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VIRTUAL REALITY AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. Second, updated edition. Jennifer Whyte and Dragana Nikolic. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2018. Original edition published 2002. 160 pp. with 111 ills. (97 col.). 25 x 19 cm. LC 2017-40815 ISBN 9781138668751 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 175557. Publisher's description: Like the first edition, the central question this book addresses is how virtual reality can be used in the design, production and management of the built environment. The book aims to consider three key questions. What are the business drivers for the use of virtual reality? What are its limitations? How can virtual reality be implemented within organizations? Using international case studies it answers these questions whilst addressing the growth in the recent use of building information modeling (BIM) and the renewed interest in virtual reality to visualize and understand data to make decisions. With the aim of inspiring and informing future use, the authors take a fresh look at current applications in the construction sector, situating them within a broader trajectory of innovation. The new edition expands the scope to consider both immersive virtual reality as a way of bringing professionals inside a building information model, and augmented reality as a way of taking this model and related asset information out to the job-site. The updated edition also considers these technologies in the context of other developments that were in their infancy when the first edition was written - such as laser scanning, mobile technologies and big data.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1990 — Architecture, Electronic Media/Computer Art
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175556
Hardcover $155.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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