Managing building design and construction changes with 3D virtual tours

Managing building design and construction changes with 3D virtual tours

3D virtual tours are a solution to mid-construction changes. These computer-generated tours, created with high-resolution panoramic photography, high-tech simulation software and advanced web design software, offer a walk-through of the home before the first hammer swings. The client can see the home in lifelike quality before it is built, which makes it obvious what they do and don’t like. Changes can be made when you’re still in the design stage, saving time and cash. 

3D virtual tours offer panoramic, 360-degree views. Clients get a feel for the flow of the home from one room to another, and they can zoom in on specific details. They can decide if the siding color is off or placement of a closet isn’t convenient. The client feels like they’re a part of the building design and construction process.

Most of the time, 3D virtual tours are commissioned after you and the client have settled on all the design details, including layout, materials and finishings, but before the client has given final approval on the design. Those details are provided to an architectural rendering firm, which creates the panoramic tour to match. The final client sign-off comes only after he or she has viewed and approved the virtual tour.