The use of augmented reality has the potential to transform the way AEC firms execute design and construction projects, said Sydney-based architect Rana Abboud. Tools such as Google Glass offer a perspective of the physical environment integrated with 3D graphics and data. "What this [AR] would do is allow you to overlay the computer data directly onto the site and walk around," Abboud said. "So it's not a static, one perspective view. Basically, you walk around a site and you can see these 'hot spots' which show the location of where things need to go."

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