A virtual visit
We’ve been mentoring 3rd year Civil Engineering students from Strathclyde University, holding workshops to allow them to understand some of the work they could be involved with when they graduate.
For the second workshop we created a couple of exercises for the students to work on which focused on the recently completed sewer diversion and pipe jacking. Our colleagues at our sister company BakerHicks created Virtual Reality (VR) views of the shaft, compound and pit bottom to give the students an appreciation of the scale of the works and hazards associated with pipejacking. The students used the VR to identify hazards and think how they could be mitigated on site. This was a great way to expose students to a high risk environment without getting their boots dirty!
You can see the VR views by interacting with the viewer below, or using this link to load in a new window. When using the link, you can use a smartphone with a basic VR headset to see the viewer in VR mode.