3D Repo is partnering with Bryden Wood to develop 4D sequence visualisation features for their database driven Digital Construction Platform. These features will allow users to visualise 3D construction projects, over time, directly from their existing BIM models. Outputs will be viewable not only in 3D Repo’s web based platform, but also by loading directly from the cloud and viewing via market leading virtual reality headsets such as Oculus and HTC Vive.

4D modelling is a term used in the construction sector referring to the fourth dimension of time, so 4D schedule is a 3D model that includes the construction sequencing. This enables teams to analyse events on a time-line and visualise the duration it takes to complete tasks within the construction process.

Phil Langley, Director of Bryden Wood, said, “We are delighted to work with 3D Repo, and we see 4D as a key component of digital transformation, especially in the design for manufacture sector when applied to construction. Combining this with the latest technologies from 3D Repo will make for a powerful solution to benefit the industry as a whole. This is pioneering work – putting 4D into virtual reality – a first in construction, we think.”

Jozef Dobos, CEO, 3D Repo said, “When developing tools for the construction industry, 3D Repo has always partnered with industry experts to guide our development. In Bryden Wood we have found, not only experts in design for construction, but also partners who really understand the power of innovation and how it can help the construction industry.”

3D Repo and Bryden Wood will be launching this new development at the upcoming Digital Construction Week (18th and 19th October at London’s ExCeL), where visitors will be invited to try out the solution for themselves at 3D Repo’s VR workshop.