Tag: augmented reality

Jan 05 2018

Dalux targets BIM collaboration

Torben Dalgaard - CEO of Dalux

Copenhagen-based Dalux has capitalised upon Denmark’s early BIM adoption and the smartphone explosion to provide user-friendly BIM working, including augmented reality, on mobile devices. In late 2017, I met up with Torben Dalgaard, in 2005 one of the two cofounders of Copenhagen, Denmark-based Dalux, a 40-strong developer of mobile BIM and related Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration …

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Dec 07 2015

Augment – use AR to present your buildings

Augment logo

According to Augment, augmented reality (AR) on a tablet device is the ideal tool for architects to present their building ideas and collaborate with clients and other team members, and for property developers to let or sell the finished buildings to tenants or buyers (architecture and construction is just one market the company is targeting). …

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Nov 04 2015

Site-based AR – connectivity still a challenge

Soluis logo

Soluis was the official technology partner at the recent Digital Construction Week in London, and has been pioneering approaches to virtual and augmented reality. I asked Martin McDonnell, Soluis’ chairman about how these technologies could enhance collaboration, particularly on-site. “Immersive ways of conveying information” Innovation within the construction industry is creating a broad range of …

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Apr 10 2013

BIM, augmented reality and collaboration

Costain/Network Rail AR

Reflecting my growing interest in mobile technologies and their application in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors, I have been involved with the UK-based organisation, COMIT (Construction Opportunities in Mobile IT) for some years [Disclosure: in late 2012 I joined the COMIT management board], attending events – like its BIM and mobility conferences (post) – …

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Nov 17 2012

COMIT #MobiBIM conference pushes cloud-based data and tools

I attended COMIT‘s latest conference, on BIM and Mobility, at London’s Building Centre on Thursday, and tweeted a lot of the event highlights (my ‘co-tweeter’ Su Butcher helpfully created a great Storify stream where you can see the event unfold). As usual with COMIT events, the conference was a healthy mix of construction people and technology …

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Dec 22 2011

Stiktu: a social app, perhaps with professional potential

Thanks to a transAtlantic Twitter conversation with fellow construction technology fanatic Carol Hagen, I was alerted yesterday to a new mobile augmented reality application, Stiktu. From the people behind augmented reality browser Layar, this has just been released on both iPhone and Android in nine European countries (US to follow, I believe), and its initial …

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Mar 23 2011

SnagR: mobile but not SaaS

Ignore the marketing hype about SnagR being “the first its kind innovative Web and PDA-based site inspection and defect management system” (both BIW and BuildOnline – now part of Sword CTSpace – had PDA-based defects management systems in 2006), but SnagR is a user-friendly digitised system designed to speed up the process of capturing, reporting …

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Mar 11 2010

Top 10 Construction IT trends

This is the original draft of an article I wrote that has just been published in the March 2010 issue of Construction Manager magazine (link to digital edition), alongside a bigger feature looking at the new generation of construction collaboration platforms (including Woobius, Collabor8online and SliderStudio‘s StickyWorld – all of which I’ve recently talked about …

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