Cooperative and immersive coaching to facilitate skill development in construction tasks

Lei Hou, Hung-lin Chi, Erezi Utiome, Xiangyu Wang

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At present, construction operations training offered by qualified organisations and associations for the Australian oil and gas, mineral and chemical industries have been provided at only limited levels. Moreover, the relevant training facilities and centres being established or considered in the construction agenda are insufficient to meet the growing standard of operators and industry expansion. These facts illustrate the need for developing effective cooperative coaching and learning systems for expediting the acquisition of fundamental construction skills. Accordingly, the aim of this ongoing study is to establish scientific principles for developing appropriate Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) supported cooperative and immersive training prototypes and curriculum to meet the above mentioned purposes. Through the application of pertinent learning theories, system prototyping and experimentation techniques, this study is envisioned to significantly supplement interactive and immersive site experiences from immersive training environment, and produce cost-effective and efficient ways to manage the skill shortage challenges in mega construction projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering - 13th International Conference, CDVE 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319467702
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9929 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2016


  • Cognitive theories
  • Concurrent Engineering (CE)
  • Immersive training
  • Skills acquisition
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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