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How VR technology enabled immersive environments are changing face of the AEC industry

Traditional industries have become accustomed to large scale disruption at the hands of new age technologies such as VR/AR, AI-ML and Big data analytics in the past decade. The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry is no different. According to the Autodesk Trends Report 2018, the AEC industry will experience more change in the next 10 years than most of us have seen in our lifetimes.

 

The same report also states that up to 78% manufacturers believe Building Information Model (BIM) is the future of project management. The integration of data-rich models and project information databases to build a virtual project representation and all assets is saving both time and money, which are critical parameters for profitability and growth of the industry. Thus, stakeholders increasingly turn towards better technology to access reliable information, making collaboration easier, reducing risks and improving return-on-investment.

 

Challenges faced by the AEC industry

Architects and designers currently have to juggle technology advancements and up skilling along with issues such as time management, finding the right suppliers, and managing costs. Today’s client expects lightning fast and on-demand delivery of their design vision, real-time collaboration and decision making and streamlined supplier discovery channels. On the supplier side, in congruency of installation timelines with the design process and discoverability are challenges which breed redundancy, delays, ineffective collaboration and eventually reduced profit margins.

 

Technology enabled immersive environments

Fully immersive, VR design and collaboration platforms have begun transforming the design communication and collaboration for the AEC industry by bringing together architects, designers, and suppliers to collaborate towards one unified experience, design intent and impact. Trezi by

SmartVizX is one such emerging virtual reality product that improves design collaboration by offering immersive visualization, a greater sense of spatial awareness, and interactivity with design elements, data management, and communication features. Trezi bridges the gap that exists today between what owners and operators of commercial and residential properties believe they are paying for versus what they actually receive.

 

Trezi enables all stakeholders in the design project – from architect/designer to engineering services to owner – to collaborate on a 3D design in an interactive and immersive environment and make better decisions. Trezi will connect these stakeholders with an ecosystem of product manufacturers as well as application and data providers that offer value-added solutions.

 

Benefits of Trezi

Trezi is supported by an advanced tech stack which allows it to develop pioneering features which won’t just save time and money but provide the industry tools they need to usher in a modern era of building design. On the architect side, Trezi first eliminates the need for static 3D renders and physical modelling. The rendering is instantaneous in Trezi using VR. Trezi also lets architects and clients understand the space better and help them make instantaneous changes in the project without going back to the drawing board. Reduced costs and errors on the procurement side, only add to client satisfaction, thus giving architecture firms an edge over the competition and new business opportunities.

 

What lies ahead?

Trezi aims to leave a global footprint with its value proposition benefiting architects, interior designers, and suppliers across the world. It is India’s leading virtual reality product company and was named the “Virtual Reality Provider of the Year” for two years in a row by Frost & Sullivan India for their India ICT Awards. With a world-class development team based out of Bangalore, Trezi remains steadfast in its commitment of a superior digital collaboration platform using the most advanced tech stack to deliver a world-class design experience for the AEC industry.

 

Hence, if you are someone who values your time and wants quicker design finalization, Trezi is the product for you. If you are an architect, we would love to demo to you. Ping us at gautam@smartvizx.com and we will arrange a personal demo at your place.

 

 

The Showroom in the Showrooms!

The New York Home Fashions Market Week is a four day event held at the Home Textile Showrooms in New York, United States Of America. For the fall season, it was held between September 24 and 27, 2018. This event showcases products like window, bedding, bath, table linens, kitchen textiles, floor and wall coverings, allied products, accessories and services etc.

 

The Market Week stands as the leading marketplace for stakeholders to converge and bring out latest product and services in home decor, furniture and home accessories. Products like window, bedding, bath, table linens, kitchen textiles, floor and wall coverings, allied products, accessories are being displayed in this flagship event. It serves to advance the growth of the global home fashion product industry by setting standards for excellence through technical product compliance, advocacy, and awareness efforts.

 

Fashion continues to drive the New York Home Fashions Market and mass merchants, cataloguers and e-commerce buyers turned out en masse to check out the latest looks being churned out by area rug makers.

 

Market week is a time period in which clothing, footwear, or accessory buyers travel to a particular location to plan their purchases for the season. For example, for New York Market Week, clothing store buyers will travel to NY to meet with various apparel wholesalers.  They will review the new collections and make decisions regarding which vendors they plan to utilize.  Market Week is a good time for buyers to meet with new vendors as well as vendors that they have purchased from in the past.

 

Prior to market week, sales people from the clothing stores contact buyers with the goal of getting them to come and visit their showrooms. The idea is that sales people need to capture the attention of buyers when they are travelling to their city.  The concept is similar to making appointment for trade show meetings, but in this example buyers will come to the sales persons showroom (their office).

 

New York Home Fashions Market focuses on home textiles directed at volume retailers. Market Week takes place at home textile showrooms of HFPA member companies listed on the Market Map of the organiser, as well as additional individual showrooms.

 

Affordability paired with added value continued to be the backbone of market week hits at this show, where market-goers often seek out private label products designed to capture the attention of online customers. At the Fall instalment of this semi-annual event, buyers were treated to continued innovation in the make and design of area rugs. Ranging from metallic inflected uber plush looks to fully reversible indoor-outdoor designs offering two distinct patterns, to hot color stories in today’s most popular looks, New York rug showrooms offered it all.

 

Show shoppers also continued to turn to licensed products, which help separate a home assortment from the pack.