It would appear virtual reality technology is finally hitting its stride in certain industries. Future homeowners looking to construct a house may want to take notice. Especially those who live in Idaho, where a major VR trial is being conducted. This experiment can help parties save up to $30,000 in construction costs.
VR can Help Save Money
It is evident buying a home is something a lot of people look forward to. This is a decision which needs to be weighed carefully and all aspects need to be taken into account accordingly. Unfortunately, some issues may arise during the construction process, which incurs a higher cost for future homeowners.
In Idaho, a new VR experiment aims to remove any friction where costs are concerned. One in four local sales are new homes. Making the necessary changes before the work begins can help future owners save as much as $30,000 in the long run. All of this is made possible with the help of virtual reality.
Draftech owner Brendan Smythe adds:
“It’s like you’re really there cooking in your kitchen walking to the fridge back to the sink. The changes and modifications they know they would’ve made out in the field they can make them a lot sooner, earlier on, more cost-effective up front. You have your husband or your wife right next to you in the kitchen you get a sense of size and space.”
Draftech is one of the Idaho-based architecture firms exploring VR technology right now. Ventures like these can help all parties involved save on time and money. While it may seem like a niche trend at first, no one will deny the genuine potential waiting to be tapped. While this may not lead to major disruption in the construction industry, it is still a positive development regardless.
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