Program B Research Library
High bandwidth environments

Recent developments in networked 3D virtual worlds and the proliferation of high bandwidth communications technology have the potential to dramatically improve collaboration in the construction industry. This project will focus on how these systems and the associated commercial tools can be used in a high bandwidth environment. This project focuses on the early stages of a project in which the models for the project are being developed and revised.

The project looks at two aspects of collaboration in virtual environments:
Multidisciplinary design in virtual worlds (Refereed conference paper)
Necessary skills and practices required for effective participation in high bandwidth design teams (Refereed conference paper)
Studying collaborative design in high bandwidth virtual environments (Refereed conference paper)
Generic skills in design teams (Final report)
Collaboration processes research report on use of virtual environment (Project report)