USING VIRTUAL REALITY IN CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION BY INCORPORATING BIM
Students in practical majors like construction management face several challenges in understanding theoretical concepts. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital modeling tool used to present physical buildings and structures that can be used to develop an accurate representation of the work environment, including the performance limitations of structures and building elements. Construction engineering education and training (CEET) can provide opportunities by incorporating BIM models to apply technical and theoretical insights and details into the intended construction activities. Virtual reality (VR) is a powerful visualization tool for the student to understand space and the performance of structural elements. The purpose of this analysis is to define an efficient educational tool by integrating VR application and BIM model information to develop 3D, 4D, and 5D simulations that dramatically improve students' preparation for a career in construction management. Implications for education system coordinators, researchers, and students are presented.
Torbat Esfahani, Mehdi and Buche, Mari, "USING VIRTUAL REALITY IN CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION BY INCORPORATING BIM" (2022). MWAIS 2022 Proceedings. 12.