Exploring the current and future states of augmented reality in the construction industry

Hala Nassereddine, Awad Hanna, Dharmaraj Veeramani

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Abstract

In construction, adoption of advanced technologies has the potential to significantly improve the perfonnance of projects. The construction industry has experienced a radical evolution as it entered the era of digital documentation and information exchange. Construction design began with drafting boards, then moved to Computer-Aided-Design, and finally to Building Information Modeling. At each stop along that journey, gams were made m information density and exchange. However, for all the progress made thus far, the paradox of designing the 3D m 2D space remains. As Industry 4.0 continues to evolve, it is imperative that construction firms seek, find, and adopt new technologies - both to remain competitive and to grow in the industry. Augmented reality (AR), a pillar of Industry 4.0, lias the potential to transform the construction industry. This paper explores the current and potential future states of AR in construction. Might tlus technology gain momentum and take hold m construction, as it lias done m other industries? To investigate this question, industry practitioners were surveyed. 128 responses were collected and analyzed to provide insight into the current and potential future states of AR in construction.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
StatePublished - 2019
Event11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, CITC 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 9 2019Sep 11 2019

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Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Construction industry
  • Current state
  • Future state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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