As projects become more complex and deadlines shorter, finding better ways to coordinate designs with contractors has become increasingly important. In many cases, there is still a disconnect between the designers using BIM and builders being able to access and interpret the data efficiently.  Augmented Reality (AR) is emerging as a valuable collaboration tool, helping to communicate design more effectively on site.

Tasked with demolishing and replacing a walkway whilst maintaining and upgrading the services during construction, ACOR devised this point cloud animation to visualise staged building services upgrade / relocation plans for the builder. The ACOR team converted the point cloud data provided by Monteath and Powys into a REVIT model, developed a phasing strategy and colour coded the upgrade/relocation of multiple services including mechanical, electrical, communications, fire and medical gases.

Date: November 19, 2019