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Wednesday, March 10 @ 3:15 PM ET

Applied Virtual Reality

The tools of virtual reality are being sharpened to both improve the way facilities are designed and constructed and also the way training programs deliver potentially lifesaving virtual learning experiences. Gilbane’s Brian Garbecki will show how he is using VR in training, as well as to address healthcare market design challenges. These include helping clients and partners design flexible spaces to meet as-yet-unknown needs in an evolving, post-Covid-19 world, as well as “VR Mock-Up,” a tool for virtually examining specialized healthcare rooms to perceive design issues before corrections costs time and money in the field. Haskell’s Hamzah Shanbari also will provide an update on Haskell’s VR safety training and assessment tool, HERO 3.0, which teaches workers to recognize jobsite hazards and call them out before injuries occur. In its third iteration, HERO is ported to stand-alone headsets for easier deployment. Data from training assessments are stored in the cloud for easier access and reference, as well as for further enhancements of HEROs to come.

Jeff Rubenstone, Senior Editor, Technology and Equipment, Engineering News-Record

Brian Garbecki, Vice President, Director of Healthcare, Gilbane Building Co.
Hamzah Shanbari, Manager - Construction Technology & Innovation, Haskell

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