FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 17th 2021
Make Real Ltd and Keltbray Form Unique Partnership to Create Immersive Training Products for the Construction Industry
Leading UK immersive learning studio, Make Real Ltd, and the UK’s leading specialist civil engineering and construction services business, Keltbray, have formed a unique partnership to create a range of branded Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) training application products, to enhance and improve offerings throughout the construction industry, across a range of sectors under the company banner MRKL LLP.
As highlighted by recent industry reports by CITB, CIOB and CLC, there is a pressing need to modernise construction training through the incorporation of immersive technologies, resulting in improved training outcomes and wider appeal to future workforce candidates.
Following a period of collaboration on private projects, Make Real Ltd and Keltbray have decided to join forces and create a partnership to co-author and co-develop applicable training materials, aimed at enhancing existing offerings, based upon years of experience designing and delivering content across the built environment sector (AEC, utilities, energy and telcos) against validated use cases.
These immersive training applications will be offered as off-the-shelf licensed packages to construction customers, complete with software, hardware, device management solutions and supporting training provision for facilitators and heads of learning.
Initial products will incorporate the SkillShield platform, designed to provide timestamped learner-based, irrefutable evidence of completed training, for future audit and review as required, across a range of immersive technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) and networked mobile devices. Whilst aimed at the construction sector, SkillShield can be incorporated into any VR experience that would benefit from video data evidence, providing assurance and safe-guarding your training.
“After working closely with the Keltbray XR team for the past three years on internal applications, we felt it was the right time to form the official partnership, to co-create and offer validated immersive technology training applications to the wider construction sector. These initial products have been in development over the past year with internal user testing and feedback, until we all agreed that they were ready to go to market. That time is now.”
Ben Dykes, Client Services Director, Make Real Ltd
“We are delighted to have established our formal partnership with Make Real after a number of years successfully working with Keltbray Extended Reality, led by Dave Rowe to create applications which push the boundaries of what is possible with Mixed and Virtual Reality in the construction industry.
Our SkillShield platform provides the missing link in virtual reality training, creating indelible records connecting the trainee irrefutably to the evidence of their training. Added to this, direct access to Keltbray Lifting Services, led by Steve Leyton, has enabled us to produce industry-leading immersive training content that will help transform the industry’s approach to people development, and bridge the growing skills gap in our industry”
Holly Price, Group Skills and Communities Director, Keltbray
For More Information Please Contact:
Ben Dykes, Client Services Director, Make Real Ltd
[email protected] 0845 0178 777
Dave Rowe, Director of Keltbray Extended Reality, Keltbray Ltd
[email protected] 020 7643 1000
Notes to Editor:
About Keltbray Ltd – https://www.keltbray.com
We are the UK’s leading Specialist Engineering and Construction Services Business, focussed on building and infrastructure projects across the UK, and selective international markets. We aim to deliver certainty for our clients from project inception to completion, often in highly complex and regulated environments.
Keltbray is a privately-owned enterprise, committed to delivering exceptional quality and value, based on a unique set of self-delivery capabilities. These include design, engineering, demolition, construction, decommissioning, remediation, economic infrastructure, transport and power electrification, and reinforced concrete structural solutions. We operate across a broad spectrum of exciting growth sectors, supporting our clients in the development and maintenance of their capital assets.
About Make Real Ltd – https://makereal.co.uk
Make Real is an award-winning immersive technologies content developer and publisher, with a proven track record in creating validated, meaningful and memorable learning experiences for the enterprise and entertainment sectors, at work, in and out-of-home.
With a background in learning, games and simulation design and development means we lead the way in creating content determined by objectives and outcomes, not driven by the technologies. However the team of creatives, coders, designers – and the internal partnerships team – ensures they remain at the forefront of the technology and understanding audience and user needs, always looking to evangelise and educate partners on the benefits and use cases of immersive technologies.
Make Real are trusted by some of the world’s largest organisations to design and deliver their learning & development, training and simulation solutions, including Vodafone, Lloyds Banking Group, BAM Nuttall, McDonald’s and EDF Energy.
Make Real is an approved developer partner with Oculus for Business ISV, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Sony PlayStation VR and Google.
SkillShield Product Page: https://makereal.co.uk/work/skillshield/
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Rear Guard Page: https://makereal.co.uk/work/rear-guard/
We’re always happy to talk to you about how immersive technologies can engage your employees and customers. If you have a learning objective in mind, or simply want to know more about emerging technologies like VR, AR, or AI, send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.