Burr Ridge, IL
Senior Research Scientist John Moreland, CIVS’s go-to person for the integration of safety training and visualization technology, attended the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA of Chicago) Open House on October 30, 2018, in Burr Ridge, IL, at the invitation of MCA Senior Vice President Dan Bulley, MCA’s go-to person for technology, safety, service, sustainability, building codes, and engineering.
While there, Moreland demonstrated safety-related and other CIVS research projects incorporating virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, hooking MCA members/pipefitters and other invitees on the potentialities of virtual safety training as applied to contractor job sites, such as hazard recognition and trench safety.
Moreland expressed great appreciation for MCA of Chicago’s support, both financial and pedagogical, of CIVS safety training research and development, noting, “MCA’s interest in and assistance with job site safety awareness, and their observations on technical details, all help shore up our own foundations in site hazard recognition knowledge and application. Their support truly gives wind to our sails.”