Get up to speed with practical virtual reality applications at Ecobuild 2016

The very latest developments in cutting-edge virtual reality and 4D software – and their various practical applications to industry – will be showcased at Ecobuild, the UK’s largest show dedicated to construction and energy.

Innovative exhibitors are set to demonstrate how virtual reality (VR) is already proving hugely beneficial to professionals involved in all aspects of the construction industry, from architects and engineers to energy reduction specialists, specifiers and contractors.

Through the creation of incredibly accurate, immersive and explorable VR models, companies will be able to fully test the viability and performance of their designs and products before construction and installation, significantly reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.

Among those exhibiting are IVR Nation, providers of futuristic, walk-through architectural experiences that give viewers an in-depth look at new buildings and products, Vectorworks, whose range of 2D, 3D and BIM solutions enable designers to take their ideas from concept to completion, and Quinn Building Products, which is using VR to give customers a greater, first-hand understanding of thermal heat loss and the effects its solutions can deliver.

TruVision provides architects and their clients with the most realistic virtual reality renditions of their projects while Soluis delivers fully immersive interactive experiences across a range of platforms.

All those exhibiting VR software have responded to increased demand for a more engaging and visual user experience, lifting information off the page.

Jason Martin, Specification Manager at Quinn Building Products said:

“The idea for the virtual home was created out of a need to demonstrate our range of Thermal Insulation Products and Accredited Construction Details in an interactive yet informative way. It’s a pretty cool way to bring to life what can otherwise be a complex set of technical drawings and numbers.”

Martin Hurn, Event Director at Ecobuild, added:

“Virtual reality is already having a huge impact on the construction industry. Visitors to Ecobuild 2016 will be able to get up to speed with the practical uses currently being provided and in development.”

Ecobuild is open from 08-10 March 2016 at London’s ExCeL.