How to bring BIM Management to the job site with augmented reality
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According to Autodesk, Building Information Modeling is the foundation of digital transformation in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. It is the holistic process of creating and managing information for a build asset.
From the article BIM Integration in Augmented Reality Model from International Journal of Technology, here is what we learn about BIM: BIM has the ability to coordinate heavy and fragmented information into a single model. The BIM model can be shared across multi-disciplinary professions and being use for illustration purpose during the entire building life cycle, from inception and design stage until operational and maintenance stage.
BIM so far is limited to the virtual world. Augmented Reality brings it to reality.
Easy Building Handover with BIM and Augmented Reality
Building Handover is a crucial step in the completion of a building. The handover documentation creates clarity for all parties and confirms finished work as well as work that still needs to be concluded. The handover documents represent a legal foundation for any conflicts arising about alleged construction defects and as such require the utmost diligence and precision.
A well-done handover creates transparency and fends of unfounded claims, aiding builders, contractors, architects, structural, and MEP / HVAC engineers.
By using Augmented Reality on building sites, the workers on the field can intuitively compare the 3D BIM planning and the actual construction to track progress and identify deviations. Precise building-component-based documentation is created.
Construction Apps help to deliver the handover documentation in unparalleled detail and speed. Information collected on the site can be integrated into the BIM models to have a truly BIM-based handover.
An important feature for the Handover is that the information is securely archived and protected from tampering.
For example, with our software. Once information is saved inside GAMMA AR, the system will safely track and store any changes on the information, making it impossible to “cheat”. GAMMA AR supports open BIM methods and allows for all information to be exported as BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) helping organizations to access the data from GAMMA AR in other issue management systems.
The AR solution
What is Augmented Reality (AR)? AR is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.
AR allows the usability and applicability of BIM on the construction site. By overlaying the planning to the jobsite – and allowing a comparison planning/field, it creates a better understanding of the planning directly on the jobsite.
There are many benefits of using BIM and AR on the jobsite:
– Prevention of rework: by visualizing the BIM model on the field, users are able to detect potential errors before they are built
– Better communication: easy and real-time communication between the field and the office that is precise to the building component by using BIM methodology
– Quick delivery of information to the construction site: bring complete 3D models and the object properties within the construction site for a better rendering of the model on site
There are still many other benefits of the use of AR on construction site. Benefits that you can try out yourself with the construction app GAMMA AR.
The construction app offers a 30-day free trial to every user: