Center for Lean and Virtual Construction, which is equipped with an array of latest 3D immersive technologies and Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, was officially launched in Singapore on Monday. Also Read - Facebook for Android will soon get dark mode and coronavirus tracking feature
The new million dollar center is the first of its kind in Singapore for the built environment sector, and is also regarded as the first large-scale fully immersive and experiential learning facility for Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in Southeast Asia, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read - Scientists develop soft contact lens that can zoom with a blink
The center will further enhance communication, work effectiveness and efficiency among all stakeholders in a construction project. Also Read - Increasing smartphone usage may be resulting in growing horns on our skull; research suggests
Sources said that this will lead to a quantum shift in work processes as compared with conventional methods of construction, with reported productivity improvements averaging more than 20 percent. The center is open for industry and academicians to try out the concepts, technologies and tools without the expense of associated large initial outlays.