Firmo Construction, a Sarasota-based construction management firm, has introduced an innovative way to apply virtual reality (VR) technology that will provide a low cost, low risk service for clients with a high return on investment. In an industry where the atmosphere is populated by countless virtual reality trends and techniques for unique client experiences, Firmo is setting itself apart with a service that is internally focused and process driven, to not only bring their clients’ vision to life, but also create a synchronized construction team to save time and money. Firmo’s team saw a need in the industry for VR technology that functions beyond showcasing the final vision to the client, but instead can peel back layers behind the drywall to function as a troubleshooting tool before the construction phase begins. The new service features a full 3D build of a project in virtual reality soft ware, with the addition of creating detailed layers of what’s behind the drywall. These additional layers create a 3D construction environment to which Firmo can bring construction teams and subcontractors, from architect to plumber, to troubleshoot any issues. Rather than catching these problems during the construction phase, Firmo’s team can now mitigate problems within the software before the build phase even starts. Firmo is currently conducting a live case study utilizing this VR service for a Hampton Inn and Suites in Northern Florida. Though the construction phase hasn’t started yet, the cost saved through the use of the VR process is already at more than $100,000.