Here's why you should be using 3D visualisations at public consultations

8 March 2023

One of the main parts of the work we do at 3DW is adding our professional skills to public consultations.

We attend events providing support to our clients using our bespoke 3D visualisations which are an excellent way to showcase major infrastructure projects during public consultations.

They help to create a clear, detailed visual representation of the project, allowing the public to engage and understand the project in greater detail. This can lead to more informed decision-making and increased engagement from the public.

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We believe an advantage of using 3D visualisations for public consultations is that they can help to reduce the risk of conflicts between different stakeholders. When people are presented with a clear visual representation of the project, they are less likely to have misunderstandings or disagreements about what is being proposed. This can help to create a more harmonious consultation process and ultimately lead to a better outcome for everyone involved.

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One of the significant benefits of 3D visualisations in the consultation space is that they can help to identify potential issues or challenges that might not be immediately apparent from 2D plans or diagrams. For example, a 3D visualisation may reveal that a proposed building would obstruct the view of a significant landmark or conflict with the surrounding landscape, leading to a negative impact on the community. By identifying these issues during the planning phase, it's possible to make adjustments to the design to minimize any negative impact on the community

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Another benefit of 3D visualisations is that they can help to improve communication between different stakeholders involved in the project. By providing a common visual language, 3D solutions can help to reduce misunderstandings and ensure that everyone is on the same page. This is particularly important when it comes to major infrastructure projects that involve multiple teams working on different aspects of the project.

Moreover, our 3D solutions can also help to simplify complex information, making it easier for the public to understand the project. For example, a 3D model of a windfarm and substation can help to convey how the different parts of the project are connected, making it easier to understand how the project will impact the surrounding environment.

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The use of 3D visualisations in major infrastructure projects can bring a range of benefits. From increasing public engagement to identifying potential issues and challenges, our 3D solutions have become an essential tool for planners and developers alike. By using this key consultation tool in a public consultation, it's possible to create a more transparent, collaborative process that benefits everyone involved.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, see you in the next one.