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Aarsleff Ground Engineering has had a great success showcasing its latest virtual reality application to year 6 pupils this week at the Lincolnshire Construction Week 2019.

Organised by the Lincoln Group Training Association and EBP, the three-day event at the Lincolnshire Showground brought over 1,000 school pupils aged between 10 to 16 years old to learn more about the construction industry through activities from over 50 different construction companies.

Aarsleff attended the first day of the event, where they had their ground engineering virtual reality application on show for students to experience. Throughout the day, groups of year 6 pupils from local schools had a 1-1 experience on the virtual reality application along with learning more about ground engineering and the construction industry through quizzes and activities.

Reflecting on the day, Aarsleff’s Group Marketing and Brand Manager Jessica Banham said,

It was brilliant to see the school children engaging in our VR application and having an interest in the work Aarsleff and the wider industry does. This generation are basically the “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the internet so it was no surprise that the Virtual Reality generated a lot of buzz and excitement. It is vital that we educate and remove any stigma surrounding the construction industry, and events like these take us that one step closer.

Developed earlier this year, Aarsleff’s virtual reality application take users through Rail, Commercial, Residential, Mining and Industrial zones to experience different ground engineering techniques, such as sectional flight auger, sheet piling, driven piling, soil nailing and drilling and grouting operations – both above and below ground.

Find out more about Aarsleff’s virtual reality application along with their launch video here:

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Construction Week 2019 – Year 6 pupils experiencing ground engineering in virtual reality.