Construction Virtual Environment Resource Training (CONVERT) was a two-year national project funded by the Construction Industry Training Board.
The project used virtual and augmented reality to deliver immersive learning experiences that mimic real situations in construction.
Over 1,700 students from further and higher education alongside secondary school students pursuing a career in the construction industry benefited from learning experiences that used virtual reality. See final report opposite.
CONVERT’s aims were to:
- Provide new learning opportunities to +2,440 further and higher education students studying construction-related subjects
- Reduce error, accident, time and costs through the targeted use of immersive learning in education and the workplace
- Provide employers with cost-effective, scalable training that enhances safety and productivity
- Provide a more engaging way of learning about construction that’s safe
- Enhance the appeal of the industry to new learners
CONVERT was delivered in two phases. During the first phase 3 distinctive software programmes were designed by industry;
Virtual Built Environment Element Explorer (VBEEE) created by BE-ST (formerly known as Construction Scotland Innovation Centre);
Drone Surveying for Construction created by Kier Construction
Working at Height & Scaffolding created by Altrad UK.
The second phase of CONVERT was a training delivery programme which took place across the UK via our partners Coleg Cambria, City College Plymouth, ESP Scotland, London Academy of Sustainable Construction a Coleg Adeiladu Leeds.
Our video summarises CONVERT in 1.14 secs!
We have a range of immersive learning resources available for loan. Please click on the icon for details.
Available for hire
CONVERT equipment is available to anyone in further and higher education who would like to use it as part of their curriculum.
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Tunnelling Skills Experience
In addition to the above immersive resources, we also have available a programme Tunnelling Skills which enables learners to go underground safely!
It includes the following 4 applications;
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Manteision Defnyddio Realiti Rhithwir ar gyfer Hyfforddiant ym maes Adeiladu
Mae Adroddiad Bwrdd Hyfforddi'r Diwydiant Adeiladu (CITB), sef “A New Reality: Immersive Learning in Construction”, yn amlygu bod moderneiddio’r diwydiant adeiladu yn hanfodol i’w oroesiad, a bod coleddu technoleg drochi yn allweddol i ddyfodol y broses o ddatblygu sgiliau a chadw talent yn y sector. Mae gan dechnolegau trochi, megis realiti rhithiwr, y potensial i chwyldroi hyfforddiant, ac mae manteision cyd-blethu realiti rhithwir â rhaglenni hyfforddi yn cynnig achos busnes cadarn i'r rhai sy'n ystyried mynd amdani.