Virtual reality & Augmented reality

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality are innovative, effective tools in plant design, construction and maintenance processes and staff training.

BIM, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) environments offer a new way of approaching and conceiving a project’s construction phase. VR is an immersive experience that transports you to a virtual world. Users are provided with complete, efficient access to a vast range of information as they move around inside a virtual representation of the plant. They can interact within this environment with a joypad or keypad, or by moving their head.

AR “enriches” reality, adding virtual information to the real environment. Augmented Reality enables users to access static and dynamic contents by simply focusing on a real object, a piece of equipment or a plant. AR offers hands-free access to 3D BIM models and data.

By combining BIM and Virtual and Augmented Reality, we obtain an “enhanced” vision of the various phases of a building’s lifecycle, mainly with regard to:

  • For site management during construction;
  • For safety management issues;
  • The implementation of training procedures;
  • The planned performance of future maintenance.

The benefits of AR & VR

In Quality by Design terms, the control of design, construction and maintenance management is targeted and specific. AR & VR allow the simulation of design and construction phases and alternative solutions which meet the Customer’s requirements.


Documents directly available to users, improving performance.


Better collaboration and communication through information exchange.


Successive areas and components can be added to the System, permanently improving maintenance capabilities.


Continual monitoring able to detect any problems, show the problem digitally and offer the best solution.


It aids training, as the visual support assists you and enables you to interact with objects.


You can provide the fastest possible response to any real problems.

BIM approach

Building Information Modelling, is first and foremost a design approach, which aims to be much more than just a tool for the exchange of information; above all, it is a holistic, coordinated approach, designed to assist engineers, designers, developers, decision-makers, contractors and customers.

Amongst other things, a digital model developed with B.I.M. software allows integration of the data needed by all users, keeping them updated and facilitating the replacement of building components in real time, recording the Project’s details consistently.

BIM Roadmap