Mobile app fuses BIM and paper models

Published August 26, 2013

As UK construction moves through the early stages of implementing building information modelling (BIM), a Chicago construction show this month featured a demonstration of a new app, SmartReality™, which promises to combine BIM models and paper plans. US company JB Knowledge Technologies, which worked with contractor Hoar Construction on the new product, is about to run trials of the Beta app.

James Benham, founder of JB Knowledge Technologies, said, “SmartReality is our view of what can happen when augmented reality and construction technology come together. We’ve seen a lot of theoretical augmented reality products out there, but this is an app we can use practically every day in construction. It’s a mobile app that enables the fusion of BIM files and paper plans to…




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