The Coronavirus pandemic has upended our ways of working, transforming where and how we operate as professionals. And, today, it is tough to imagine a post-pandemic time post-pandemic. When that time does come, a significant shift in the workplace would have occurred.
So, what will the new normal look like in the post-COVID-19 world?
While work from home will certainly carry on, it may become the norm rather than a mere option. Both individuals, as well as companies, have realized that this option is not only safer and more profitable but also boosts productivity. It is crucial, though, to identify tools that enable communication and collaboration as we work from home. While technology facilitates transition in our work styles today, despite the gamut of options available, the adoption of emerging technology remains very low. The Building Industry, in particular, lags behind in the adoption of key technological interventions to facilitate communication and collaboration while working remotely. While online design collaboration tools have become the need of the hour, immersive technology allows people to work remotely without a hitch. One of the key offerings of this technology is its ability to ensure virtual co-location of teams. At a time when people may not meet in person as much, to ensure the transmission of key messages, immersive technology makes it possible to transfer carefully calibrated work cultures into the virtual world while ensuring efficiency. Additionally, Immersive Technologies can aid and enhance the way design and data is visualized – thereby, improving understanding, removing ambiguities, and facilitating decision-making. In some ways, Virtual Reality is the next logical step for visual communication design in construction: from paper drawings to computer drafting to 3D modeling; the next avenue is that of total immersion – stepping inside the design and experiencing each element inside the virtual world.
Considering all the advantages of Virtual Reality, such as improved efficiency, enhanced responsiveness, reduced travel costs, and lower environmental impact, it is surely an enthralling collaboration and communication tool. It is incumbent upon individuals from the Building Industry to incorporate VR in these times and imbibe efficiencies in process to reduce costs. Embracing new technology is not just crucial to progress and to ensuring design delivery, it may well be our only option.
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