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What is BIM?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines BIM as “the use of a shared digital representation to facilitate design, construction and operation processes to provide a reliable basis for decisions”. It is a collaborative digital model that contains detailed information about all components of a space.

This BIM model allows the different stakeholders of a project to work together efficiently by sharing a common and up-to-date source of information. Not only does it allow you to visualize a project in 3D, but it also contains additional data such as the physical and functional properties of the elements, construction schedules, costs, energy performance, and much more.

This approach improves communication, reduces errors and costs, and enables more efficient management of construction projects.

What is VR?

Virtual reality (VR), or Virtual Reality in English, is a technology that allows a person to dive into a simulated and immersive 3D environment. She uses devices such as helmets or special glasses, as well as controllers or gloves, to create a complete sensory experience.

The goal of virtual reality is to make you feel a virtual presence, as if you were actually present in this environment. This creates total immersion and a larger than life experience. Its ultra realistic side allows a total projection in the project.

What is LiDAR?

LiDAR, an acronym for "Light Detection and Ranging", is a remote sensing technology that uses laser beams to measure the distance between a laser emitter and surrounding objects. LiDAR makes it possible to create 3D digital models of the environment.

Its operation is based on the emission of laser pulses towards the surface to be mapped. These laser beams bounce off encountered objects and return to the LiDAR sensor. By measuring the time it takes for the signal to return, the LiDAR can calculate the distance between the transmitter and objects. By performing these measurements continuously and combining the data, LiDAR can create an accurate 3D representation of the environment.

The data collected by LiDAR can be used in many fields, such as topographic mapping, building modeling, autonomous navigation, natural resource management, archeology, environmental monitoring, and many more. LiDAR provides detailed information about the geometry and structure of objects, making it a powerful tool for data collection and spatial analysis.

With its ability to provide accurate 3D models of the environment, LiDAR has become an essential technology for landscape architecture.

Who is BIM for?

BIM is aimed at architects, engineers, companies, project managers, construction professionals, urban planners and building owners. In general, all stakeholders involved in the design, construction, and management of a project can benefit from using BIM to improve collaboration, communication, and overall process efficiency.

What are the advantages of BIM in landscape architecture?

The use of BIM in landscape architecture has several advantages. First, it allows for better visualization and understanding of the project, creating a 3D digital model that realistically represents the landscaping. This makes it easier to communicate with customers and stakeholders, as they can see and understand the proposals more easily.

BIM in landscape architecture also allows better coordination and integration between the different elements of the project, such as buildings, elements of nature, paths, lighting, etc. This reduces the risk of conflicts and errors when carrying out the project.

Also, BIM makes it possible to optimize environmental performance by carrying out precise analyzes of factors such as natural lighting, rainwater management, biodiversity, etc. This allows for more sustainable and environmentally friendly designs.

Finally, BIM in landscape architecture allows for more efficient project management, facilitating planning, cost estimation, resource management and progress monitoring. This can help reduce construction time and costs.

I am an individual, can I also see my garden in augmented reality?

Yes, as an individual, you can use augmented reality to visualize your garden. There are apps and software that allow you to create virtual models of your garden and superimpose them on your real environment using augmented reality. So you can experiment with different designs, lay out the virtual landscaping elements, and see what your garden would look like before implementing it.

This allows you to make informed decisions and better plan the layout of your garden. Augmented reality provides an immersive experience that can help you visualize and explore different landscaping options.

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