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A Review of Using Augmented Reality to Improve Construction Productivity

EasyChair Preprint no. 9400

11 pagesDate: December 1, 2022


Low productivity has been a long-term issue in the construction sector. Human-made errors, lack of experience, and poor management are the common factors that cause low productivity. Low productivity can result in significant delays and economic losses to construction projects. Researchers have introduced innovative approaches to improve construction productivity, such as Augmented Reality (AR). Previous studies focused on state-of-art AR applications in different construction domains. There is little literature review studying AR applications in construction activities from the technical aspect and impact on productivity. This paper reviews AR technologies in the planning, design, and construction phases of construction projects and studies the leverage of AR technologies in improving construction productivity. This paper classifies AR applications by features that facilitated construction activities and improved productivity factors. This paper demonstrates the capability of AR to improve construction productivity.

Keyphrases: AEC, Augmented Reality, Construction Industry, Productivity

BibTeX entry
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  author = {Zhidong Xu and Mostafa Babaeian Jelodar and Zhenan Feng and Brian H.W. Guo},
  title = {A Review of Using Augmented Reality to Improve Construction Productivity},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 9400},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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