As the labor shortage in the construction industry continues, there is a growing movement to improve work efficiency with cutting-edge digital technologies such as VR = virtual reality in public works projects on rivers and roads.

Of these, in the construction of rivers in Niigata Prefecture ordered by the government, efforts are being made to improve work efficiency using VR = virtual reality technology.

This initiative is being carried out in collaboration with Kajima Construction based on a system developed by Ricoh, a major precision equipment company. It connects construction sites and the head offices of construction companies online, and engineers at each location have their own goggles. To share the image of the area around the river and the image of the data showing the depth of the river.



The aim is to reduce the number of engineers who go to the site and decide the construction policy.



Yasuhiro Nakamura, Deputy General Manager of the Civil Engineering Management Headquarters of Kajima Corporation, said, "VR has a sense of presence, and everyone can get in and communicate with each other in places that cannot actually be seen, such as the bottom of a river. I'm talking to you.



As the labor shortage in the construction industry continues, there is a movement to improve work efficiency with cutting-edge digital technology, such as analyzing images of the site with AI = artificial intelligence to detect abnormalities such as cracks and rust, especially at public works sites. Is spreading.

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