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Augmented Reality

By | Pre Fab Walls

AUGMENTED REALITY IS MAKING ITS NAME IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

What is Augmented Reality and how is it impacting the construction industry?Augmented Reality

As 2018 wraps up, what do we have to look forward to in the construction industry for 2019?
As of late, the rate of innovation keeps our heads spinning and lots of times leave older construction companies fearing the future because of lack of control.

But as the new age of technology pushes into 2019 to modernize the construction industry, it also provides the avenues to stay in control.

Construction companies have been seeing major changes due to the new digital technology world. This new technology has helped companies streamline their practices, reinvent management structuring, and has even come up with an augmented reality to construct and design their buildings.

As technology evolves, we see a variety of new tools and gadgets that are impacting the industry tremendously, such as drones; will they rise in 2019? We believe so, along with augmented reality.Augmented Reality

You’ve heard of virtual reality in construction but augmented reality is now making an impact in the construction industry.

Augmented reality is a derivative view of the physical environment, with its components enhanced by computer-generated images. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality

As we know, virtual reality is an interactive computer-generated experience that takes the place of the environment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality

Virtual Replaces

Although both concepts are correlated, there is a definite difference between the two.

In the construction industry, augmented reality in 2019 is in the frontline to impact every aspect of the industry from design to build.

Here are a few of the benefits that augmented reality has on the industry.

 

Availability

  • Augmented reality has integrated with mobile apps thus making it readily available on your phone or tablet.Augmented Reality

3D Models

  • The benefits of a three dimensional model of a design-build proposal gives developers, and architects endless possibilities to convert their vision into reality. This could skyrocket the selling force within the commercial construction sectors because as this progresses, whoever has augmented reality in their design-build process will have the advantage over competitors.

More Accuracy

  • As augmented reality progresses in 2019; we will see more accuracy on projects that utilize it for the main fact that you will now have access to all the scopes of the project readily at hand to ensure the accuracy as well as efficiency.

More Efficiency

  • Using augmented reality imaging allows you to have ‘hands-on’ all phases of your project, hence making it much easier to minimize errors or adjust where needed. You will now be able to virtually walk through your project and fine-tuning as you see fit.
  • Considering the benefits of this new development in the construction industry, any construction company would be daft if they have not adopted augmented reality into their design/ build phase.
  • Companies can now take advantage of all the sects of prefabricated panels, parts, and components and have them already built and assembled and ready to go ahead of time.
  • Using AR removes all the guesswork from your project by creating an accurate recreation of your project.

What are you waiting for?

  • In the construction business, it’s all about ‘Time’. So start saving time and money by integrating AR images into your designs and better plan future projects.
commercial construction

Prefab on the Rise in Commercial Construction Industry

By | Pre Fab Walls

PREFAB ON THE RISE IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

The Commercial Construction Industry is rising, and the general contractors are optimistic about the continued growth and profits over the next year because of the new rise in the prefab industry.

Orders for multi-family housing, office buildings, and hotels are reviving the industry. The demand in the commercial construction industry is increasing, but many contractors are struggling because of skilled labor shortages in the construction industry.

The Commercial Construction Index (CCI) compiled by the US Chamber of Commerce and USG, reports that more than half of construction companies are having difficulty finding enough workers to complete the contracts available. https://www.uschamber.com/report/usg-us-chamber-of-commerce-commercial-construction-index-2018-q3

Another concern is the quality and dependability of the available workforce.commercial construction industry

In response, contractors are turning to prefab in the commercial construction industry to increase labor productivity and decrease costs.

The CCI estimates that 60 percent of general contractors are already using prefabricated components to complete more projects with fewer workers. Almost 90 percent of these contractors reported higher labor productivity, faster job completion cycles, and higher profit margins as a result of using commercial prefab wall panels and other components.

Traditional framing requires multiple contractors with complementary construction skills. Human errors, poor weather, and scheduling issues can quickly put a project behind schedule.

Prefab timber construction alleviates these problems because factory workers and technology do much of the skilled labor. Prefab panels require fewer workers on-site, reducing scheduling challenges and the risk of error.

Construction companies save on labor costs and can pass some of the price reduction on to the customer.

Another critical benefit of prefab noted in the CCI is that using prefab construction decreases on-the-job injuries. Fewer absences and a healthy construction crew increase efficiencycommercial construction industry and reduce costs even more. Construction projects using prefab materials produce less waste and need for rework.

Precision technology that ensures the wall panels will fit perfectly, so wall panels go up quickly without frustrating and time-consuming adjustments.

Overall, prefab wall panels save time and money for the contractor and consumer as well as produces a larger profit margin for all concerned.