According to the latest study, augmented reality and virtual reality are expected to become a staggering $80 billion market within the next decade. Its size in real estate
sector will be around $2.6 billion. Augmented Reality (AR) is going to improve the current processes in the construction industry through the numerous advantages it has to offer. There are many ways the technology is going to benefit the sector in the present and future.
What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented reality is not the same as virtual reality. While virtual reality (VR) replaces the real world by creating a simulated environment, augmented reality (AR) can create exact replicas of the real world while also enhancing it. In the construction industry, AR can benefit architects, designing teams, project managers, engineers and owners too. It can allow anyone to walk through the proposed building plan, compare it with the plan and propose changes.
AR can be used for multiple processes within the construction sector, not just for the creative designing aspects. This can include safety and quality control too. It can provide real time pictures or videos for analysis, making it much easier for you to catch any kind of errors and inaccuracies.
There are many different ways that augmented reality can help builders and owners.
The architects and designing teams so far depended on CAD, 2D and graphics software and physical sketches, but the current advances in AR technology has helped improve the design process, visualization, collaboration, and efficiency. At the client level, you are able to get better assurances that you will be able to get the final output as per your desires.