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3D Beyond Design: Using BIM Technology for Prefabrication to Remove Waste and Save Money

Reduce waste with prefabrication

Creating better designs is only part of the promise of BIM technology. Many small- and medium-size firms are using 3D design to collaborate with general contractors and construction managers to automate production of their designs and prefabricate building components such as mechanical equipment and curved glass curtain-wall systems. While projects of almost any size can […]

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What Is Augmented Reality, and How Can It Help Architects and Contractors?

Augmented Reality on a tablet

Everyone knows virtual reality, but have you considered how augmented reality in architecture and construction could help your firm? Augmented reality is a live, copied view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input. Virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one, whereas augmented reality takes […]

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