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Trimble HoloLens Hardhat Improves Teamwork

Trimble HoloLens Hardhat Improves Teamwork

Maintaining clear communications and positive working relationships between the office and on-site construction crews can be challenging. Engineers and architects may have difficulty conveying the intent of designs or layouts. Workers onsite may encounter unforeseen obstacles or considerations not taken into account during the design phase. This has been a perennial problem in the construction …

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With Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat, Mixed Reality Gets Real on Construction Sites [Video]

One of the major frustrations in the construction business can be the difference between how the project looks on plans and what builders onsite can see for themselves. Trimble and Microsoft have partnered to create a new technology tool that changes the way construction professionals design, build, and operate. It’s based on mixed reality, and …

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What is the difference between VR, MR and AR? [Interview]

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality applications are gaining ground in the construction industry. David Burczyk, Segment Manager Field Technology Group, explains the difference between the three technologies and their value to construction projects. David Burczyk explains the difference between Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality.  Could you explain the difference between MR, AR, and VR? “The terms …

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How to Make MEP Prefabrication Work for You

By David Burczyk Prefabrication is increasingly becoming a practical, cost-effective choice for many MEP contractors in the construction industry. In addition to reducing labor requirements, prefabrication lowers project costs, increases productivity, and improves safety. Prefabricating components offsite can deliver a project 30% to 50% faster than traditional methods. — Modular Building Institute MEP construction typically involves several …

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Managed Content: The MEP Contractor’s Secret Weapon

By Sarah Miller As an MEP contractor, you understand the importance of accuracy. When a design has mistakes or lacks important details, seemingly small issues can quickly turn into big problems during construction. Even if you identify problems before they become disastrous, they still require time and money to fix, hurting schedules and budgets. The …

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3 Sneaky Problems that Hurt the Profitability of Plumbing and Piping Projects

Thin margins are more often the norm than the exception for construction contractors. For many, cash flow is tight, too. According to the Construction Payments Report, 88% of contractors wait longer than 30 days for payment, with 46% of them waiting as long as 90 days. With less access to financial resources, smaller contractors often feel …

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Mixed Reality Brings Many Benefits to the Construction Industry

Originally posted on Tekla.com. Some people find mixed reality (MR) to be a far-out concept that doesn’t yet have a place in construction. However, embracing it early on comes with a lot of great advantages. MR tools improve information flow and make working more efficient. Because they emulate real life, they are intuitive to use, …

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