The Virtual Built Environment Element Explorer (VBEEE) software, which references the RIBA Plan of Work, enables learners to explore and experience the construction process. Learners are given an opportunity to choose from 3 different briefs to construct a building virtually.
This includes an industrial building, a house, and a building made offsite. The brief asks learners to consider the building performance, comfort, sustainability, and cost measures at each stage. Your building efforts are provided in a report!
Selected screenshots from VBEEE software.
Left to Right: Programme options, sub-structure and timber frame super-structure, and sectional view of a SIP panelised structure.