To get everyone started more easily with our construction management software, we have created a simple and complete guide on the first steps to take to start with GAMMA AR and GAMMA BIM PORTAL. Take a look!
GAMMA AR brings BIM models to the construction site using augmented reality. It is a very easy to use construction management software, however, we thought it would be better to have a complete and simple guide about it.
Read and download this downloadable infographic on how to get started easily with GAMMA AR:
GAMMA AR in the spotlight of the February Autodesk BIM ON AIR Webinar
Every month, Autodesk organizes the BIM ON AIR Webinar. The series aims to highlight solutions that collaborate on design and construction projects using the Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360. On the 23rd of February, the webinar’s topic was about Augmented Reality on the construction site andGAMMA AR was in the spotlight.
Autodesk monthly organizes the BIM ON AIR Webinar. An interesting and useful series that highlights innovative solutions for the construction industry and professionals.
This monthly Webinar was aired online on the 23rd of February and presented by Holger Klöcker from Autodesk Construction Solutions in German. Followed by questions from the audience and answers from the experts.
In the summary, Autodesk explains the topic of this webinar as follows:
“Augmented reality” is the term used to describe the overlaying of virtual 3D models with the real world. This technology is now opening up new possibilities on the construction site. With mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, 3D BIM planning can be superimposed on the current construction site. This makes it possible, for example, to check the installation of technical systems directly on site or to display the pipe routing in a wall.
To present Augmented Reality on the construction site, Caner Dolas, CEO of GAMMA AR had the honor of presenting the solution.
As a reminder, GAMMA AR is an application that brings BIM Models to the construction site using augmented reality. As an example, check out the video below. You can also find all the other videos illustrating the GAMMA AR solution, as well as the tutorials, on our YouTube channel.
Autodesk’s BIM ON AIR Webinar was a real success and has brought together many construction professionals interested in new technologies. The full presentation of our CEO can be rewatched HERE in German.
The Facility Manager takes charge of all the services related to the management of a site, once the building has been built. Changes are usually made to buildings over time and GAMMA AR is therefore the practical solution for this kind of management. Indeed, this changes can be put together and tested for consistency by using our tool. But let’s learn a little more about the features that are useful for Facility Managers.
The benefits of using GAMMA AR for the operation of buildings
There are many features that simplify the Facility Manager’s work in the operation of buildings. Indeed, GAMMA AR enables to detect objects that need maintenancemore easily.
Also, it allows Facility Managers to document changes in the building and updating the model based on data created previously by GAMMA AR. This facilitates the handling of potential changes. The solution therefore can replace older CAFM tools.
As you can notice, GAMMA AR is not only for Construction management. The full potential of GAMMA AR can be accessed by using BIM Models for the operation of buildings.
By using BIM Models for the operation of buildings, it can improve processes for many Facility Managers.
Let’s take for example a simple task: a broken window.
To replace a broken window, a classical process requires either looking up information in a not easy to use CAFM system or plainly on a paper documentation. This takes time, is not very intuitive, and needs more effort.
The process in GAMMA AR is much easier. Only requiring you to just select the building component and do the necessary documentation using augmented reality on the site in just few minutes.
As you can see, GAMMA AR has many advantages for different stakeholders in the construction industry. If you have more questions about the product, we would be delighted to answer to you. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not seen it yet, watch how GAMMA AR works on the construction site:
Discover what our clients like the most about GAMMA AR
The opinion of our clients is really important to us. This is why we are constantly collecting feedback from them, in particular to improve GAMMA AR. Enhancing and offering what is best for the construction industry is our priority. Here is the testimonial of Roland Frank, CEO of Frank Fachbauleitung GmbH that we had the chance to receive.
Roland uses GAMMA AR for the needs of his company. We had the chance to collect his experience with the software.
1. What were the reasons you tried GAMMA AR?
In all projects, the question arises as to whether the planned will also be built into the conditions on site, whether the space is available and whether the individual components can be revised. Even after the maintenance work, GAMMA AR can display the as-built model and thus make the installations located there “visible” through a closed suspended ceiling without having to open an inspection cover beforehand.
