We're strong believers in the idea that virtual reality has practical applications across a variety of industries and use cases, and building safety is no exception. The construction industry spends around $10 trillion annually worldwide, with a little over 10% of that amount being spent in the United States. Of that $1 trillion, a whopping $78 billion is wasted on things like rework, defect claims, and disputes, often due to code compliance and safety issues. This waste can be avoided through clearer and more immersive communication using VR.
Mortenson Construction worked with Pennsylvania State University to bring their new intramural facility’s rock climbing wall to life. We spoke with Taylor Cupp, Project Solutions Technologist at Mortenson Construction, about why the firm decided to use virtual reality, how VR fit into their workflow, and more.