D visualization were PowerPoint presentations, detailed maquettes, etc. These traditional methods are not as efficient as the 3D visualizations of today. For one, building those maquettes is a tedious process. When pitching a project, you must use the best available resources within your disposal to make the best out of it.
In some cases, the clients have busy schedules and may not be available for face to face meetings. Some others, even in their availability, want to be impressed within the shortest time frame. The solution to both seeming challenges is 3D visualization as it conquers the distance constraint and the time factor while attaining the objective, which is to bag the contract. Amazing visuals give a sense of professionalism to the clients or investors and show that you are up to date on recent technologies. It increases your chances of eventually getting the contract.

Fewer errors

It is less likely for errors to be found within a project that engages 3D visualization because, as it was stated before, visualization aids collaboration. With many people working on a project, errors are spotted easily and corrected promptly with creative solutions. Also, spotting errors in the blueprint phase of the design is complicated. Many things are left to the imagination with inadequate information on the different aspects of the building: structural frames, materials, etc. 3D visualization gives a lived experience allowing the professionals to walk through the design process’s developmental stage and spot any errors head-on. This helps to avoid collateral damages if the errors were spotted during or even after construction. It also allows the project to be finished within the stipulated time frame.

Amazing 3D visuals

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Easier revisions

Having many revisions on a project is inevitable because of the complexity of most modern designs and shareholders involved. Working strictly with blueprints entails a complicated process of incorporating edits as they involve, in most cases, starting over, ultimately taking more time and work. This delay could even cause you to lose some clients. With architectural visualization, making revisions is significantly more comfortable as it can be done at any time and any stage of the design process. The process involved usually includes changing the parameters in the rendering software to align with the modified revisions. Not only is this process more comfortable, but it also takes an incredibly shorter amount of time. The modifications could still be improved on until the desired result is attained. This easier process saves a lot of work time and makes the project ready within a short time window, translating to saving cost.

Conclusion:

Architectural visualization has replaced the traditional designing methods, and everyone embraces this change because it seems almost impossible to handle current projects without this technology. The benefits are numerous and cannot be overlooked mostly by an architect looking to survive and thrive in the architecture and construction industry.

Alice Crawford
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