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Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Emergent Enterprise

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The Impact of AR in the Construction Industry

Emergent Insight:
AR is having an impact on practically every aspect of the construction industry. As Shashank Dave reports at techprior.com the B2B, B2C and training needs and more are all integrating augmented reality. What was once flat, static and 2D now comes alive contextually in 3D so that all involved have a better understanding of the project being proposed and built.

Original Article:

Construction and Augmented Reality sure seems like two concepts that are miles apart. However, the integration of Augmented Reality in the construction industry can produce very interesting results. With AR, the construction industry can finally move away from the 2D drawings and start interacting with designs and prototypes as they have never done before. And, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Let us examine the changes that AR can bring to the construction industry and what we can expect in the coming years.

AR or Augmented Reality overlays a digital environment on top of the real environment, users can see the overlays using AR-enabled smartphones or AR headsets.

The construction industry might have grown in terms of design language and machine, but one aspect of the industry that remained in its primitive stages was the visualization of design or plan.

Generally, the builder or the clients could only see the building through drawings and they were represented on 2D planes like paper or a screen. However, not everyone can read through CAD drawings or plans with ease and additional communication was used to bridge the gap which keeps on adding delays. Then again, doubts still linger in the minds of the clients on how this will turn out.

The alternative was to use 3D models on a computer. This technology got the information across better than 2D plans but then again, the limitations added up since it also uses a 2D screen.

AR is different, and it is shaping up to be the best technology we have in rendering 3D objects in real-world environments. When a building or project site is visualized in AR, the users can interact with it in real time. They can walk around it, enlarge it or even make modifications in real-time if the platform allows it.

Smart Reality app from JBKnowledge is one such application that helps in visualizing AR models from drawing to better communicate the concept to clients.

AR is different, and it is shaping up to be the best technology we have in rendering 3D objects in real-world environments. When a building or project site is visualized in AR, the users can interact with it in real time. They can walk around it, enlarge it or even make modifications in real-time if the platform allows it.

Smart Reality app from JBKnowledge is one such application that helps in visualizing AR models from drawing to better communicate the concept to clients..

B2B gains with Augmented Reality

We had discussed how the clients can make use of AR to see how their building will take shape. There is also another facet to AR in the Construction industry which is facilitating meaningful interactions between businesses.

When a builder has to get a building design from an architect or a design company, they are given the 2D layout of the design. And when the complexity of the design increases, the same is reflected in its blueprint, making it quite hard to decipher.

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