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Practical Uses of Immersive Technology—from Design Through Construction

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    This session will provide a series of examples showcasing the variety of immersive technology that SmithGroup uses throughout the design and construction process. In early design phases, virtual reality is a powerful tool for understanding spatial dynamics and gaining client sign off. As projects move into construction, the ability to digitally overlay data on a construction site becomes invaluable—the use of augmented reality and the Microsoft HoloLens enables for vital Revit model data to be transferred to site for field verification during construction administration. We’ll review the wide range of hardware and software available for use, as well as how to best use BIM (Building Information Modeling) to make immersive technologies a practical and integral part to your workflow.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover how augmented reality can be used for improved communication between design and construction teams
    • Learn how virtual reality can aid in spatial understanding, design quality, and increase knowledge sharing
    • Learn how to identify practical points in your project timeline to introduce immersive technology for every project
    • Discover the differences between the variety of immersive technologies available and the appropriate times to use each