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  • Writer's pictureChristele Simeoni

Virtual Training at the Service of Construction Workers: Experience, Learning and Safety

Construction trades are constantly changing and the sector has been struggling to recruit for several years.

After the recruitment stage, one of the key points in this field is training for these jobs, which often have very technical and sensitive, even dangerous specificities, which do not always leave room for error for learners who find themselves in a real situation.

Immersive training based on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) offers significant advantages for building and public works (BTP) professionals. The immersive experiences that are designed around the various trades in the sector make it possible to reinforce skills, improve safety and optimize productivity.

So what are the benefits of immersive training in the construction industry?

Practical and realistic learning

Immersive training gives construction workers hands-on experiences in a super-realistic virtual environment. Thanks to interactive simulations, they can practice specific tasks such as handling tools, laying materials or site management. This allows them to learn practical skills before applying them in the field, reducing errors and the associated risks.

Safety and risk prevention at the heart of storytelling

  • The scenario developed around technical training is designed to make construction workers aware of potential risks and to train them in good safety practices. Scenarios allow them to confront dangerous situations in a controlled environment, without real risk. They can thus learn to react correctly to accidents, fires or falls from heights, increasing safety on construction sites.

Skills and productivity optimization

  • Through immersive learning, construction professionals can learn new skills and easily get up to speed with new tools or equipment. They can learn to use 3D modeling software to visualize and plan projects, or to use drones for site inspection. This improves their expertise and productivity in the field. By integrating multi-user options, the use of VR can enable collaborative work with peers. The different actors of the training can meet in the same environment, interact with each other and manipulate under the supervision of a mentor, being anywhere else.

The addition of certification levels during the immersive course gives added value to the training and the motivation of this challenge made fun is a plus for learners.

The reduction of training costs

  • While the initial costs of setting up immersive training may be higher, in the long run, setting up these devices helps reduce training costs. Trainings can be repeated as many times as needed without requiring additional resources, users can train remotely, reducing travel and accommodation costs.

By maximizing hands-on, role-playing learning, safety, skills, and productivity, the immersive learning experience helps build a skilled, high-performing workforce faster and above all more engaging.


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