Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, providing a composite view. AR applications are being developed and used in various industries.
As per Statista, by 2024 there will be an estimated 1.7 billion mobile augmented reality (AR) user devices worldwide. AR will be used in every sector and the construction industry is not out of them.
Construction has become one of the key sectors where AR is viewed as having huge potential to improve productivity and efficiency levels.
Here we will discuss the top augmented reality applications which is revolutionizing the construction industry.
3D modeling is a way to view a building before it is built. With augmented reality, you can put yourself in the space and see how things look from various angles, making it easier to visualize what your finished project will look like.
3D modeling also allows you to use AR as an inspection tool. You can walk around the interior of your building or home, seeing what it will look like when completed and checking for any issues along the way.
One of the biggest advantages of AR in construction is that it can be used to train new employees. This is especially useful for complicated tasks and procedures when you don't have time or resources to train everyone on the job site at once. An example would be demonstrating how to use a specific tool, such as a safety harness or crane. This could also include demonstrating proper safety procedures around heavy machinery or other potentially dangerous situations.
Another aspect of training is demonstrating correct procedures for a job, even if it has already been done before. For example, if you need someone to go through the procedure of pouring concrete by hand while wearing protective goggles, AR can show them what they need to do without having them perform each step manually (which could lead to mistakes).
Finally, augmented reality allows people who aren't physically present on site during construction projects (such as managers) access all relevant information about their project via an app created using Google Tango technology
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are a way to standardize processes in your business. The purpose of this is to reduce errors, improve efficiency, and increase quality. AR can be used as part of SOPs by providing instructions for specific tasks. This can be done through an AR system or a mobile app such as Google Glass or Microsoft HoloLens.
AR systems are also good for training new employees on safety measures that need to be taken during their first day on the job. For example, if there is an area where people have been injured previously because they didn't follow proper procedures like wearing safety gear or working at certain heights without fall protection equipment, then you can use AR technology to show them exactly what you want them to do in order not get hurt themselves when working around those areas again later on down the road.
Augmented reality can be used in construction to help with troubleshooting and maintenance. For example, if you have an issue on a building site, you can use augmented reality to track down that issue from the ground floor all the way up to the roof. This will save time and money and prevent mistakes from happening more than once.
You can also use augmented reality for training purposes to help workers fix issues before they happen or assist them in fixing problems more efficiently. For example, if your employees need training on how to fix air conditioning units, you could scan an existing unit so that everyone can see what needs to be done in order for it not work properly again.
The first application of Augmented Reality in construction is quality control. It is one of the most important aspects of any construction project, as it ensures that everything works correctly and up to industry standards. AR technology can be used to check if something is the right size, level and straight. It can also be used to check if something is plumb (vertical).
Augmented reality is a great tool for construction companies to use, as it can be helpful in many different ways.
Augmented reality is useful for 3D modeling and visualization, which is particularly beneficial when designing new buildings or planning renovations. The technology can also help with safety and training. For example, it’s now possible to use augmented reality glasses to see what a worker needs to do on the job site in order to complete their tasks safely and correctly. Companies can also use these glasses for training purposes by including virtual objects that simulate real-life situations (such as an emergency situation) so employees will know how they should react if needed later on down the line.
Finally, augmented reality offers some benefits when it comes standard operating procedures (SOPs), maintenance & troubleshooting processes, quality control protocols
Augmented Reality has extremely high potential in the construction industry. It can eliminate error and increase efficiency, making construction projects run faster and more smoothly.
The key to success is understanding how this technology can be applied to your unique workflows, including what you do on-site and in the office. We hope you feel confident in your ability to identify areas where AR could help improve operations, whether it’s through training or modeling designs for upcoming projects.