Recent developments in virtual reality (VR) technology allow for the visualization of unbuilt information as full-scale occupiable environments, providing previously unavailable insight to design professionals, clients, and other stakeholders.
Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, is serving up culinary arts classes in a new building designed by Grimm+Parker Architects. A signature element of the new building is a high canopy over the building’s main entrance, which is a large glass atrium. The canopy is created out of insulated metal panels (IMP).
As IoT applications in construction continue to evolve, the number of buyers and influencers interacting with these properties will grow as well. Architects, engineers, specifiers, and contractors will be just as involved as their end-user counterparts, particularly with new construction projects.
To better integrate specifications, building products, and BIM, CSI announced an initiative that will expand the association’s standard organizing principles to support the digital needs of professionals.