College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Bryan F. Knakiewicz, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Virtual reality has recently been spreading throughout the commercial construction industry rapidly. Some of its capabilities are safety training, helping spot Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues, logistics planning, and virtual walkthroughs. Many construction companies were starting to utilize virtual reality's advantages until COVID-19 hit. The initial wave of COVID slowed down construction in general as well as the need or use of virtual reality. Now, some companies are worried about the health risks and implementation issues that virtual reality headsets might bring while other companies are optimistic about the future of virtual reality. This report will explore the different advantages and disadvantages of implementing virtual reality into a commercial construction company. Interviews and surveys have been conducted to further the research on this matter. Ultimately, it was determined that VR is case and company specific. Not all commercial construction companies need VR; however, some benefit from it.

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