Augmented Reality in the Construction Industry: An Industry's Perspective of Its Users, Phases, and Future Trends

Hala Nassereddine, Awad S. Hanna, Dharmaraj Veeramani

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Construction plays an important role in the prosperity of nations and is expected to grow to new heights in the next decade. This significant expansion along with the increased complexity and sophistication of construction projects and rapid technological advances of Industry 4.0 highlights the pressing need for improvement in the construction industry. Consequently, construction companies have turned to innovative techniques to remain competitive and to grow in the modern market. Among the different Industry 4.0 technologies, industrial interest in augmented reality (AR) has increased in the past decade, across sectors including automotive, aerospace, marketing, gaming, and others. Construction has begun to follow suit in this area. Various researchers have explored how AR can be integrated in construction, but no research project has yet comprehensively investigated who benefits the most from AR and where the technology is most useful. Using 128 responses collected from industry practitioners, this paper explores the integration of AR among different construction stakeholders and throughout the entire lifecycle of a construction project. Results showed that architects/engineers and project engineers are perceived to benefit the most from AR and that the technology is expected to be used the most during design, pre-construction planning, construction, and conceptual planning phases. The paper also provides insights into the future adoption of AR by construction stakeholders and by the industry as a whole.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Applications - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsPingbo Tang, David Grau, Mounir El Asmar
Pages743-752
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482865
StatePublished - 2020
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Computer Applications - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2020Mar 10 2020

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Computer Applications - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Computer Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/8/203/10/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Augmented Reality in the Construction Industry: An Industry's Perspective of Its Users, Phases, and Future Trends'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this