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The wearable device is hard hat compatible.
Umbra employee Elina Nygård uses a tablet to view a BIM model on site before construction has begun. While this could be done in VR, augmented reality allows for the model to be explored in the actual environment where the completed building will exist. AR gives architects and clients the most realistic walkthrough of an unbuilt structure possible. Courtesy Umbra
Could new technology that simplifies the transfer of BIM models to augmented reality push AEC fir...read more
The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting
A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...read more
The concept will be presented in Orlando at the IAAPA Attractions Expo.
The program began its first year with the fall 2018 semester.
Using AR, vital construction data can be transferred instantaneously from the design model to the...read more
In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
Neither training nor modification of the physical environment are required to use the system....
Biometric seating technology utilizes a combination of displays and AR/VR technologies to place fans in the middle of the action, with real-time data analysis.
Populous is exploring biometric seating technology that utilizes a combination of displays and AR...read more
The app requires iOS 11 and is compatible with iPhone 6S and newer models.
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From heat mapping to VR-based meetings, check out this trio of virtual and augmented reality appl...read more
An augmented reality application for mobile devices allows users to see what a new computer science building on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington will look like completed while it's under construction. Image: Mortenson Construction
The $105 million project in Seattle is the latest example of the firm’s commitment to virtual and...read more
Old School vs New School, Screenshots from ProspectVR
Viewing a building design in virtual reality (VR) allows contributors to better relate to the exp...read more
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Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.
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With the Trimble Software for Microsoft’s HoloLens device we’re able to bring into the physical w...read more
A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego
Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...read more
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While catching them all may be the main goal, the wildly popular mobile game is also leading peop...read more
Lexus RX 450h self-driving car. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Despite popular belief, the country is not in a great age of technological and digital innovation...read more
NBBJ designed the headquarters for Alipay, a part of the Alibaba Corporation. Rendering courtesy NBBJ
The Seattle design firm has partnered with Visual Vocal, a startup VR company.
Magic Leap and Microsoft’s HoloLens are just two examples of mixed reality technology on the hori...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
The mixed reality headset will allow people to take a holographic tour of the building while keep...read more
Making things like augmented reality, precise measurements of indoor spaces, and indoor wayfindin...read more
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The startup is an underdog in the AR battle but has a range of investors and fans.
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The virtual city will be used to help predict the outcomes of and possible issues with various sc...read more
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A waning need for office buildings may be on the horizon, thanks to the possibility of working re...read more