An interactive and collaborative 3D experience

Take your designs to the next level by viewing the real world and a virtual overlay at the same time with augmented reality. Interact with augmented reality through applications ranging from simple smartphone apps to sophisticated HoloLens experiences.

As with other visualization services like virtual reality or fly throughs, integrating augmented reality into your project’s early stages can improve your project process. When you upload a design to your mobile device or headset, you can experience a project before it moves into bidding and construction in order to:

  • Optimize proposed layouts
  • Balance a wide range of project objectives
  • Reduce waste and increase design efficiencies

Experience an augmented reality demonstration inside McElhanney’s Cave:

Real-world environments combined with digital models

Augmented reality overlays real-world environment with digital models. With the mobile device in your pocket, we can transform the world around us and visualize new possibilities.

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See how we use augmented reality to showcase our projects

Coquitlam Water Tower

Coquitlam intake tower - augmented reality rendering

2018 | Coquitlam, BC

The Coquitlam Intake Tower was constructed in 1913. The American Water Works Association has designated the tower a heritage landmark structure.

Because of the intake tower’s age and status as a vital piece of infrastructure in the area’s water supply system, a seismic upgrade was necessary to stabilize the structure and to guarantee safe and high-quality drinking water in the event of seismic activity. McElhanney to provided a high-definition survey with 3D model to support the seismic upgrade design.

Trimble SiteVision

View of Trimble SiteVision software in action.

Ongoing | Western Canada

SiteVision is excellent at overlaying digital models onto the physical environment and gives a better understanding of how the designs will interact with the existing environment. It is also easy to use because of its connectivity and the variation of the software and hardware ecosystem it relies on.

Explore our testing and use cases in this portfolio.