Defining Factors That Support or Hinder Commercially Available Augmented Reality (AR) Devices for Construction Communication

Rita El Kassis, Steven K. Ayer, Mounir El Asmar, Pingbo Tang

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Abstract

Augmented reality (AR) presents virtual content in its physical context. This technology can enable construction professionals on-site and off-site to communicate using virtual annotations to highlight contextually-relevant details. Theoretically, AR has the potential to reduce the amount of site visits and the time spent physically traveling to and from projects. However, the majority of studies exploring AR commercially available devices present results from controlled implementations or laboratory environments. While those help for initial experimentation, they do not involve all the critical factors that can be present on active construction sites. Therefore, this work explores the technological performance of a commercially available AR device in an uncontrolled construction setting. The factors that enable or hinder AR performance are documented. The findings help construction practitioners strategically target the contexts where the technology thrives, while also helping researchers define more robust technology and environment workflows to enhance the functionality of current-generation AR devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering 2021 - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2021
EditorsR. Raymond A. Issa
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1302-1310
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784483893
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, I3CE 2021 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Sep 12 2021Sep 14 2021

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil Engineering 2021 - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2021

Conference

Conference2021 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, I3CE 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period9/12/219/14/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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