Improved quality control at the construction site

The essence

Hooyberghs is a construction company with over 70 simultaneous sites across Belgium. We built a custom application for the Microsoft HoloLens to visualize BIM models at real scale and perfectly aligned to the construction site. This allows for better visualization of BIM models, improved quality control and creates a more efficient BIM workflow.

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The Solution

As it’s important to have their hands free, and to see both their real-life environment as holographic information augmented to it, we decided to build an application for the Microsoft HoloLens. The result is an all-in-one toolkit for site managers. Using this application, site managers can now visualize BIM models at full scale and perfectly aligned to the real construction site.

On top of that, we created an integration with their BIM Workflow system. This allows them to summon information such as error indications linked to that specific site. They can also add new errors, which are immediately saved into their BIM workflow system.

With their hands free, and the possibility to align BIM models to their actual construction, quality control never became easier and more efficient. You can literally see whether all walls, openings, stairs, … are built according to the specifications.

Fun fact… During our development process, we even detected some anomalies between the BIM model and the actual construction site!