Daqri and Autodesk partnered on a BIM360 integration with Mortenson Construction. Mortenson construction pros talk about how the demonstration highlighted the benefits of augmented reality to transform the construction process.
Los Angeles-based AR specialist Daqri appears to have made a next-gen breakthrough with the latest version of its Smart Helmet, which was joined earlier this month by a new sister product, Smart Glasses. Daqri unveiled the latter device in Las Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which this year featured a raft of new AR products from several manufacturers. Architects are among the market targets for the lightweight Smart Glasses.
The heftier, protective Smart Helmet is designed for field use, and Daqri now believes the product's day has come. In November, it was prominently featured onstage at Autodesk University, also in Las Vegas, and showcased as the subject of an ongoing successful collaboration with Autodesk BIM 360 and Mortenson Construction.
Mortenson DVC Ricardo Khan says, "We are excited to continue our partnership with Daqri, and we are investing in another round of field testing. ... We are interested in tapping into project information, like RFIs, submittals, and specifications, to help deliver just-in-time information to our field workers."