Interactive workspaces are helpful for reviewing content and information in a collaborative setting. These use cases follow the same general format of the collaborative design use cases and can be separated into five major categories: project team design review, end user design review, construction review, safety review, and operations and maintenance review. Typically reviewing content uses visualization of model content and/or multimodal viewing of content (models, analysis, plans, data, etc.).
PROJECT TEAM DESIGN REVIEW
Interactive workspaces are beneficial spaces for project teams to collaboratively review planning, design and engineering content. The large format displays with either a visualization of a walkthrough of a project or multimodal viewing of various design and analysis documentation can allow project team members to effectively and efficiently communicate design intent and identify conflicting information throughout the design process.
END USER DESIGN REVIEW
Similar to project team design reviews, end user design reviews are a subset which are well suited for an interactive workspace by giving non-design professionals better spatial awareness of design implications. During an end user review, considerations need to be made for the audience, the specific areas of interest, and the participants invited to ensure a workshop meeting meets its objectives. If the group is large enough, the interactive workspace used will need special consideration.
Construction reviews include constructability, schedule, and coordination. These use cases typically include the project team, however outside consultants or stakeholders should be considered depending on the objectives and scope of the workshop. The detail of the workshop will determine the features and content needed to hold the review session in an interactive workspace.
Interactive workspaces can be used to review the safety plans of a project. Participants can include the safety team, owner representatives, and key design team members. Safety reviews are similar to construction reviews, however different specialty content will need to be prepared to cover safety related concerns (e.g. temporary structures, public safety zones, and clearances around equipment, etc. embedded in 3D models).
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE REVIEW
Operational and management reviews can take many forms. The most common use case for an interactive workspace is to conduct facility management reviews focused on the operation and maintenance of the proposed building. Virtual walkthroughs of 3D models using a large format display can support maintenance personnel simulating routine tasks to identify critical areas of access, labor, and equipment in a proposed project. These are best performed before design is completed to allow for revisions in design which impact lifecycle and maintenance costs.