Virtual Design in Construction

The impact of all the advance data gathering and clear development of the project through VDC allows for better coordination during construction. The entire team, from the architect to the owner to the general and subcontractors all have the same data readily available.

If a change is made, no longer does a supervisor have to go back to the site trailer or across town to an office to look at plans, then get approval from the owners and architects, which could take days. Instead, everyone has the information available on site on laptops or iPads. Those who need information have access to just what they need in VDC, and it’s available 24/7 in real time.

And all the information being available in real time means fewer requests for information and the delays they cause. “RFIs (requests for information) are a time vampire”.