Students given insight into how technology is changing construction

Thetford Grammar students saw how VR is changing the construction industry. Picture: RTS Constructio

Thetford Grammar students saw how VR is changing the construction industry. Picture: RTS Construction Group - Credit: Archant

Students from Thetford Grammar and Thetford Academy saw the landscape change before their eyes at an educational open day at Breckland Retail Park.

Thetford Grammar student James Stevenson Rutter (R) gets a glimpse of the future of construction wit

Thetford Grammar student James Stevenson Rutter (R) gets a glimpse of the future of construction with Tom Wraight (L) David Rose (C) Picture: RTS Construction Group - Credit: Archant

Year 10-13 pupils learnt about the construction process with how virtual reality and CGI technology is being used in design and build projects to review, plan and mitigate risks.

Hosted by RTS Construction Group and partnered by Careys Civil Engineering and Urban Edge Architecture, the Open Day was designed to provide an exciting insight into large-scale construction.

David Rose from RTS Construction Group said: “It was about showing pupils how we collectively have brought Breckland Retail Park to life from design and planning to groundworks to management using the latest technology, expert knowledge and skillsets.

The majority of those subjects studied at school, maths, physics, IT, art, DT, economics and business, are so in demand in the construction industry.”

Students from Thetford Grammar taking a tour around Breckland Business Park. Picture: RTS Constructi

Students from Thetford Grammar taking a tour around Breckland Business Park. Picture: RTS Construction Group - Credit: Archant


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus