University Park Visualization

University Park Simulation showing an intersection.

Purdue University Calumet and the City of Gary have partnered to apply GIS simulation and 3D Visualilzation for economic development and city planning of the Univeristy Park area. The CIVS research center uniquely integrates advanced simulation and visualization technology for analyzing data, parcel and zone planning, and for the support final implementation the city’s key development areas.

St. Margaret Health Virtual ED

Visualization of one of the hospital beds in a room.

Franciscan St. Margaret Health is one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Northwest region, where a new emergency room is to be constructed. During construction, a display will be viewable on site to provide the public with imagery showing what the finished facility will look like. A virtual tour of the new construction using virtual reality visualization technology was identified as an effective tool. Using architectural drawings and photos of existing equipment, a 3D model of the new emergency room and equipment was created and used to generate an animated fly-through of the new space.

Fitness Center Flythrough

Visualization of the new student wellness and recreation center showing the outside of the building from the front.

A Student Wellness and Recreation Center was proposed for construction on the Purdue University Calumet Campus. An architecture firm developed plans and models for the Center and produced construction prints. A compelling visualization that is more understandable to public was needed to market the proposed Center and build support from decision makers and potential donors.

Virtual Construction

Virtual backhoe from virtual construction project.

Virtual Construction of a Single-Family Wood Framed House. The simulation affords Constructions Science students to observe the process of building a house from a vacant site through the wood framing necessary to build the shell and interior partitions of a house. The virtual depiction of the construction gives the students a visual understanding of how the various components of footings, foundations, floors, walls and roofs are assembled. It is not possible to give the students this experience by taking field trips to an actual construction site due to the length of time that would be required. The virtual build allows them to gain this experience in one or two class periods.

Virtual Nursery

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health is one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Northwest region, where a special care nursery area is to be constructed upon the base of an existing nursery area. During construction, a display will be viewable on site to provide the public with imagery showing what the finished facility will look like. A virtual tour of the new construction using virtual reality visualization technology was identified as an effective tool. Using architectural drawings and photos of existing equipment, a 3D model of the special care nursery and equipment was created and used to generate an animated walk-through of the new space.