Implementing Augmented Reality for the Holographic Assembly of a Modular Shading Device

Implementing Augmented Reality for the Holographic Assembly of a Modular Shading Device

Authors:

Kontovourkis, Odysseas, Georgiou, Christos, Stroumpoulis, Andreas, Kounnis, Constantinos, Dionyses, Christos and Bagdati, Styliana

Abstract:

The development of innovative digital design and fabrication tools for material processing and manufacturing of complex and non-standard forms, apart from their advantages, have brought a number of challenges. These might be related to the effectiveness and sustainable potential of implementation associated with environmental, cost and time-related parameters, particularly in cases of large number of elements construction and complex assembly. Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging technology with great potential for implementation in the construction industry, since it can enhance the real world with additional digital information, and thus, can assist towards manufacture and assemble of these particular systems. This study presents an AR methodology for assembling a modular shading device and discusses the advantages and disadvantages that this application can bring to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry by taking into account precision and construction time issues based on the handling of the process by skilled and unskilled users/workers. Our aim is to investigate the potential implementation of AR in the assembly, and consequently, in the construction process as a whole. Also, this study aims at exploring existing constraints of the technology and suggests ways of improvement.