Interview: SmartReality Integrates BIM And Construction Process Through Augmented Reality
Published August 31, 2013
Written by Jeff Thurston
For 3D Visualization World
The construction and risk management industries are continually searching for new approaches to increase efficiency, achieve better quality and to improve collaborative opportunities. The combining of building information modelling (BIM), construction processes and augmented reality offer the possibility of achieving these gains. Texas based JB Knowledge Technologies Inc. has created the product SmartReality for this purpose. 3D Visualization World interviewed James Benham, President and CEO of the company to learn about SmartReality and other products including SmartBid and SmartCompliance for construction and insurance.
3DVW: Can you explain a bit about the history of SmartReality – how it began, what initiated the beginning of the technology? What is the relationship of SmartReality to JBKnowledge?
JB: I’ve always been interested in computer information technology and have been programming since I was eleven years of age. Later I attended Texas A&M University graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. I then continued my education, pursuing and completing my Master of Science in Management of Information Systems…