Virtual reality For Construction Safety & Training

Reduce Hazards

Reduce the hazards new entrants are exposed to during the training process. Explain procedures & important information before they set foot on site.

Reduce material Usage

Simulate tool and process usage, reduce physical material usage & save money when mistakes happen.

Increase Engagement

Augment the way that orientation & training content is delivered to your classes. Hold their attention and

Simulate Hazards

Create emergency situations which can not be easily reproduced on real job sites or in the classroom. Put users in a simulated evacuation, fire, or emergency drill.

Why Care About VR for Construction Safety?

83 %

Accounting to Johnson Johnson, you are 83% more likely to be able to perform a technical task after training in VR. – Venturebeat

98.3 %

When surveying over 300 participants in 40 northern and rural communities in Manitoba most participants enjoyed and engaged with the experience. – BSD

40 +

We have worked with companies across Canada and the US to develop high impact solutions for industries like construction. 

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Learn about how we worked with the local electrical union to help augment the way they delivered content in their classrooms and helped make the content they teach more engaging.

Check out our work

Some of our best work in VR for Construction Safety

Simulating Welding Using XR

This application used VR technology and a custom peripheral to calculate materials used, collisions, and times for users who are learning about welding.

Learn About Power Tools In VR

The Power Tools Simulator exposes new entrants to 8 different power tools, their safe operation, potential hazards, and the correct PPE for the job.

Exposing Youth To Skill Trades

Using VR we were able to expose youth workers to job site hazards before they got their first job. The tech allows them to identify hazards while also exploring a future career.

Learn To Operate Heavy Equipment

The aerial work platform simulator we developed combines digital training with physical hardware, For this experience we created a custom controller to map the digital controls to real inputs.

Our Customers

Stakeholders were nationally recognized for their innovative approach, earning an industry award. The new training has already enhanced the way safety is taught to thousands of users. A client-oriented team, the vendor exceeded expectations with their responsiveness to feedback.
Bit Space’s efforts led to innovative products that revolutionized the learning experience. The VR and video tools have all received great feedback from students in training. They delivered a user-friendly website to ease administrative processes. The team was a true pleasure to work with.
The VR platform Bit Space built has been a tremendously effective tool for getting people interested and discussing important topics. In addition to exceeding the organization's expectations, their team was also great to work–helpful, responsive, and passionate in their approach.

Frequently asked questions

We are not very technical, where do we begin?

When exploring VR for construction safety or training we often start by making a few recommendations. Before jumping into the planning phase of a project we encourage you and your team to explore VR technology. This can be done by booking our lab for an exploration session or workshop to begin the process of formally (or informally) exploring what virutal reality can offer. After trying VR, understanding how you want to deploy this technology is critical, will this tool be used to promote your organization or only be used to train? 

Will people really learn using this technology?

Absolutely people can learn in virtual reality. The benefit of the technology really shines in the process of augmented classroom training. Using this technology we can bring machinery and tools into the classroom or into a training facility and simulate tool usage, material usage, hazards, and safe work practices without putting the learner in any real life danger. 

Can you simulate a tool?

Simulating a tool is a common request, we have in the past created experiences which simulate power tools in VR or even teach you to weld. These experiences can be found on our portfolio. 

What are some of the limitations?

Putting factors like budget and scope aside, the only limitations we are bound by is the current state of the constantly evolving technology.

There is no one way to develop a VR for construction application however there are choices. Some of the most common limitations you may encounter include:

  • Movement in the scene
  • Fine motor skills simulations (detailed interaction with fingers)
  • Highly detailed scenes on mobile VR options.


On the news section of our website we are always exploring new ways that the VR & XR industries are evolving. 

How much does it cost to develop a VR experience?

The cost of exploring VR for construction safety can differ from project to project. In order to determine a price point we start with identifying the problem we are trying to solve. From there we focus on the content and how we will deploy your solution. Once we have determined these things we can start to discuss a price.

If your project is cost sensitive, ask us about some of our ready to deploy VR for construction applications or even one of our free XR resources which can be deployed or even customized for a lower budget.

Implementing technology like virtual reality in your organization can be done in a lot of different ways. Book an ideation session today to explore your options.

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Lets see how we can help your organization explore and adopt XR technologies today, whether its for training, safety, workflow augmentation, or some exciting new way we haven't seen done before we are ready for you.

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