VR Construction Simulators
Simulation Lab collaborated with Gilbane Building Company to develop a series of virtual reality simulations for construction site-safety and logistics planning. The goal of the site-safety simulation was to broaden the scope of the traditionally-required OSHA-30 safety training, which is required for all field staff. Training staff in VR allows for a bodily-kinesthetic learning method, which allows trainees to 'learn by doing'. The site logistics simulations were to aid as a planning tool, which allows planners to devise delivery routes and activity sequencing in a real-time VR space.
Kyle Szostek from the Simulation Lab team, on behalf of Gilbane Building Company, presented a lecture at the 2017 NVIDIA Graphics Technology Conference. The lecture was comprised of AR/VR development work, which focused on leveraging new technology to improve methods of learning, planning, and safety training for the construction industry.
Below is the recorded lecture from the NVIDIA Graphics Technology Conference: