Top 9 tech trends that will shape our built environment

Here's the introduction from an article I wrote for the Xpera blog on the 9 Building Industry Innovations to Watch: When people think about design, construction and real estate, “innovative” and “forward-thinking” probably aren’t the first words that come to mind.Many building industry professionals working today began their careers at a time when computers were … Continue reading Top 9 tech trends that will shape our built environment

Some applications of virtual reality (VR) technology in construction

Jason Vander Griendt, founder of Render3DQuickly, posted a pretty decent roundup of some current applications for VR in the construction industry: Humans are emotional and the more you connect with them emotionally the easier you can communicate, and this is what virtual reality helps you to achieve. Giving an immersive experience whereby your prospective clients … Continue reading Some applications of virtual reality (VR) technology in construction

Can a combination of AI and VR save brick and mortar retailers?

Despite what some industry groups might say, it is clear that online shopping has severely impacted the revenues of traditional brick and mortar retail stores. Does that mean that retail is dead, or at least on its way out? No. But, the retailers that survive the next decade will need to innovate and pivot their … Continue reading Can a combination of AI and VR save brick and mortar retailers?

UK funds Augmented Reality technology for construction workers

According to The Engineer, a UK publication: A consortium led by civil engineering visualisation expert Soluis Group has received £1 million of funding from Innovate UK to develop a so-called Augmented Worker System (AWE) for the construction industry. Aimed at enabling engineers to make the most of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools that are … Continue reading UK funds Augmented Reality technology for construction workers

Using Augmented and Virtual Reality to help construction project stakeholders visualize the end result

Building Enclosure Online shared the following: After pioneering the use of virtual design in construction, Mortenson Construction has developed a first-of-its-kind augmented reality (AR) mobile app to help the University of Washington community "see" the future CSE2 computer science building – well before its doors open to students in January of 2019. Similar to the … Continue reading Using Augmented and Virtual Reality to help construction project stakeholders visualize the end result