Digital Construction: Construct.XR

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The constructXR programme was developed by James Lee Burgess of Urban XR and is delivering increasingly efficient ways of working, learning and designing for the built environment through Mixed Reality. This technology is designed to be implemented on live construction sites, using Trimble XR10 and Microsoft HoloLens. James Lee is an architect with 20 years of experience who has always believed in the power of technology to increase collaboration and communication at the heart of delivering successful construction projects. Therefore, when he formed Urban XR in May 2019, his vision was to create a design practice focused on collaboration and mixed reality technology.

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The construct.XR project allows design teams to access and training on cutting edge Trimble XR10 Microsoft Hololens2 site ready headsets. These impressive headsets facilitate data sharing over most stages of project management. The Hololens2 allows users to overlay 3d BIM data on-site at 1 to 1 scale, review 3d models collaboratively in a meeting, review remotely, and also real-time video call snagging on site. Urban XR provides the hardware, software and support expertise to enable clients to benefit from the technology – a full support package.

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The construct.XR programme is already part of the vehicle for sharing this work with the industry by providing cost-effective access to groundbreaking technology for their clients. The programme also curates a video blog on Youtube and shares content on Linkedin and Instagram, as well as hosting student outreach programmes. Education and knowledge sharing is key to the future and evolution of our industry, this programme is a catalyst to the future of construction and project management.

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Three winning facts about your submission: 

      • Providing accessible and affordable cutting edge technology to all.
      • Educating and preparing the construction sector for technological change.
      • Tangible site benefits demonstrated.