In the construction industry in particular, Extended Reality (XR) technology holds significant promise, helping teams increase accuracy and confidence during planning and construction, as well as improve communication and collaboration—both on the work site and in the office.
XR can be used to clearly communicate design intent to external stakeholders, creating greater support for the project. By providing a visual representation of the project before construction, challenges can be identified and communicated more easily, ensuring expectations are effectively managed.
By providing a visual representation of the project in context, XR helps project teams estimate, plan, and schedule the work with more confidence and greater precision. Project teams are using XR applications for clash detection, allowing them to uncover potential issues before the build begins.
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, accounting for one in five workplace fatalities. Yet accidents and near misses can be minimized with thorough planning and a clear understanding of the potential risks and threats. Extended reality (XR) helps bring the threats to light.
Via a smartphone or tablet, AR can projects a “digital window” that superimposes a detailed BIM model onto the user’s physical surroundings to help them visualize the placement of entire structures, as well as specific design features, objects, or systems.
Because VR provides a fully immersive experience, it is an effective tool for design teams, contractors, and owners to review and approve plans. The VR application controls the entire environment, creating a uniquely detailed and dynamic individual experience.
MR allows the user to merge a BIM model with their surroundings without having to hold a device. The user can continue to conduct tasks as normal while being guided by the MR headset, viewing, and interacting with the model with accurate, 1:1, surface-to-surface alignment.
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