Images say more than words. Be surprised by the possibilities of the latest tools and techniques to digitize the construction process.
‘STOP LOOKING, START FINDING’
The application of Augmented Reality offers many solutions and opportunities. An advanced technique that will gain more ground in the coming years. Our latest devices are perfectly equipped to apply this technique, which ensures that more and more developers are starting to focus on it. ‘Making life a little easier’. This is also shown here with the AR WAYFINDING. Based on a scan made beforehand, the software knows where the device is. This allows it to navigate us to predetermined points. A number of examples can be seen.
For the technician, maintenance of necessary items such as fire extinguishers, AEDs et cetera can be quickly navigated with additional information immediately at hand. This can vary from technical documentation, external links or instruction videos. In this way AR Wayfinding makes reality a little more interactive.
The QR code is no longer absent from our lives, but the technique itself is a very user-friendly and simple way of applying it. We can describe this as a digital trigger. This digital trigger allows us to easily and quickly make the right documentation, application or digital content directly available on the spot. QR codes can be created infinitely. This means that here we can realize an inexhaustible workflow for the technician, repairman or whatever role we can provide with information. Behind this digital trigger we can also make use of a digital portal that gives us even more possibilities for customization. Password protection is one of the options.
The QR code also allows us to consult a BIM model through Augumented Reality that can appear with precision at the correct coordinates. >
A technician on site who is faced with a technical challenge where an expert should actually be on hand. Unfortunately, this expert is located quite a few kilometers away from the location and is not in a position to arrive quickly. But the assignment does need to be carried out. AR REMOTE can be used for this. It offers the possibility to let an expert look around via a simple app and give interactive instructions that can prevent misunderstandings. The digital layer provides clear instructions and markings. This means that the expert is still on the spot and can be acted upon quickly based on his expertise. Unnecessary travel is thus prevented and there is a considerable gain in time. It brings us to the right location that is not quickly within reach, with the possibility of giving interactive instructions.
If an advanced BIM model of an existing building is available supplemented with techniques such as piping, for example, then this can be used in Augmented Reality. This clearly shows how valuable a BIM model can be during the entire existence of a building. We can use AR to lay the techniques of an existing building as a digital layer over the reality. This allows us to see where these pipes are located and, even though we cannot see them with the naked eye, we can observe them. In this way, we prevent considerably unnecessary damage during repairs. It gives us insight into the big picture of the piping system or possibly other techniques. Both a cell phone, tablet or AR glasses as in the HoloLens can be used for this purpose.
“I regard Augmented Reality as a big idea like the smartphone.
It’s for everyone. It’s huge.”
Tim Cook, Apple.
Augmented Reality is a term that one sees coming up more and more often and it triggers a lot of curiosity in the general public. One is often amazed at how quickly it has been able to enter the digital world of today and what is possible. In this article a brief explanation of this technology and especially why these developments can be of tremendous value in the future; how it can complement our current work ethic and that we are still far from imagining all these possibilities.