Date

6-2017

Degree Name

BS in Construction Management

Department

Construction Management Department

Advisor(s)

Elbert Speidel

Abstract

Virtual reality has evolved into a practical technology that has recently been introduced across many different industries. In the construction industry alone, the innovative tool has started to show its worth by limiting rework, time savings, and identifying design flaws. This case study outlines the goals, benefits, and challenges for virtual reality in construction as it relates to BNBuilder’s Spectrum/Vertex project. Due to the infancy of the technology, suggestions were collected from the interviewees and discussed in the subsequent paragraphs. The information for this case study was collected from: phone call interviews from BNBuilders’ field and office employees, the vice president of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (who will occupy the building), and the architect on the project. The findings of this case study were that BNBuilders was able to identify design flaws, save money, and save time.

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