Each month RTM explores the top news stories affecting the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) communities.
This month in AEC news: Healthcare facilities overcoming challenges related to reducing costs while continuing to improve patient comfort with energy efficient designs; IrisVR launches apps that allow AEC professionals to instantly visualize, explore, and share 3D models with virtual reality; plus, three key areas where technology can help shape the efficient creation and operation of healthcare facilities.
Energy Efficiency’s Healthcare Facility Challenge
Healthcare facilities face special challenges in energy efficiency. Not only must they cope with the well-known challenges of energy management, but they must do so in a setting that is mission critical, accommodates multiple types of spaces, and where air quality must meet strict requirements. However, it has been increasingly more feasible to reduce costs while improving patient comfort and, even in the case of filtration and LEDs, making hospitals a bit safer and more sanitary. Read more.
Converting 3D Model Files to VR, with One Click
IrisVR, a tech startup, launched two new apps, Iris Prospect and Iris Scope, that allow AEC professionals to instantly visualize, explore, and share 3D models with virtual reality. These apps simplify and enhance the application of virtual reality for designing projects and allow users to share 360-degree panoramas with a mobile phone and Google Cardboard or Gear VR. Learn how.
Prescription for Success: Managing Technology in the Design of Healthcare Facilities
Technology has become a critical component in every aspect of hospital and healthcare design. A recent article explores three key areas where technology can help shape the efficient creation and operation of healthcare facilities, including information, cost, and project management. Get more details, here.