SINGAPORE (May 28): The Kallang Riverside, a 30-storey, mixed-use condominium development that will come with views of landmarks such as the Sports Hub and the Kallang Basin, will only be fully built next year. Yet, at a recent exhibition, visitors could already “enter” the building, “explore” the rooms, or even “measure” the dimensions of a wall. They only had to slip on an HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) headset and wield its remote controller to navigate their way around the simulation of the condo.

This VR set-up is just one element of Digit-Alpha, a digital shared platform made for the construction ecosystem. The platform was created by IDA Technology, a subsidiary of local architectural firm ID Architects. Digit-Alpha provides more than just VR simulation. It incorporates a slew of other digital construction technologies such as augmented reality, building information modelling (BIM) and project information management (PIM).

The names of these technologies may be quite a few mouthful, but they are all meant to help various professionals in the building and construction value chain function more efficiently.

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