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 on their screens—helping contractors to bridge the gap between project design and visualization. In addition, it allows owners, investors and other project participants to visualize a structure from a two-dimensional blueprint.

Within just two months of its release, nearly 450 builders from around the world downloaded the mobile app. Nine months later, the commercial construction industry is still buzzing about its advanced capabilities.

“The possible uses of this tool are mind boggling. From feasibility study to onsite supervision, the chances of getting the message right are enhanced by 100 percent,” says Roberto Astobiza, an architect at BIM Iberica in Madrid, Spain.

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