Category Archives: AR

Are AEC Industries Ready for AI-centric Megaproject Delivery?

AI-centric Megaproject Delivery Traditional construction project delivery performance suffers from long and well publicized negative global productivity lags: negative compared to the industry 20 years ago, and negative compared to other industries. This negative productivity is associated with both budget shortfalls and turnaround delays.  Infamous megaprojects suffer from these same...
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AI Project Controls: Building Industry Ripe for AI Disruption

“AI Project Controls mean estimators and planners will soon join th endangered species list The lagging performance of (negative) productivity in the US construction industry as compared with other industries makes it ripe for disruption by artificial intelligence, and that includes AI project controls. Of all building sectors, only highways,...
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AR/MR Smart Helmets for the AEC Industries: Flight or Fancy?

Smart Helmets: are they making us any smarter? While BIM die-hards cling to their soon to be obsolete platforms, AR, and MR smart helmets featuring heads-up (HUD) and holographic displays are hitting the streets, and trying to make an impact on facilities management, and AEC technology in a big way...
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Space Carving, SLAMming AR-VR Construction Technology Update

AR-VR construction technology disruption is inevitable AR-VR construction technology may very soon no longer be the exclusive pastime of gamers and designers: it may be put to much more practical uses. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to road-test a Google Tango tablet with  Lucas Stephane, PhD, Assistant Professor, of the Florida...
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How Google Tango VR/AR Apps Could Level the BIM Playing Field

Google Tango: will it be useful to builders, or just an expensive designer toy? “Designers will forced to begrudgingly collaborate with builders in program coordination: they will sink or swim in these unchartered waters. Google Tango might just be the device to do it.. Despite the hype – such as...
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