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VR Helps Workers Spot Design Errors

September 13, 2019
VR goggle on a mannequin's head.

ENR reports that construction workers with less than three years of job experience were able to double their ability to spot design errors in a 3D model using a VR interface

According to a study conducted by the Construction Industry Institute (CII), workers with over three years of experience also saw an improvement in their ability to spot errors, though novices were noticing these things to a “dramatic degree,” according to the report. 

Another team of researchers focused on the building sector developed the Design Quality Leading Indicator Tool to manage design error risks and prevent rework. 

“Using the CII tool, you can anticipate problems, prevent future performance [issues] and provide better building maintainability,” Carol Corr, interim director of risk management for Kaiser Permanente, told ENR. 

Source: ENR

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