Augmented Reality and the future of construction – A CIF Event


The CIF is constantly looking for ways of bringing new information and innovations to our members. One area which looks like it will be of interest to the construction sector over the coming years is Augmented Reality (AR).

Augmented Reality is a new technology which allows for real world items and information to be enhanced by computer generated input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.  It is sometimes referred to as 4D technology. The potential implications and uses for this technology in the construction sector are massive.

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Some of the possible benefits provided by Augmented Reality to the construction industry include:

Use Augmented Reality to build consensus during the prototype and design phase

Interactive augmented reality can help construction firms get clients, investors, and other key stakeholders on the same page through 3D visualization and knowledge-transfer. Simplify complex systems and paint a realistic picture that can be easily changed before ever breaking ground, thereby avoiding costly rework.
Information relayed via the Daqri Smart Helmet

Information relayed via the Daqri Smart Helmet
Augmented Reality gives workers the confidence to make the best decisions on the build site

With augmented reality, construction firms can provide intuitive work instructions to the on-the-ground workforce. Workers will understand processes quicker, spend less time on each step, and make fewer errors. Augmented work instructions shown step-by-step in context of the job being done increase efficiency, save money, and provide valuable process improvement analytics.


This CIF event will feature two of the top experts in Augmented Reality based in Ireland – Alex Gibson of Dublin Institute of Technology and Gaia Dempsey of DAQRI International, the world’s leading augmented reality developer, providing custom software and creative solutions to clients across a broad spectrum of industries (including the construction sector).
Daqri Smart Helmet
The Daqri Smart Helmet.  Click image to go to a video about the device.
The briefing will take place on Wednesday 15th April 2015 in CIF, Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6.

In a change from most CIF briefings, this event will take place from 4.30pm to 6pm.  
CPD – Those who attend the briefing will be eligible to claim 1 Structured CPD point under the CIRI CPD requirements.

This is a free event but, like all CIF briefings, it will only proceed if sufficient numbers register to attend in advance.

If you would like to register please email

Venue – Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6
Date – Wednesday 15th April 2015

Programme (approximate times)     
4.30pm:       Registration & Networking
4.45pm:       Presentation by Alex Gibson, DIT followed by Gaia Dempsey, Daqri
5:30pm:       Q & A

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