“What I like the most about GAMMA AR is […] the easy handling for all people involved in the construction project”
Roland Frank about GAMMA AR
2. What did you like the most about GAMMA AR?
What I like the most about GAMMA AR is the possibility of showing the construction project in the open spaces. There is also the easy handling for all people involved in the construction project and maintenance of model data. Additionally to this, I like the ability of the creation of issues and distribution of these via email. Finally, there is the synchronization of issue information in Autodesk BIM 360 Next Gen.
If you also want to give us your feedback on your experience with GAMMA AR send us an email at email@example.com
3/ Personalized follow-up for construction companies
For construction companies, it is important to assist them in the implementation of the solution within the company itself. This allows more optimized use of GAMMA AR and better organization of all projects.
In this sense, we offer special starter kits. This includes licenses, support, and best practices to get the most benefits out of GAMMA AR.
Most importantly, we are always available to answer questions by email and on social networks.
There are still many problems on construction sites. Loss of money, loss of time, poor coordination between professionals. GAMMA AR is dedicated to eliminating these problems. Discover the elements that affect BIM Managers and Construction Managers in their projects and how GAMMA AR solves them.
2020 has been a very special year for the construction industry. Indeed, with the health crisis of COVID-19, it has affected many projects. First, in terms of productivity due to the shutdown of many construction sites and the implementation of safety preparations and protocols that slowed down the projects in progress. But in addition to this, many problems have already been recorded and are still limiting projects. And for that, GAMMA AR exists and helps.
GAMMA AR is a construction app that brings BIM Models to the construction site using augmented reality. Prevent rework, track progress or combine multiple 3D BIM models, these are some of the features of GAMMA AR. Features that aims to help BIM Managers and Construction Managers, among other stakeholders, to save the followings tasks:
1/ Save time
According to a report of Autodesk, construction professionals lose more than 14 hours per person each week on non-optimal activities. This corresponds to 5.5 hours per week looking for project data and information, 4.7 hours per week resolving conflicts and 3.9 hours per week dealing with mistakes and rework.
GAMMA AR aims to reduce this waste of time and optimize it to avoid delays in any construction project. By bringing the BIM Models directly to the construction site, the app helps to detect errors, and thus helps to avoid or correct them, which significantly saves time.
2/ Save money
The loss of money can be caused by various reasons: expensive rework, poor productivity or poor coordination on job site, as we will discuss later. It is essential for every professional to have the right tool to makes these kinds of saving possible. This is also why GAMMA AR was created. Not only to save time, but also to save money and avoid additional costs.
As you can see with the example below, GAMMA AR could have saved 2800€ to the contractor.
GAMMA AR helps you to prevent potential errors (and costs) by visualizing the 3D BIM / VDC information before building it in reality.
3/ Better coordination on site
Coordination on a construction site is the keystone of any project. Poor communication between the different stakeholders of a project causes what we have seen above: a waste of money and time.
Indeed, according to a report, for almost 70% of contractors: missing deadlines and running over budget is caused because of poor job site coordination.
Also the Autodesk report announces that on average, 52% of all rework globally is caused by poor data and miscommunication. This corresponds to more than half of the rework. In conclusion, we can confirm the importance of good communication and coordination between the members of a team to successfully complete a construction project.
GAMMA AR aims to connect the field with the office, to enable better communication on the construction site as well as in the offices. With the GAMMA BIM PORTAL, we provide an intuitive and easy way to connect the construction site with all the stakeholders of a project in real time.
NEW FEATURES: GAMMA AR allows BIM360 users to use Revit models
We informed you about the news last week. GAMMA AR now allows BIM360 users to use Revit models directly from BIM360 docs. It will give each of you a fully immersive user experience in the Autodesk ecosystem.
It was the big news that we were looking forward to announce. GAMMA AR now allows BIM360 users to use Revit models directly from BIM360 docs for a fully immersive user experience in the Autodesk ecosystem.
