VRcollab have always been looking into different hardwares and canvases to ease the communication gap between Architect, Engineer, and Construction (AEC) professionals and their clients. Our front running product - VRcollab LITE - is a succinct and an instantaneous tool for stakeholders collaboration and Building Information Modelling (BIM) interrogation.
We’ve recently integrated with Igloo Vision - a UK-based specialist in shared immersive spaces. With that, we have further improved the immersiveness of BIM visualisation experience by the masses.
“What excites us is that VRcollab not only makes it easy to bring BIM projects into the Igloo space but that it can connect people from outside to join the virtual model,” said Colin Yellowley, Founder and Managing Director of Igloo Vision.
“And that’s what Igloo immersive tech is all about, shared virtual reality for collaboration. It’s possible to get entire teams inside a model at once, and that means it’s easier to explain, it’s easier to communicate. And with VRcollab, it can add people outside the immersive space to join the virtual model. You can use VR headsets alongside your immersive space, or your immersive space alongside your headsets. It’s simple to get your BIM data VR-ready and connectable for anyone.”
Igloo Vision’s powerful immersive technology is already used by a number of AEC enterprises. The Igloo Immersive Media Player integrates out-of-the-box with a wide range of industry-standard 3D design, visualisation, coordination, and planning tools. This frees models from paper plans and computer screens. Inside Igloo's immersive space of seamless 180° walls, entire teams can walk around and manipulate a virtual model of their BIM projects.
“Igloo Vision brings out our vision of making BIM accessible. Igloo’s immersive technology makes coordination meetings much more interactive for all project stakeholders. It adds a whole new dimension to how we visualize BIM,” said Gong Yiwei, co-founder and CTO of VRcollab.
About Igloo Vision
Igloo Vision is the immersive workspace company. Igloo designs, develops and delivers immersive 360° domes, cylinders, and all of the enabling technologies. Stepping inside an Igloo immersive space is a bit like stepping inside a giant VR headset. Any 360° or VR content can be shown. And, because entire groups of people can get inside, it’s always a shared experience.
So it’s great for entertainment and experiences. It’s also perfect for collaborative teamwork, training and visualisation. In its ten-year history, Igloo has worked on several hundred assignments for many of the world’s biggest brands. Headquartered in rural Shropshire, it also has offices in London,New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto.
VRcollab converts BIM models for use in design reviews, building requirement approval and construction coordination. Users are able to merge multiple BIM models from different software such as Revit, Navisworks, ArchiCAD and more to be combined into one model, facilitating an easy workflow for consultants. In addition, Multi-User functionality aids in the seamless communication between groups whether in person or remote.
To top it off, VRcollab is equipped with all the features and automated document generation you need for effective and efficient Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) coordinations.
For more information on how VRcollab can help you improve your BIM coordinations and design reviews, email us at [email protected].