In the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 4D simulation consists of to put together a 3D model of the future building to practical tasks and organization of the project. This approach is what’s most advanced in the most modern and reliable architectural designs.
The 4D simulation is essentially dedicated to the constructability analyses during the pre-construction stage. Moreover, it can be divided into stages in order to monitor the progress of work and be available for consultation at any time. In short, the 4D simulation makes it possible to see how and what elements of the work should be constructed/installed within the space, time and cost constraints of the construction project. Teams can check the material needed, construction logic, as well as perform spatiotemporal analysis between contractors and sub-contractors in the project plan.
In times of high technology, the advanced design of architecture is a need and viable solution. Researchers and technicians say they to have the 3D environment during the early stages of the project, ensures better evaluation of energy efficiency, acoustics, lighting, etc., allowing technical decisions can be implemented in time, resulting in an amazing project, with lower cost and more customer satisfaction.
The 4D simulation is ideally presented in regular meetings composed by the team of designers (architects, engineers), project managers and other interested parties. The first presentation will establish priorities, adjust the principal dates and durations of the construction schedule. Then the 4D simulation provides a discussion of certain details related to the project. For example, all the different elements of the facade, such as windows and cladding, can be refined in a collaborative and/or explanatory way, using the 3D model. Each expert gives his views on possible solutions, discuss their feasibility and potential risks and the final decision is based on consensus.
Already in the stages of construction, 4D simulation assists in the understanding of sequencing logic of the project. The 3D visualization of construction elements allows each expert to understand the elements discussed unambiguously.
In addition, 4D simulation contains valuable information for employees of the work, and can assist them throughout the construction and finishing process.
Knowing the details of the project and the care with which it was developed, customers will feel more motivated and safe, making of this technology an excellent investment with efficiency and satisfaction guaranteed.