||Use of Augmented Reality Technology to Enhance Comprehension of Steel Structure Construction
||Fopefoluwa Bademosi, Nathan Blinn and Raja R. A. Issa
||The future of the construction industry is highly dependent on the competence of new employees. Therefore, it is very important for new employees to enter the industry with the abilities required to resolve the intricate complications inherent in the construction process. However, inadequate exposure of Construction Management students to in-situ construction processes and procedures can be detrimental to their early success and ability to effectively solve problems. In this regard, students often lack comprehension of the complex spatial and temporal constraints which exist during the construction process, thus limiting their productivity. The goal of this study is to determine the value of advanced construction technologies for improving spatial-temporal comprehension of construction processes in construction management students. This study uses Augmented Reality (AR) and a layer of computer visualizations to simulate and enhance the environmental context and spatio-temporal constraints of steel structure erection to determine if learners are able to better comprehend the elements and hidden processes which exist during construction. The positive effects of AR are demonstrated in this study, warranting future research and consideration for construction management education.
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||Augmented Reality, Construction Management, Education, Structural Steel, Construction Assemblies, Spatio-Temporal Constraints
Fopefoluwa Bademosi, Nathan Blinn and Raja R. A. Issa (2017).
Use of Augmented Reality Technology to Enhance Comprehension of Steel Structure Construction. Lean and Computing in Construction Congress (LC3): Volume I Ð Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3), July 4-7, 2017, Heraklion, Greece, pp. 297-304,