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Project Owners Report ‘Mind Blown’ With SmartReality 3-D Augmented Reality Mobile App

Published in Construction Executive June 10, 2014 A new SmartReality Beta mobile app by information technology services and products provider JBKnowledge, Inc. is providing unprecedented augmented reality capabilities for the construction industry. The app allows users to point a tablet or smartphone mobile device at printed 2-D construction plan files and view the corresponding 3-D model of the project […]

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The 2014 Construction Technology Report Survey is Now Open

The third annual Construction Technology Report Survey, powered by JBKnowledge in partnership with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and Texas A&M University’s Construction Science Department is now open. The survey will remain open until July 4, 2014. If you’re a professional in the commercial construction industry visit http://jbknowledge.com/survey today to take the five minute survey […]

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Augmented Reality Mobile App for Project Visualization

First demonstrated in 2013 at the Associated General Contractors of America IT Forum by JBKnowledge President James Benham, the SmartReality Beta mobile app revealed a combination of construction project plans and augmented reality the industry had not seen before. Within just two months of its release, nearly 450 builders from around the world downloaded the mobile app. Nine months […]

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JBKnowledge to Demo Augmented Reality App for Construction in Las Vegas at CONEXPO

Bryan, TX (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 This week, over 125,000 construction industry professionals will join roughly 2,400 exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Conference. Among those exhibitors will be a growing technology solutions company named JBKnowledge better known for its cloud software solutions SmartBidNet for construction bidding, and SmartCompliance for certificate of insurance management. However, […]

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Five Ways The Construction Industry Will Benefit From Augmented Reality

Published in Construction Data Company February 13, 2014 By Kendall Jones Augmented reality (AR) is an emerging technology that could have a significant impact on the AEC industry in the coming years. Augmented reality is the enhancement of real-world environments by overlaying virtual data, images, etc. onto a physical space. If you’ve ever watched a football […]

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Augmented Reality Shows Promise, But Has a Long Way to Go

Published on Construction Executive February 5, 2014 By Judy Schriener Augmented reality is cool, but what about the practicality of it for the construction industry? What are the benefits, and which ones could be realized first? What are the problems and challenges it is trying to solve? These are some of the questions that need […]

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2014 Construction Tech Forecast

By James Benham, President of JBKnowledge, Makers of SmartReality Published in the American Institute of Construction Newsletter The capabilities of technology, once merely imaginative concepts in science fiction movies, are quickly developing for pragmatic use in industries like commercial building. Advancements in cloud computing and fiber connections are redefining expectations in data integration. Mobile and wearable technologies […]

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Is Construction Ready for a Dose of (Augmented) Reality?

Published in ENR Tech January 7, 2014 By James Benham, President of JBKnowledge, Makers of SmartReality In 2008, I tested out an augmented reality mobile app called Nearest Tube that allowed me to use my smartphone camera to navigate my way to the nearest London Underground entrance without having to unfold a giant paper map and confirm […]

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New Construction Technology Report by JBKnowledge (Makers of SmartReality) Reveals Concerning Cloud Security Trends

700 construction professionals participated in the 2013 Construction Technology Integration Survey, revealing the software they use, how it integrates and how it is secured. Bryan, Texas (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 JBKnowledge, an IT services provider to the construction and insurance industries, has released the results from their second annual Construction Technology Integration (CTI) Survey. First released at […]

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App Allows Objects in 2-D Drawings to Be Viewed in 3-D

By Judy Schriener Published in Construction Executive Tech Trends A new app is in the works that will allow multiple people to view objects in 2-D drawings in 3-D, complete with 360-degree perspectives. JB Knowledge in Bryan/College Station, Texas, has created the augmented reality app for iPhones, iPads and Androids called SmartReality that recognizes objects in drawings […]

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