Virtual reality, 3D modelling, drones…the construction sector is entering a new era. At I.D.E.A, a subsidiary of the Evaco Group, traditional methods for conception and design have given way to innovative tools. A transition that brings to light new opportunities.
New technology gave the final blow to traditional methods in the construction industry. This digital transformation is essential to satisfy an increasingly demanding clientele and to meet a growing need for ecological, ultra-connected and hyper-secure real estate developments. 3D modelling or Building Information Modelling – BIM improves the design and construction monitoring by streamlining costs and the use of materials.
3D modelling is an essential part of Evaco’s vision. This technique has enabled the Group to maintain its development. Through this new technology, Evaco can develop large-scale projects while maintaining an unparalleled level of service.
Work efficiently and quickly
According to Yogeshen Aroonachellum, 3D designer at I.D.E.A., BIM is an intelligent process based on a 3D model. This tool provides architects, engineers and construction professionals the support they need to plan, design, build and manage constructions and infrastructure more efficiently. “Global trends are making architecture and construction projects more complex. The use of innovative tools such as 3D modelling allows professionals to work more efficiently and quickly. Thanks to BIM, we can create intelligent and informative 3D models that integrate information including physical and functional characteristics and properties of the materials and elements that make up the structure. Ultimately, the team is more collaborative and productive,” he explains.
The future of property development
The data collected through 3D modelling allows professionals to define design elements, establish behaviours and relationships between the various components. “The use of 3D models has allowed the group to improve various projects before they are completed. This technology brings more fluidity to the whole validation process. It also facilitates access to key information before the start of the project. 3D modelling gives us a global view of the project, which is a great asset for management and maintenance,” explains Yogeshen Aroonachellum. In addition, the use of innovative tools in construction has several benefits, including reduced risk, lower costs and better quality.
An essential marketing tool
3D modelling is without a doubt, a real marketing tool. After the design of the project is completed, a model is printed using a 3D printer giving life to the most creative ideas. “3D modelling facilitates the creation of the most innovative marketing concepts. For example, it is possible to use 3D models of villas or apartments during sales presentations. 3D modelling offers an original experience and changes the marketing codes. In short, technological breakthroughs allow designers to stage their products to better engage customers,” emphasizes the 3D designer.
Yogeshen Aroonachellum: the artist
Passionate about new technologies, Yogeshen Aroonachellum made his way into 3D modelling and virtual reality.
He explains it was a natural progression in his choice of career, “I have always been fascinated by virtual reality and architecture. With 3D modelling, these two fields merge seamlessly. My passion led me to choose this particular field.“ Yogeshen adds that 3D modelling is a field that requires a good dose of patience, rigor and perseverance on a daily basis.