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Eliminating Construction Waste with AR

Nov 11

01:15 PM - 01:40 PM

Description

Construction is a wasteful industry ripe for improvement: half of the energy consumed by buildings is wasted, and half of construction costs are waste. This is exacerbated by a chronic shortage of skilled construction labor. Our attempts to mitigate these three crises in sustainability, affordability, and equity lead us to seek new solutions to enable more effective decision-making as we digitize our construction processes. Augmented Reality enables our construction installation crews to leverage spatially-contextual data just-in-time and just-in-place, at the point of action where and when it matters most. We will discuss a recent joint pilot project by McKinstry and Spectar, in which we used immersive AR hardware and software to support several AR use cases and objectively measure their impact upon commercial construction. In addition to empowering our construction managers to increase engagement with the owner and other project stakeholders, we leveraged AR to improve installation and quality control. Our AR-based hanger installation effort is especially noteworthy, as it enabled us to address sustainability with paperless construction, affordability by significant reducing time to complete, and equity by empowering lower-skilled labor crews. Finally, we have identified other new use cases for AR, supporting prefabrication in the shop and facility operations and maintenance.

Speakers

Head of Growth/Sales Manager , Spectar
Director of Product Management in Construction , McKinstry

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