Augmented reality technologies in construction project assembly phases

Alkan I. B., BAŞAĞA H. B.

AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, vol.156, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 156
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.autcon.2023.105107
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, ICONDA Bibliographic, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Assembly, Augmented reality, Construction industry, Labour productivity
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Implementing augmented reality (AR) technology in the construction industry, particularly during the assembly stage of projects, presents a significant opportunity for accelerating the sector's digitalization process and enhancing labour productivity. Research, as the established literature shows, grows every year, however, further research is needed in order to achieve widespread adoption. This study aims to provide researchers with a systematic review of all the studies in the literature related to augmented reality technology's role in facilitating assembly adaptation within the construction industry. Utilizing the PRISMA method, a systematic review was conducted. Through thorough examinations, 42 articles directly relevant to the topic were identified, and the full texts consequently meticulously examined. The research suggests that a strong relationship between Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and augmented reality concerning construction management issues exists. Additionally, the studies indicated that Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) are frequently used as visuali-zation tools, and the Unity game engine is commonly employed as software.