DIGITALNAUTS' VBEE (CONVERT) MAKING AN IMPACT ON SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Valued at £2M, Digitalnauts’ project VBEE part of CONVERT is set for further use within colleges and universities across the country, in over 10 delivery hubs.

CONVERT VALUE:
£2,020,020 MILLION

The construction industry is responsible for 36% of final energy use and 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, meaning the sustainable future of construction will be set by younger generations entering the industry. So, the main goal of the VBEE (part of CONVERT) is to widen participation and educate young people about career opportunities and what these might look like in a future that considers sustainability as a key priority. Educating younger generations about sustainable methods can change the course of the industry, creating a workforce aware of climate change’s effects.

VR hardware and entrprise compliance support
CRAIG AI guide from Convert simulator robot with wings

6 DELIVERY PARTNERS, OVER 10 HUBS IN TOTAL.

  • Leeds College of Building 
  • ESP Scotland 
  • Coleg Cambria 
  • City College Plymouth 
  • Construction Wales Innovation Centre/University of Wales Trinity Saint David (lead) 
  • London Brough of Waltham Forest 
  • More to come!
Convert Digitalnauts case study virtual reality solution for construction

VBEEE DATA

As at 25 May 2022, we had 222 further education learners complete the programme. The overall target is 610 for VBEE. We have also engaged with over 125 pupils who are studying for the Construction & the Built Environment GCSE. Delivery started in October 2021. Project ends in January 2023.

COMMENTS ABOUT THE VBEE (PROVIDED BY CWIC)

"A great day. Wish I had booked more time off work to try all immersion walkthroughs"

'I wish I had been able to use this before my house building project. Very insightful!'

'Excellent learning experience. VBEEE was a great experience, had a few set-up issues to begin with but can see this backing up learning in sustainability and generic units'.

'It was very impressive; I think the more you used it you would get better at its functionality and where it could be used best in the curriculum'.

Good kit with good interactivity, definitely a good teaching resource. (this was said of all the resources!)

Interactive learning really helps to solidify the information. Being able to experience each element is extremely valuable. Safer and more accessible than a building site.