Augmented reality. New technology to achieve complex tasks in building construction.

Fologram developed a new system that helps to avoid the errors and eliminate complicated drawings. This is a step-by-step guide that provides bricklayers with digital instructions with visualisation superimposed to the workspace.

There has been a workshop in the University of Tasmania, where the students and staff have been working in teams to build a full scale dry stacked brick wall.

„The University of Tasmania, Architecture and Design is rapidly becoming a national leader in the field of mixed reality design, construction and education. Unlike virtual reality, mixed reality overlays the real world with digital information, in place and at full scale. This allows a wearer to interact with people, machines, tools and materials all around them. Mixed reality has the potential to revolutionise how we design and build, and the University of Tasmania has recognised this potential with the acquisition of several Microsoft Hololens headsets.”

„All of these headsets are equipped with Fologram, a mixed reality software platform for experiencing digital models in the real world as holograms. By using Fologram to share holograms with multiple headsets, students and tutors can have conversations about design proposals within mixed reality or teams can work in parallel to construct complex structures from holographic instructions.”

Fologram Talks: Holographic Brickwork from Fologram on Vimeo.

Another collaboration of All Brick and the University of Tasmania has demonstraded an amazing rezult „how augmented reality can be used in the architectural and construction industry”.

„All Brick have collaborated with faculty from the University of Tasmania to design and construct a section of brick wall using Fologram. The wall was completed by two bricklayers working from the same holographic model and saved weeks of construction time. String lines and plumb bobs were replaced with a holographic guide that allowed the brick layers to accurately position each brick in the design. Without needing to leave the construction site, the bricklayers could interact with the holographic model to change the course of bricks being displayed resulting in the project being completed in only 7 hours of bricklaying.”