Sunday, 29 March 2015

Over the years architectural visualization techniques have changed drastically

When it comes to Architectural Engineering and Construction industry, the application of architectural visualization techniques have always remained persistent. Design and construction professionals have always utilized architectural visualization techniques for communicating design intent to clients but there was a vast difference the way it used to be performed earlier. Prior to the emergence and integration of digital technology in AEC industry, the methods implemented by design and construction professionals for communicating building design services were completely different from the one that are used today.

Hand-made drawings, sketches and dummy models used to be optimized by architects and engineers for representing the design of the building to owners and potential clients. But the fact remains that manual sketches, drawings and dummy models are not that advantageous when it comes to representing distinct attributes of the building design. But even though, architects and engineers used to develop handmade sketches for the purpose of showing the design to government authorities, building owners and potential clients.

But with the passage of time, as digital technology got introduced to construction industry, design and construction professionals replaced the development of handmade sketches with realistic digital images and models. After which the demand for handmade sketches and drawings started to fall down, as life-like digital images started to be optimized both AEC professionals and their clients. Photorealistic architectural images and models developed with computers have tremendous advantages for architects, engineers, contractors, clients and owners etc, as they can be communicated to different people and organizations too fast. Home builders, owners and other important building stakeholders can use these photorealistic images for evaluating the design of the upcoming building. That means life-like architectural images as well as models are discussed by design and construction professionals when it comes to finding out pitfalls in design.  In AEC industry, these images are also very helpful when it comes to obtaining local permits and government approvals for the upcoming building. Apart from photorealistic images and models, AEC professionals also develop architectural animation videos (walkthrough and flythrough videos) for providing explicit information about the building to clients. 

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