A new report from Microsoft and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) highlights the benefits and difficulties of the leading-edge technologies that are transforming the way that architects design.
The report, titled ‘Digital Transformation in Architecture,’ uses the opinions of over 300 construction industry professionals to delve into the current technological trends in the construction industry. Primary findings include:
- 35% of architects use at least one type of virtual, augmented, or mixed reality, with several intending to increase their use of architecture VR and other immersive technologies soon.
- 79% say that project efficiencies improve by the adopting of digital technologies.
The report goes into detail on how BIM and other digital work solutions are improving both efficiency and productivity at architectural practices and construction projects. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies are credited with improving the client experience and sustaining collaboration within organisations and across projects.
The report concludes that the adoption of new architecture VR technologies can improve how companies work and what they deliver.