With the pandemic and other factors changing the global economy, every industry is undergoing changes that can reshape the entire sector. The construction sector seems to be less affected by digitalization and other technological advancements. But the truth is no industry can be forever immune to advanced technologies. At some point in time, they will have to transform to survive in this digital era.
Most of the companies in this sector have doubts if investing in advanced and immersive technology like Augmented Reality (AR) is worth the money spent. But we at XRmeet always believe the answer is YES! Let’s check out how the changing demands from the construction sector can be met by advanced technologies like AR.
How Augmented Reality Reshapes the Construction Sector
1. Meeting the Changing Client Demands
With some unexpected turn of events during the pandemic, like restrictions in travel, clients faced trouble in meeting construction engineers in person to discuss their requirements and suggestions. And AR helped clients in another geographical location to successfully collaborate with engineers, designers, electricians, and other people on the team and discuss each stage of construction, and provide appropriate suggestions. This application of AR in construction will stay beyond the pandemic and will be a boon to people at different geographical locations to remotely visualize each stage of their construction process.
2. Building in Virtual World
Another breakthrough AR brought into the construction industry is building virtual models. This has solved the majority of the problems that usually occur during and after the design and planning phase. AR helps construction companies to create 3D models of the actual plan and project it on a 2D plan. This interactive model of building projects allows clients to get a realistic view of how their project will look even before the construction begins. This involvement of the client in the early phase helps to prevent design issues, and unnecessary costs involved.
3. Immersive and Safe Training for New Talents and Existing Workforce
Safety is of paramount importance in the construction industry. A lot of safety issues can happen with improper communication, lack of awareness of safety procedures, and improper training. With complex and heavy machinery all around, it can be confusing how to operate them especially for newbies. Now, any newbie or even an existing worker can get the required information in the form of text or even 3D models of how a machinery works, or how a procedure is to be done by either scanning the QR code associated with the machine using a smart device or using an AR wearable. These can also be used to bring up safety and hazard information while using a machine.
Using AR, workers can get training to operate heavy machinery like cranes, boom lifts in a virtual setting using virtual models before working on them in the real world. This virtual training has been proved to enhance and retain the skill set and knowledge for a longer period.
4. Reducing Modification/Overhead Costs
Every construction company faces overhead costs associated with construction projects. In truth, almost 15% of the total budget for a project is used for these modifications. With the introduction of AR into this industry, companies have been able to bring these costs under control.
5. Remote Team Collaboration
The construction sector requires effective collaboration between teams. And with XRmeet, you can ensure all your team members who are at different geographical locations get involved in the project equally and are on the same page at each stage of the construction. This enables to make decisions regarding each phase quicker, and error corrections are made at the early stage.
Book a Demo with Us and Adopt Augmented Reality in Construction
Schedule a demo with us and see how XRmeet can drive your construction company forward. Contact us and leverage AR to make the construction processes more efficient, to better utilize your workforce, and drive revenue.