Historically, the construction industry has been slow to integrate new technology, preferring to take a “wait and see” stance when it comes to innovation. However, newer technologies such as augmented reality (AR) are presenting a dramatic cost and time savings over the way business has been done in the past.
AR overlays a virtual environment on our real world. The technology has been made popular through games such as Pokemon Go. However, it’s use in the construction industry is far more dynamic.
Below are four primary ways in which AR is currently being used in the construction industry. These tactics are just scratching the surface of what this technology can do to enhance processes on and off the job site.
AR allows companies to take building models and overlay them on the property where they are being built. It also allows various aspects of construction to be overlaid on other parts of the project. This allows contractors to create more efficient and accurate project plans, minimizing costly delays, which any Jacksonville construction lawyer will tell you is critical to a successful project.
By overlaying a 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) model on current construction, contractors will have better insight into progress on a construction site and be able to see issues before they happen. They can, in turn, communicate these issues to designers who can make adjustments as needed. This can prevent the likelihood of a claim being filed, which a Jacksonville construction attorney can help you settle, if necessary.
Provide A Safer Construction Site
AR provides great opportunities in the area of safety training. BIM models can overlay the site and display safety information. Also, augmented hazards can be displayed to give instructions on how to avoid them.
Presentations to Investor and Clients
AR can be used as a sales and marketing tool in the construction industry as well. Finished buildings, even entire communities can be placed on empty land to show how it will interact with an area. Want to know which units have waterfront views or the distance between an office to the train, AR can help.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.