India is one of the world’s most vibrant markets for buildings and interiors at the moment. Huge sums are being poured into a comprehensive range of construction projects – major infrastructure upgrades, sweeping residential housing programs, wholesale city building, etc.
Even so, the construction remains one of the least automated industries in the country, missing out on the colossal benefits that automation has to offer. One such technology that has entered the construction space and is making a name for itself in the west is ‘Augmented Reality’.
Augmented reality is the incorporation of a computer-generated image on a person’s view of the real world. It provides a view of both what the world and work actually look like and what it could look like. The best piece of equipment for the task is Microsoft’s HoloLens, which has seen widespread adoption across several industries and not just construction.
Though still in its nascent stage, AR has the potential to transform the construction process.
It might sound odd, but AR actually helps measure spaces more accurately.
The gear collects data on a space’s height, width and depth. This helps incorporate all dimensions into usable models for construction projects.
When using AR, many companies also use drones to take near perfect measurements of the space. Then an accurate computer model of the structure is built, which helps the project managers know what the building will actually look like.
Clients see 2-D computer-generated images or drafts, and they might have a slightly different vision for what they expected. By using AR both the architects and construction firms can truly showcase functional models to their clients. Clients can make decisions based on the current plan and make changes before construction starts. By engaging clients early on it prevents costly fixes later and keeps clients interested in the project.
On Site Execution:
Augmented reality accelerates construction processes because team members can have a quick and instant access to virtual models.
Also, construction companies can benefit from prefabricated parts – or have them built before the construction begins. With that smooth and streamlined process in the project execution, teams do not just save money, but also time. Nevertheless, AR can speed up a project’s progress and opens the potential for finishing the construction ahead of time.
Augmented reality is one of the best technological advancements to happen in the construction industry because it streamlines every process involved in the project.
We at Liminal are committed in driving the adoption of augmented reality in the construction industry.
Needless to say, AR offers key benefits to the construction industry – saves time and money, gives better design insights, eliminates the guesswork, and accelerates the construction progress.
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