ITcon Vol. 13, pg. 519-520,

Editorial - Virtual and augmented reality in design and construction

published:December 2008
editor(s):Messner J
authors:John I. Messner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA USA; and
summary:Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are exciting technologies that offer considerable potential benefits in all stages of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) process, from initial planning and conceptual design to facility management and operations. VR and AR allow people to visualize and interact with a building or infrastructure design and construction process in the early stages of design, and allow for improved communication and innovation within projects. This special issue includesThe papers in this special issue are focused on research and educational initiatives for using virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive media environments for improving the design, delivery and educational efforts in the construction industry. Readers of this special issue may also be interested in other previously published papers in the ITcon Journal focused on these topics with particular note of a special issue edited by Kalle Kahkonen in 2003 titled Virtual Reality Technology in Architecture and Construction
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citation:Messner J (2008). Editorial - Virtual and augmented reality in design and construction, ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, pg. 519-520,