CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE GAME FOR VIRTUAL EQUIPMENT

Currently, "virtual" reality in the construction industry is the use of supercomputers, desktop workstations, and sophisticated programming to bring new equipment and new operators to the field. This article explores the use of virtual equipment programs to train new operators, who get smarter, faster, and better at equipment handling than through traditional training methods. Equipment designers are also benefitting from virtual reality by using the systems as a design tool to test radical new ideas. Many examples of virtual reality applications are provided.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Phair, M
  • Publication Date: 1996-3-18

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 30-33
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 236
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1996 12:00AM