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Augmented Reality

Front line worker wearing Trimble XR10

All images courtesy Trimble

March 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wearable device is hard hat compatible.

Woman using a tablet to view an unbuilt project on a jobsite

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

January 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Could new technology that simplifies the transfer of BIM models to augmented reality push AEC fir...

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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

December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...

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ARena Space rendering
November 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concept will be presented in Orlando at the IAAPA Attractions Expo.

Courtesy Pixabay

November 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The program began its first year with the fall 2018 semester.

October 29, 2018 | David Fersh

Using AR, vital construction data can be transferred instantaneously from the design model to the...

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

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

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AEC technophil... read more
May 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Neither training nor modification of the physical environment are required to use the system.

May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), two of CannonD... read more
A rendering of a possible new premium seat

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.

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Populous is exploring biometric seating technology that utilizes a combination of displays and AR...

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November 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The app requires iOS 11 and is compatible with iPhone 6S and newer models.

Yulio heat map

Courtesy of Yulio Technologies

November 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor + John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From heat mapping to VR-based meetings, check out this trio of virtual and augmented reality appl...

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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

July 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $105 million project in Seattle is the latest example of the firm’s commitment to virtual and...

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Old School vs New School, Screenshots from ProspectVR

June 28, 2017 | David Fersh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Viewing a building design in virtual reality (VR) allows contributors to better relate to the exp...

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Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo

January 13, 2017 | Justin Perdue, Associate Architect, Stantec

Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.

Image © Gensler

December 12, 2016 | Alan Robles

With the Trimble Software for Microsoft’s HoloLens device we’re able to bring into the physical w...

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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

July 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...

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Pixabay Public Domain

July 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

While catching them all may be the main goal, the wildly popular mobile game is also leading peop...

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Lexus RX 450h self-driving car. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

May 09, 2016 |

Despite popular belief, the country is not in a great age of technological and digital innovation...

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NBBJ designed the headquarters for Alipay, a part of the Alibaba Corporation. Rendering courtesy NBBJ

April 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The Seattle design firm has partnered with Visual Vocal, a startup VR company.

An example of what can be done with mixed reality devices, such as Microsoft's HoloLens (pictured). Photo: Microsoft Sweden, flickr Creative Commons

April 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magic Leap and Microsoft’s HoloLens are just two examples of mixed reality technology on the hori...

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April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?

Photo Credit: Jorge Figueroa, flickr Creative Commons

April 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed reality headset will allow people to take a holographic tour of the building while keep...

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Photo Credit: Francois Schnell, Flickr Creative Commons

March 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Making things like augmented reality, precise measurements of indoor spaces, and indoor wayfindin...

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Image courtesy Meta

February 17, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The startup is an underdog in the AR battle but has a range of investors and fans.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

January 27, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The virtual city will be used to help predict the outcomes of and possible issues with various sc...

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Photo: Rachel Park

January 19, 2016 | Rachel Park

A waning need for office buildings may be on the horizon, thanks to the possibility of working re...

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