Construction is almost always an in-person job, so it’s natural that people don’t ever think of pairing it together with something as tech-y as 3D modeling. The truth is, however, that 3D modeling is the future of the architecture industry.
Having a 3D model of an architectural work that you’re planning to build is all about knowing—in advance—what you’re dealing with. But that isn’t the only thing 3D models help you with.
Why 3D Works
With a three-dimensional model of any building or structure, you’re effectively doing all of the following:
- Displaying an architectural concept before construction can begin
- Allowing stakeholders and the team to see the detailed layout and the tiniest details, which facilitates better understanding of what goes where and enables better collaboration between the many teams involved in the construction process.
- Make great promotional materials for bidding and auctions.
- Identify weaknesses in architectural design before construction begins so you can make amends in good time, thereby effectively reducing risks and saving money.
- Allow potential customers and bidders to benefit from virtual walkthroughs and tours.
- Getting better insights with regard to floorplans and surface patterns.
3D models, therefore, do so much more than make for a futuristic showpiece for your customers. There are aesthetic, as well as functional, benefits to 3D models, and architects can go a long way with them.
Foresight, Not Hindsight
Often, when it comes to construction and architecture, contractors and builders miss out on details, and only realize this after the construction work is done and dusted. Making amends once you have reached that point is particularly painful: it’s costly, very time-consuming, and irritating.
3D models effectively undo all of the aforesaid. They give you foresight and, in doing so, relieve you from the burden of having to reflect on what you did wrong. Prevention and safe progress are near guaranteed when you work with 3D models.
Additionally, since you are working with a model before beginning construction, you have the benefit of garnering customer interest and a quotation before even putting one brick down. This saves money, gives you a realistic timeline to adhere to, and ensures you aren’t wasting money.