Creating Safer Construction Projects with VR

One of the largest privately-owned construction companies in the UK harnessed the power of Unity’s real-time 3D development platform to create an immersive VR crane simulator to train its lift team before they ever step foot on a project.

Safety management and training is a top priority for the construction industry. Involving workers and providing ongoing access to safety training are top aspects of a world-class safety program, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics report. VR is one of the top technologies expected to improve safety in the next three years, but there are already companies leading the charge now.

At Unite Copenhagen, we invited Graham Brierley, Head of Digital Engineering from Laing O’Rourke, to share his firm’s experience with Unity and how VR is transforming the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Read on to learn how Laing O’Rourke used Unity to create an interactive VR training program to improve project safety and make the construction industry safer, more productive, and more sustainable.

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