Mixed Reality: A New Tool for Architecture

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Attef, Balquis Omer Ali




For centuries, the architect was the person to oversee the design and the construction of a project from inception to completion, a master builder. Eventually, the complexity of projects required a higher level of specialization leading to the separation of the designer and the builder. Today, professionals in the (AEC) fields are facing clashes due to the lack of collaboration and communication. Those clashes affect efficiency, safety, and quality control of construction projects. The industry started to adopt technologies that facilitate and promote shared communication platform among involved individuals such as Building Information Modelling. BIM coupled with powerful simulation tools, such as mixed reality is fostering greater collaboration between team members. It allows the user to align their 3D models onto the real world to evaluate. This paper investigates the adoption of MR to bridge the gaps in the AEC field by merging the digital world with the physical environment.


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Carleton University

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