Phil Langley, director of Bryden Wood (left) with Jozef Dobos, CEO of 3D Repo.

London — 3D Repo is partnering with Bryden Wood to develop 4D sequence visualization features for their database-driven Digital Construction Platform. These features will allow users to visualize 3D construction projects, over time, directly from 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 virtual reality (VR) headsets such as Oculus and HTC Vive.

4D modeling refers to the fourth dimension of time, so 4D schedule is a 3D model that includes the construction sequencing. This enables teams to analyze events on a time-line and visualize 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 (Oct. 18-19), where visitors will be invited to try out the solution for themselves at 3D Repo’s VR workshop.