Augmented Reality On-Site
Augmented Reality (AR) will revolutionize how BIM is used on-site. AR will show BIM models and other data instantly in correct position around the user. User’s only need to point the mobile device and they will see the needed information around them. No more searching, zooming and orbiting around data. The data is already around you!
See what's around you
Make BIM easy to use!
By using devices location it is possible to show BIM information and other data around you. AR will visualize the 3D geometry in correct perspective, scale and location, exactly how the user would see it when it’s constructed. AR will make BIM models much easier to understand which helps design presentations, work planning and quality assurance.
Link BIM to processes!
Is BIM alone enough for a modern construction project? BIM itself has a lot of data about the constructable elements but usually there is a lot more data that is needed in construction.
- Link BIM with tasks and schedules.
- Link BIM with city models and GIS databases.
- Link BIM with documents.
Innovative AR Positioning
Use your data for AR positioning!
Most AR tools are based on mobile device’s GPS. In most cases that is not enough for BIM. There are new ways to calculate the device location and orientation without any extra hardware or software services. The future of AR is to use devices that everyone already has!
Site team-working using BIM!
BIM in design is a very collaborative process. So why not making BIM a collaboration tool also for construction sites. BIM is a very powerful language neutral communication tool. By integrating social media tools like messaging with BIM will make it even more powerful. This will help site personnel collaborate more with each other, which will remove unnecessary silos and help for example multi-cultural site teams to communicate better together.