Points to Ponder Module 4

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Frederick Tan
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Module 4 - Points to Ponder

Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the questions below.)

What types of building information are best portrayed in 3D views?

  • Which stakeholders require 2D views, and why?

Give examples of how the building information for a specific location in the project needs to be filtered for different audiences and purposes?

Take, for example, the floor plan for a bedroom. The owner would want to see furniture so they know what the space will feel like in 3D. They may also want some rough measurements to understand the space. Looking at the same room, an architect may only care about the walls/ceilings/floors of the space so they can work on the building design and maybe some furniture to get a sense of the layout. Contractors may want to see all the specific dimensions, layouts of MEP, and labels for doors/windows, but they wouldn't need to see furniture and decorations.

Should your design ideas always be conveyed through photorealistic renders?

Design ideas should not always be conveyed through photorealistic renders. At early design stages, when ideas are still being fleshed out, photorealistic renders are unnecessary. Photorealism could also lead a building owner to be reluctant to make desired changes since photorealistic renders "feel" like a completed idea rather than a rough sketch. Additionally, taking the time to render when changes are expected may be a waste of time and computing power. When presented as less refined sketches, stakeholders may be more willing to work through new design ideas whether its the owner wanting aesthetic changes or a contractor wanting constructability changes.

Name some applications where viewing the building and model information in virtual reality or augmented reality would be most beneficial?

  • Are there advantages to using a C.A.V.E as a virtual environment versus VR headsets?

How can schedule views be used to assist with procurement and model-based estimating?

Schedule views list out all the instances for certain objects (such as doors or windows). Doing so puts all the object information into a single spreadsheet. This allows someone to see total amounts of items that will need to be ordered. Additionally, if someone has price estimates on the various objects, they can easily calculate total costs.