Understanding the Role of Augmented Reality in Architecture

According to the McKinsey Global Institute Industry Digitization Index, the construction industry spends $10 trillion on construction-related goods and services every year, making it the world’s economy’s largest sector.

The sector needs a high level of digitalization to accelerate the construction process in different parts of the world. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statics, and Economic Analysis,  the productivity in the construction work from the past 20 years has increased by just 1%.   In spite of so many next-gen technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) at our disposal, we hardly use them to accelerate the construction process.

Let’s explore what is our take on using Augmented Reality Technology for Architecture:

Superimposing BIM models: The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sectors are incorporating AR technology to give their clients a clear layout of how the site would look before it is completed. AR uses Building Information Modelling (BIM) to enable architects, engineers, and construction professionals to use tools and insights in the efficient construction of buildings, selection of design, and infrastructure. AR app development company make it easier for architects to less invest in design their clients won’t approve. It also saves the money of investors by giving them a real picture of the construction site beforehand. Thanks to Augmented Reality, Architectures no more have to rework again and again on design because the app projects the real design of the construction site within the deadlines.

Oodles technologies AR VR app developers use AR development kits like Android’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit for designing AR apps for architectures. Our AR construction apps enable architects to use augmented reality in the construction of blueprints of a site. We design apps for HoloLens, an AR headset that enables contractors to walk inside a BIM model overlaid on the real world.

Mistakes can be prevented with AR Construction Apps: The construction layout created using the AR apps for the clients is beneficial for construction engineers working on the site. It enables the engineers to plan and prevent mistakes by double-checking the work on site. When the engineers are about to accomplish the project they can recheck each and every component from the 3D layout to identify if they are missing out on something.

AR Manuals and Training

Construction work involves the use of heavy machines. The use of machines requires trained workers with special skills to handle the equipment. Using AR tutorials even an untrained worker can seamlessly handle the machinery at a construction site. It details construction workers with step by step knowledge on how to start a machine, how to use the tools for designing and so on. AR tutorials have reduced the need to hire highly skilled staff for machinery handling, thereby reducing the overall cost of construction.

Augmented reality also enables workers to get trained in a controlled environment. Workers can work on large-scale machinery without the risk of injury.

Collaboration using AR applications

Construction of a building is not merely dependent on a single person. The process involves teamwork of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, designers, welders, and managers. The coordination between the teams can be established through Augmented reality. Augmented reality technology enable people involved in construction work to collaborate more effectively and solve problems at different locations. Using AR field workers can share their video feed through the AR glasses. The AR glassed then enable workers to receive instructions from their seniors about machinery handling.

Underground construction

Construction work also involves laying down the cables and pipes. The laying down the cables there is a risk of hitting a gas line or damaging underground utilities. One wrong step may lead to a massive explosion. Using Augmented Reality technology can, technicians can have critical information at their fingertips.

 

Are you an architect who wants to revamp the construction work at various locations. Oodles Technologies is a leading AR App development services that has designed various AR apps to ease the work of their clients. Get in touch with us for more details!

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