Exploring the Benefits of Virtual Reality Adoption for Successful Construction in a Developing Economy

Oke, Ayodeji Emmanuel and Kineber, Ahmed Farouk and Elshaboury, Nehal and Ekundayo, Damilola and Bello, Samuel Ariyo (2023) Exploring the Benefits of Virtual Reality Adoption for Successful Construction in a Developing Economy. Buildings, 13 (7). p. 1665. ISSN 2075-5309

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Existing literature has shown that virtual reality (VR) is widely utilized in advanced economies to enhance sustainable construction practices. However, its adoption in developing economies remains limited. Therefore, the objective of this study is to explore the potential benefits of implementing VR technology in a developing country context. The study collected information on the beneficial aspects of VR from previous research and conducted questionnaire surveys to gather relevant insights from construction project experts in Nigeria. The collected data was analyzed using the Measurement of Alternatives and Ranking According to the Compromise Solution (MARCOS) method and Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA). The MARCOS analysis revealed that the key potential benefits of VR include improved communication and collaboration, enhanced project performance, risk identification, digitalization, and safety planning. Furthermore, the study conducted an in-depth investigation of the beneficial areas of VR using EFA, which identified six component groups: pre-contract stage planning, post-contract stage planning, quality control and sustainability, design flexibility and reputation, resource management, and risk management and digitalization. The study provides a comprehensive discussion on the advantages of implementing virtual building methods in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13071665
21 June 2023Accepted
29 June 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction innovation, construction revolution, digital construction, project performance, sustainable development, virtual reality
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-02 - information technology
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-03 - information systems
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-05 - artificial intelligence
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-08 - others in computing
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Built Environment
Depositing User: Damilola Ekundayo
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2023 10:58
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2023 15:09
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14491

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