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Allen, P M (2008) The importance of complexity for the research agenda in the built environment. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 5–14.
Anumba, C J, Abdullah, A and Ruikar, K (2008) An integrated system for demolition techniques selection. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 130–48.
Greenwood, D, Horne, M, Thompson, E M, Allwood, C M, Wernemyr, C and Westerdahl, B (2008) Strategic perspectives on the use of virtual reality within the building industries of four countries. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 85–98.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: building industry; implementation strategy; international perspectives; interview survey; virtual reality
- ISBN/ISSN: 1745-2007
- URL: http://earthscan.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/earthscan/aedm/2008/00000004/00000002/art00002
This paper presents results from the first stage of an analysis of the use of virtual reality (VR) within the building industries of strategically selected countries, namely, China, Sweden, the UK and the US. The aims of the research are to assess VR usage and its benefits within the building industries of these countries and to identify perceived barriers to VR usage and ways of overcoming them. The countries selected offer a range of experience in the adoption of VR technologies and the paper provides an initial analysis of developments at an international level. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with senior professionals from each of six leading construction companies within each country. The findings included the rationale for the adoption of VR and the barriers to doing so, as well as some divergence between the respondents in their working definition of what visualization and, specifically, VR actually represents.
Ibrahim, Y M, Kaka, A P, Aouad, G and Kagioglou, M (2008) As-built documentation of construction sequence by integrating virtual reality with time-lapse movies. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 73–84.
Otter, A d and Emmitt, S (2008) Design team communication and design task complexity: the preference for dialogues. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 121–9.
Smith, G and Ceranic, B (2008) Spatial layout planning in sub-surface rail station design for effective fire evacuation. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(02), 99–120.