How Virtual Reality and Augment Reality technology transform the facility management system to the next level
It is the common problem for facility managers to preserve hidden and toughly accessible system components like pipes, ducts, conduits, structural supports, inside walls, ceilings, floors and underground structures. Besides, the facilities managers often produce two-dimensional construction drawings which can’t be easily transformed into genuine, three-dimensional locations inside actual facilities.
With the use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems, the above issues can be easily resolved.
AR is the latest technology that performs like X-ray glasses. The facility managers use this technology to get a view of hidden walls, ceilings, and floors together with the positions of pipes, conduits and ducts. By amalgamating the image and computerized data, the facility managers get the ability to supervise the structures in an efficient manner.
As for instance, the AR technology facilitates the facility managers to easily detect the origin of leaks.
AR technology can operate through various devices like computers, tablets, phones and allows the Facility Managers to recognize the proper source of the problem. Beyond facilities, AR could find out the position of underground assets.
VR is also a dominant technology that produces a computer-aided simulated 3D world.
Under this pseudo-reality, individuals can grasp virtual objects and enjoy various experiences that are otherwise impossible in the real world.
If any virtual 3D model is uploaded into the VR engine, or a robust graphics computer, the user is converts to an input device. The movement and location of the users concerning head, hand and body can be traced efficiently which offer navigational control all through the virtual world.
The VR system then produces real-time visual feedback to the VR user with several visual displays. Some systems also offer sound and touch feedback.
Space management through 3D modeling and communication networks also becomes popular in Facilities Management Information Systems (FMIS).
This type of technology can reduce costs, traces assets by geographic location, makes maintenance planning better by spatial analysis functionality, assesses facility conditions and critical failures, and considerably improves the performance of building systems.
VR is a groundbreaking and proficient method to incorporate and visualize information for large-scale FMIS.
Ref. : constructionweekonline.com
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