Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) is leading the project management for this 2 year, GB wide collaboration to deliver state-of-the-art immersive learning (IL) training/engagement solutions that will enhance the appeal of the industry, embed IL into learning and offer employers an insight into the opportunities and benefits of adopting IL technologies.

Technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have now matured so that there are clear economic and safety benefits to companies investing in training programmes.

CWIC will provide overall project management for this two-year programme, with four key training strands:

  • Drones in the Construction Industry –led by Kier Construction Ltd (use of drones for site surveying, 3D environmental mapping and building maintenance)
  • Wood finishing and Paint Spraying – led by CWIC.
  • Working at Height – led by Altrad UK.
  • Building Deconstruction – led by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) (use of laser-scanning and high quality rendering to produce a virtual deconstruction of a building).

The project seeks to reduce error, accident, time and costs through targeted use of IL in education and the workplace.

Convert delivery partners include Bridgewater & Taunton College, Cape UK, Dudley College, Leeds College, National Association of Shop Fitters, Simian Risk, University of Wales Trinity St David and Walham Forest Construction Innovation Centre.

For further information please contact Gareth Evans (project director) or Professor Kelvin Donne (project manager)

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