College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Elbert O. Speidel, Philip Barlow
Technology keeps on advancing and expanding into different markets, the Construction Industry has adapted these new breakthroughs. The industry has already adapted the concept of 3D Modeling, however with Augmented Reality this takes BIM to the next level. Augmented Reality can assist in numerous attributes within the construction process to help manage the project more efficiently. Given these words, this paper helps to highlight the key factors of Augmented Reality and how it enhances the Tenant Improvement process. This case study helps to highlight the positive returns of this tech, as well as solutions for any challenges that may come with it, through RCI Builders’ Dr. Fields T.I. project. Tenant Improvement is extremely detail oriented and focuses more furnishing rather than larger infrastructure like most construction projects. Thus, with the assistance of Augmented Reality Owners, Architects, and Contractors can collectively review and coordinate the design and constructability of the project simply through an Ipad. The research shown in this report discusses how new programs such as Vuforia, EasyAR, and SmartReality APP overlay 3-D models onto the REAL LIFE image of the space being constructed. This in turn minimizes changes made within the project and therefore, saves money and time.