Augmented Reality Solution for Construction Site Management

Shapetrace was a construction augmented reality(AR) startup that I co-founded and ran as its CEO between between 2014 and 2018.

Shapetrace was a complete field solution with a mobile AR app that helped construction workers prevent errors. Using a mobile phone on site, architectural 3D designs (BIM) were overlaid the actual space to let workers "see before they started to build".

During construction, the app used 3D detection to compare designs to the actual conditions to measure progress and detect errors, which automatically updated the schedule.


  • Grew revenue from $0 to $150K USD after two years of development.

  • Raised angel investment.

  • Winner, $25K MaRS Upstart 2015 pitch competition

  • Top 5, TieQuest 2017 national pitch competition

  • U.S. Patent, US10552981, Depth Camera 3D Pose Estimation Using 3D CAD Model

  • Top 5 Global, CEMEX Ventures 2017 competition, Madrid

Shapetrace Patent