Use of video gaming tools for construction has applications from clash detection to construction site accident prevention or reconstruction.

An article appearing in the March 3, 2016 issue of ENR contains a fascinating summary of new 3-D and Virtual Reality applications that can be built onto gaming platforms at relatively low cost. In addition to enhancing some uses of BIM such as clash detection and early visualization of design concepts, it also has safety applicability which would allow tailgate reenactments of construction site accident scenarios to allow workers to discuss how to avoid risks on a particular job site. It will also undoubtedly be used for more realistic courtroom graphics at perhaps reduced cost.