AR technology to simply insulation material choice
Rockwool has enhanced its range of resources for specifiers, contractors, and building owners, with Rockwool Interactive City, ‘a 3D environment’ that facilitates visualising, specifying, and learning about its non-combustible stone wool insulation.
‘Intuitively designed using cutting-edge augmented reality’, the Rockwool Interactive City allows users to explore its solutions ‘across the whole of the built environment’ – from housing and offices, to transport hubs, healthcare, and education, ‘in a single simulated space’. Rockwool said: “Through features like zoom, 360º views, and pan-able application build-ups, the city provides a virtual ‘hands-on’ experience when it’s not possible to touch, see, or hear products in practice.”
Featuring a wide variety of applications, the tool can also be used to explore the versatility of Rockwool’s solutions, ‘understanding where its non-combustible products can enhance thermal, acoustic, or fire performance in places users might not expect’. The company says that, as well as saving specifiers’ time, and aiding building design, these capabilities ‘lead to smoother, faster decision-making and a more collaborative process’ for project stakeholders.
“The Interactive City takes product specification to the next level,” said Paul Barrett, head of Product Management. “As the whole of the built environment is covered, specifiers can quickly and easily find out how to achieve any desired outcome with our stone wool insulation – whether that’s improved patient experience, increased student attainment, or a safer, warmer, and quieter home. It’s also been created for complete flexibility. You can either browse the city, or jump straight to the area or building you need, delving into substrate build-ups and system designs.”
Each 3D application provides a complete package of suitable Rockwool solutions, with quick links to product documentation, installation guides, and BIM objects, downloadable for use offline, or integrated into construction modelling software.