Technological improvements, like virtual reality, allow industry experts to create new and challenging training opportunities for workers to gain more experience, leading to increased knowledge and wages. Thanks to tools like virtual reality, construction workers can now complete intelligent training to improve their skillset off-site. The program offers a safe setting for users to gain operational skills and worksite awareness for real-world settings. Virtual reality simulators can speed up training and reduce costs by up to 75 percent, depending on which construction tool is the focus.
Technological advances have driven the commercial construction industry forward with communication and engineering improvements. However, the question that must be asked is, is it worth the workers and equipment to apply it to this new technology? Here are some thoughts to consider:
The Alger County Transit Authority (ALTRAN) had been unexpectedly displaced, having lost their previous office and garage to a devastating fire. ALTRAN was keen to build their new facility with a reputable contactor – one they could rely on to get them back in their building as soon as possible. Gundlach Champion, Inc. began the project in June of 2016, and was able to successfully complete the project by November of 2016, helping to ensure that ALTRAN was back to normal operations prior to winter conditions setting in.
Gundlach Champion, Inc. (GCI) is the marriage of two of the nation's most storied and inventive construction companies: Herman Gundlach, Inc. founded in 1898, and Champion, Inc. founded in 1921. For over a century, GCI has been providing services with exceptional service and value to the commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, and municipal.