Robotic Total Station or RTS has been a game-changer for layout in the field. Having the ability to share data from the model accurately in the field, and limit the usage of tape measures, plumb lines, etc. saves tremendous time on layout.
On a coordinated project, it is vital that our field teams are installed where elements are in the model. With the constant changes in the design documents, having the model and the latest sets of design documents, and installation drawings at their fingertips has never been more important.
As technologies advance, AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality), and MR (Mixed Reality) are some of the latest emerging technologies. We might be a few years away from some of these technologies becoming mainstream, but don't be fooled they will be changing the construction industry in the very near future.