ECA to trial virtual reality experience at UK Construction Week

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Leading engineering trade association ECA is set to host a virtual reality experience at their stand during UK Construction Week where visitors can expect to see VR and augmented reality applications within the electrotechnical and engineering services sector

The Building Tech Live Theatre, jointly hosted by ECA and Voltimum, will cover sessions on smart homes, cyber security, fire safety and prevention, and ECA will showcase new examples of the sector’s use of augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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Voltimum will also be hosting the Smart Solutions Awards within the Building Tech Live arena on Wednesday 10 October.

Eddie Embleton, Managing Director of Voltimum, said: We have supported UK Construction Week since its launch in 2015, and each year we have grown our seminar programme provision with our partners like Schneider Electric, ABB, Legrand, Dimplex, Vent Axia and Nexans.

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“Last year we launched the Smart Solutions Awards from the Hub at the show with Steph McGovern which was very successful, so we are extremely excited about growing these with Steph again on Wednesday 10th October in Building Tech Live.

In addition, industry experts from ECA will present talks across the three days on the following:

  • Government, industry, economics and digital – a transformational trajectory, with Rob Driscoll, Deputy Director of Business Policy and Practice
  • What you need to know about the 18th Edition, with Gary Parker, Senior Technical Support Engineer
  • The smart home for the electrician, with Darren Smith, Digital Building Solutions Advisor

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Paul Reeve, Director of Business at ECA, commented:ECA is delighted to strengthen our partnership with UK Construction Week, and the establishment of Building Tech Live is a superb development.

“We are looking forward to offering ECA members events benefits such as VIP status, and a new VR experience for all attendees at the ECA stand.”

This year’s UK Construction Week will take place on 9-11 October 2018 at the NEC Birmingham.

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