BIM360 users have now access to exclusive features in GAMMA AR that integrate seamlessly with their modeling and managing workflows.
New features that will bring more abilities to users:
• Import revit files reduces time used in model preparation
• Select views defined in revit and import those views directly into GAMMA AR
How GAMMA AR is helping BIM Managers and Construction Managers
GAMMA AR has been created for multiple stakeholders. If you are a BIM Manager, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Department Manager, or simply a Construction Company, this article is for you.
GAMMA AR brings BIM models to the construction site using augmented reality. Many stakeholders come into play and our application has a mission for all of them. Discover in this downloadable infographic, who are the main users of the application and how GAMMA AR is going to help them.
Why GAMMA AR is the most powerful construction app in your pocket?
GAMMA AR has many features to help construction managers and manufacturers monitoring on site and having all control of their construction process. Here are four reasons why GAMMA AR is the most powerful construction app in your pocket, and you should go with it now with a 30-day free trial.
1/ Brings BIM Models intuitively to the site
Working with GAMMA AR is the end of disorganized work where it seems complicated to find your way around.
With GAMMA AR solution, you can say goodbye to paperwork and welcome all your plans in one technologic device. The application uses the data contained in Building Information Models to overlay the worksite using augmented reality using mobile devices.
2/ Connect field and office in real time
Connecting the field and the office in real time in construction is important. Something which is difficult when you do not have the adequate equipment. Thanks to the GAMMA AR application and GAMMA BIM PORTAL, all stakeholders can be involved easily in a project. All the information added in the application is synchronized with the office in real-time.
The application enables Construction site Managers, Facility Managers, BIM Managers, Architects, and other stakeholders to monitor the construction site and their progress.
The GAMMA BIM Portal connects the site to the office. It allows Planners and Project Managers to manage their projects, distribute files and assign tasks, due dates, and revisions states. This way, it facilitates the communication between stakeholders at different stages of the construction process.
3/ Prevent errors and rework
Finding construction errors early is a crucial step, as costs and time to fix errors can drastically increase if the errors remains undetected. More rework causes more expensive adjustments. GAMMA AR avoids this!
By visualizing the 3D BIM information before building, the application prevents the potential errors that you can see after building. With the application, errors on the construction site and in the BIM model can easily be detected and prevented from happening at early stages of the building process.
4/ Have all the information with you
With the application being available on phones and tablets, you will be enabled to bring all the information of your project anywhere with you. You can start your free trial now, whether you are on iOS or Android
In conclusion, GAMMA AR offers you more efficient and automated communication and management workflows.
Instead toggling between two applications, BIM 360 and GAMMA AR customers can now rely on one solution for their construction reviews.
Construction is complex. In order to execute on projects successfully, teams across the project lifecycle – from design to site construction and close-out – need to be able to access the information they need, when they need it. This is where GAMMA AR and its new integration with Autodesk BIM 360® comes in. GAMMA AR applies augmented reality (AR) to overlay BIM models on live construction sites and makes the views available on mobile devices. GAMMA AR uses the data contained in design files to show what the build should look like and compares it to what’s being constructed onsite. All stakeholders, ranging from owners, design managers, project managers, subcontractors and more, can use the tool to monitor construction and ensure it maps to the intended designs.
Now, through an integration with Autodesk BIM 360, a leading construction management software that is directly linked to design files used across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, customers can import their design models from BIM 360 directly in to GAMMA AR. By linking BIM 360 and GAMMA AR, customers can ensure they’re always looking at the latest designs available to the project team in BIM 360, so they can identify and address any discrepancies immediately.
GAMMA AR allows customers on site to capture information directly in the application. If they notice any errors or conditions on the site that don’t align with design, customers can instantly create RFIs, write comments and link photos to specific locations in their BIM models. Those observations can also be attached to specific building components, so the on-site team can collaborate in real-time with all stakeholders who need to be aware of the situation. Mistakes can be avoided or addressed immediately, reducing the need for rework and ultimately helping projects stay on time and within budget.
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