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BIM TOOLS, VIRTUAL REALITY AND WEARABLES SAVE CONSTRUCTION WORKER'S LIVES

 

New technologies come together for solutions making hazardous work environments safer. A German University uses BIM Tools, Virtual Reality And Wearables to help avoid accidents at constructions sites.

Building information modeling (BIM) tools are used to create a virtual version of the actual building site. Workers immerse with a VR headset into the virtual construction site getting exposed to simulated dangerous situations including getting run over by trucks and or hit by crane booms. 

“The beauty of it is that it can make the workers and equipment operators familiar with the actual work environment that that they will face later in reality,” said Jochen Teizer, senior lecturer at the Institute for Computing in Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB…

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