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Safety Training for Rigging Using Virtual Reality

  • Rafik Lemouchi
  • Mohamed Assaf
  • Mohamed Al-Hussein
  • Khaoula Boutouhami
  • Ahmed Bouferguene

Tower and Mobile Cranes are some of the most commonly used heavy equipment in all construction sites, and any crane failures could lead to significant human and monetary losses. Moreover, rigging configuration determination is a critical task that requires the rigging crew to have significant experience and knowledge of various failure modes that can be encountered when performing lifting operations. However, despite the criticality of training riggers, there has yet to be a comprehensive tool used to train and guide inexperienced riggers, and hence, more practical tools are needed. This paper proposes a framework for using Virtual reality (VR) and simulation to train riggers to identify the optimal rigging configurations based on the lift type and the external conditions. Through 3D modeling, the critical components of the rigging system are modeled to accurately simulate the rigging system and their performance when faced with critical loading scenarios. The developed framework is expected to allow inexperienced riggers to identify critical failure modes and enhance construction operations' overall safety performance and productivity. Furthermore, several scenarios are assessed based on historical evidence for rigging configuration failures, and the efficiency of the training tool is assessed through real-life scenarios and tests

  • Keywords:
  • Crane Operations,
  • Lift Planning,
  • Rigging,
  • Safety,
  • Training,
  • Virtual Reality,
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Rafik Lemouchi

University of Alberta, Canada - ORCID: 0009-0007-7228-593X

Mohamed Assaf

University of Alberta, Canada - ORCID: 0000-0002-6298-8531

Mohamed Al-Hussein

University of Alberta, Canada - ORCID: 0000-0002-1774-9718

Khaoula Boutouhami

University of Alberta, Canada - ORCID: 0000-0001-9631-9507

Ahmed Bouferguene

University of Alberta, Canada - ORCID: 0000-0003-4629-6620

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Chapter Title

Safety Training for Rigging Using Virtual Reality

Authors

Rafik Lemouchi, Mohamed Assaf, Mohamed Al-Hussein, Khaoula Boutouhami, Ahmed Bouferguene

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10.36253/979-12-215-0289-3.18

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2023

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CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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Managing the Digital Transformation of Construction Industry

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Pietro Capone, Vito Getuli, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood, Alessandro Bruttini, Tommaso Sorbi

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2023

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Firenze University Press

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