DOI: 10.1145/3192975.3193024">

Augmented reality technology for highway construction project delivery

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Conference Proceeding

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ACM international conference proceeding series


Highway systems in the US are integrated with various dynamic components and parameters as part of current transportation and infrastructure systems. The transportation system involves a huge investment in all over the country which is currently a hot topic. In highway projects, there are various phases as design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and demolition. Integration of these activities is important for successful project delivery. In between these phases, there is a need to support all these activities through the integration of new technology such as Augmented Reality. Complex processes such as quality assurance issues, communications among project participants and management of highway infrastructure assets will be easier to complete and manipulate with implementation of Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality has a potential to reduce the construction cost, improve the delivery time, and assist with overall management of a construction project. In the present paper, implementation of Augmented Reality is given for bridge construction as a part of transportation systems. The research utilizes the Virtual and Augmented Reality laboratory at Eastern Michigan University. A representative bridge was modelled with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality model was created for the representative model. The bridge model shows an effective implementation of Augmented Reality in highway construction project delivery.


K. A. Korkmaz is a faculty member in EMU's School of Visual and Built Environments.

Emad Y. H. Tanbour is a faculty member in EMU's School of Technology.

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DOI: 10.1145/3192975.3193024