Traditionally construction process information is communicated with paper documents and 2D CAD drawings. Recently, the industry has embraced many kinds of web-based technologies, but information still uses document-based model. The applicability of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) is being investigated for visualizing the activities at a construction site and creating an advanced web-based 3D user interface for construction process information by the Computer-Integrated Construction Group at NIST.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Web-based Engineering Software
web-based 3D user interface, web-based user interface, virtual reality modeling language, CAD
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "VRML Applications in Construction" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 132.