HoloLens in Construction

HoloLens in Construction

Learn how the HoloLens facilitates your building process from A to Z, whether on site, at the office, or remotely.
We truly believe in its power to change the way construction is done.

Use cases

HoloLens used at construction sites

The HoloLens opens a whole new spectrum of opportunities for the construction industry. It facilitates the validation process, allows for more efficiency, and so on. Some pioneer construction companies have already discovered the potential of the HoloLens. Take a look.

Case hooyberghs

Hooyberghs: visualizing holographic BIM models on construction sites

Hooyberghs is a construction company with over 70 simultaneous sites across Belgium. For their projects, they often use BIM standards, a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility. They asked us to help them visualize 3D BIM models at the construction site with a HoloLens.


Creating new, innovative solutions

The HoloLens allows for closer collaborations, even if you are on the other side of the world. It enables construction workers to make more informed decisions, to train new employees faster than ever, … With HoloLens, the possibilities are endless.

State-of-the-art education and training

The HoloLens is a great asset when training new employees, or when introducing new systems to employees who have been at their job for years. With MS Guides or MS Remote Assist, no custom development is required!

Work remotely: on-site visits from anywhere

Projects require regular on-site visits. However, managing multiple sites at once means losing a lot of time on the road. Moreover, all stakeholders must be available at the same time. What if there’s a better way?

Keep your hands free to do your job

You use gestures, voice or even gaze to interact with the HoloLens. That means you don’t have to use a physical component like a computer mouse or a keyboard. This implicates that your hands remain free to do your job.

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Bring BIM Models to life with the HoloLens

With the HoloLens, you can now visualize holographic BIM models on an actual site, automatically aligned to its true location. Needless to say this brings a lot of benefits. Let’s take a look at the most significant ones.

Remote rendering for complex 3D models

To ensure high performance holographic experiences of complex 3D models while using the HoloLens, a traditional approach can mean a loss of important details.

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Recent news

HoloLens has made the news

The construction industry has changed a lot over the past few years. New technologies are finding their way to the construction site. Stay on top with our recent news overview.

5G drives smartglasses applications forward

From the site manager and technician to the surgeon: thanks to smartglasses, they see more than is visible to the naked eye. Mr. Watts’ mixed reality applications allows companies to work more accurately and efficiently.

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If you are looking for more information

Whether you are looking for more information to go through with your team or you have some specific questions to be answered… we’ve got you covered!


Webinar | How construction industry benefits from HoloLens

During this one-hour webinar, we’ll introduce you to smartglasses and elaborate on several use cases in healthcare. We’ll also welcome Dr. Tim Tollens, general and abdominal surgeon at the Imelda Hospital, and Timothy Jacobs, Country Business Leader at the medical device company BD BARD. They’ll be sharing their experience with the HoloLens.

Download HoloLens Value Canvas

Download our easy step-by-step guide for implementing the HoloLens in your organization. Discover what smartglasses are, why we focus on the HoloLens, how it provides added value to your business, and learn how to get started by answering all the questions on the canvas.

Book HoloLens workshop

Let’s identify new business opportunities! Depending on your needs, we offer four different workshops. To provide the best experience, we always adapt our workshops to your industry or business in specific.

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We offer the following four workshops: 

  1. Discovery Online
  2. Discovery workshop
  3. Ideation workshop
  4. Dynamics 365 workshop

Get started with the smartglasses guide

Discover the possibilities of smartglasses for your business. Our Smartglasses Guide covers:
  • Introduction to smartglasses
  • Why we focus on the HoloLens
  • HoloLens 1 vs. HoloLens 2

Good to know

Some useful facts for you

All the above information might leave you with some practical questions. That’s what this segment is for!

Buy or rent HoloLens 2

Interested in buying a device? Check out the Microsoft website. For those who don’t feel like buying one yet, at Mr. Watts, you can rent a HoloLens for €250/month, with a contract that can be cancelled month by month.

Easy cleaning of the HoloLens

Your HoloLens device can easily be cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol. The brow pad can be cleaned with antibiotic soap, or can be replaced entirely. Every user could for instance have its own brow pad, or a new brow pad can be attached after a certain period of usage. Buy extra or new brow pads here.

HoloLens 2 specs & certifications

The HoloLens is certified for use as protective eyewear, with an IP50 rating for dust protection in construction zones, for instance, and it conforms to the basic impact protection requirements of ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3 and EN 166.

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Connect to WiFi, 4G or 5G

Even though one of the biggest strengths of the HoloLens is the fact that it’s actually a standalone untethered computer that can be used in the field, for some use cases, where cloud computing or integration with other platforms is needed for example, you need to Leverage WiFi, 4G or 5G .

Luckily, with HoloLens 2, you can connect to a WiFi network or you can leverage the USB-C port to connect to a 4G, 5G or LTE dongle.

Easily clip on HoloLens to hard hat

Did you know you can wear a hard hat and a HoloLens at the same time? Thanks to brackets, you can easily clip on the HoloLens to your hard hat.

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Contact us for more information

Just give us a call, or send us an email.