Newport, South Wales, UK
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is identifying new ways to work more efficiently and sustainably. And a new immersive visualisation centre, developed by Igloo Vision, is making a definite contribution.
By projecting computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM) data in 360°, it is enabling engineers to step inside and fine-tune their design concepts. By displaying Google Street View data, it is helping construction teams to get better acquainted with the details of the environments in which they will be working. And, by projecting panoramic imagery of faraway locations, it is reducing the need for multiple site visits.
The solution was acquired by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water after conducting an analysis of several visualisation systems. It was decided that Igloo offered the best mix of benefits at a realistic price.
"We have been impressed by how easy it is to use the system, and how straightforward it is to incorporate and visualise a wide range of different imagery, BIM models and associated 3D data."
Design Manager, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
"We've seen significant savings from using the technology - in fact, it's paid for itself on the first large scheme, and we've got over 50 schemes coming through the process."
Director of Capital Delivery, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
Used for controlling most aspects of the Igloo system, like triggering content, controlling playback and switching between content types.
An application that controls the Igloo wirelessly over a dedicated Wi-Fi network. Easily control different functions from tabs across the top of the app.
Back-end software that seamlessly blends all content from the multiple projectors in the Igloo. Corrects geometry and colour for an immersive experience.