Hard Hat Not Required
Visiting construction sites and potential properties can be time-consuming – but it doesn’t have to be. In 2012, two Aachen-based entrepreneurs launched a virtual reality (VR) showcase platform that is now called HoloBuilder.
Using the system is easy: first, capture images of the site with a 360º camera of your choice; second, upload and edit your project, adding objects, text, animations or weblinks; and finally, invite others to take a VR tour of the project (and even peek into hard-to-reach places) using a computer, mobile device (via the JobWalk app) or smart glasses from anywhere.
The program has been a huge hit with construction and real estate professionals, especially in the United States, where the company now has its headquarters.