The U.S. construction industry builds nearly $1.3 trillion worth of structures every year and employs more than 7 million workers. For various reasons, poor productivity in construction is a costly and difficult challenge to address. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology can improve communication, reduce costs, and identify problems in advance.
Thought leaders and researchers have predicted that VR and AR technology applications in the construction industry could boost productivity, adding an estimated $1.6 trillion in value.
To learn more, check out the infographic below created by the Ohio University’s Online Master of Civil Engineering program.