University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Allison Stencil’s research project has her viewing construction sites through a new lens. The construction management and construction safety management double major is researching the use of both virtual reality and augmented reality software to determine how it improves pre-planning on construction sites. As part of her project, Stencil will train UW-Platteville faculty on this cutting-edge technology and help implement its use in UW-Platteville construction management and construction safety management courses.
Stencil is currently interning with Miron Construction, which is also one of the partners in this research project. Miron will work with Stencil to assist with the use and implementation of virtual reality. This has given her a prior familiarity with the software and an opportunity to see how the technology is used in the industry.