Virtual reality technology centre launched in Singapore

Singapore, Dec 21 (IANS) Centre for Lean and Virtual Construction, which is equipped with an array of latest 3D immersive technologies and Building Information Modelling (BIM) software, was officially launched in Singapore on Monday.

The new million dollar centre is the first of its kind in Singapore for the built environment sector, and is also regarded as the first large-scale fully immersive and experiential learning facility for Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in Southeast Asia, Xinhua news agency reported.

The centre will further enhance communication, work effectiveness and efficiency among all stakeholders in a construction project.

Sources said that this will lead to a quantum shift in work processes as compared with conventional methods of construction, with reported productivity improvements averaging more than 20 percent.

The centre is open for industry and academicians to try out the concepts, technologies and tools without the expense of associated large initial outlays.

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