Advancing Engineering with Virtual Tours

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James Bastable

Photographer, Drone Pilot & Editor - Director at Photos.co.uk

In one of our recent blog posts, we talked about what virtual tours are and how they can help the construction and development industry. If you haven’t already, take a read of that here; Revolutionising Real Estate: The Impact of Virtual Tours on the Property Development Industry”

In this post, we’re talking about virtual tours again, but more specifically, how we use them to help our engineering clients. The engineering industry, often at the forefront of technological innovations, is reaping significant benefits from the integration of virtual tours into its processes. This cutting-edge technology has transformed the way engineering projects are planned, executed, and communicated. 

How are Virtual Tours Helping Engineering Companies?

Enhanced Project Visualisation:
One of the most significant advantages of virtual tours in the engineering industry is the ability to visualise complex projects. Engineers and stakeholders can virtually step inside a project, whether it’s an architectural design, a construction site, or a factory floor. This level of immersion provides a comprehensive understanding of the project’s spatial layout, design details, and potential issues.

Remote Site Inspections:
Virtual tours allow engineers and stakeholders  to conduct site visits remotely. This is particularly valuable when projects are located in distant or challenging-to-access areas. Engineers can assess the progress, quality, and compliance of work without the need for physical presence, saving time and resources. We regularly show off different processes with the use of videos. These are filmed on site and then incorporated into the virtual tour. Whilst navigating through, the user simply has to click on a button and they can watch the video of any process, anytime, from anywhere.

Collaborative Design and Planning:
Engineering projects often involve multiple stakeholders, from architects and engineers to clients and contractors. Virtual tours provide a collaborative platform for all parties to visualise and discuss the project in real-time. This leads to improved communication, reduces misunderstandings, and accelerates decision-making processes.

Cost and Time Savings:
Virtual tours contribute to significant cost and time savings in engineering projects. They eliminate the need for physical prototypes and redundant site visits, reducing travel expenses, material costs, and potential rework. This efficiency translates into faster project completion and reduced overall expenses.

Client Engagement and Approval:
For engineering firms, virtual tours are a powerful tool for client engagement. Presenting projects in an immersive and interactive format makes it easier for clients to understand and approve designs. The result is improved client satisfaction and a smoother project progression.

Marketing and Business Development:
Virtual tours help engineering companies differentiate themselves in a competitive market. By showcasing their projects and processes in an interactive and visually compelling way, they can attract new clients and demonstrate their expertise. Virtual tours make marketing materials more engaging, which can lead to increased business opportunities.

Option to Hide Sensitive Information:
We know that engineering companies work with sensitive and private information and processes. Our virtual tours are created 100% by the team at Photos.co.uk. We attend the site and capture all the imagery and video we need to build the tour, therefore we have the capability to include or hide anything you need as a customer. If there’s something you’d rather not show, we can either hide it completely or restrict access with the use of passwords. You can rest assured that your private information will remain confidential.

Due to the requirements of hiding sensitive information, we don’t showcase our engineering client’s virtual tours online, but we’re happy to show you around one via video call. Get in touch with the contact form at the bottom of the page to discuss your project and view one of our bespoke engineering tours. We have other examples of virtual tours that we’ve created and we’ve popped an example of one of our logistics parks below, so please have a look around in the meantime, by clicking the image below.

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