Paul Ruddick (CEO) and Matt Bennion, from REDS10, visited the VSimulators platforms at the Universities of Exeter and Bath over two days in December 2019. REDS10 are the UK's leading design and build modular contractors, renowned for creating amazing spaces in their aim to disrupt the construction industry through innovation. Their projects range from permanent to temporary developments in the education, healthcare, residential and leisure sectors, all delivered from their innovative off-site manufacturing facility.
REDS10 visited the VSimulators platform at Exeter Science Park housed in the University of Exeter Engineering Research Centre. The building is in the final stages of construction and will be completed towards the end of January 2020, with an official opening on 6th May 2020. The VSimulators equipment was installed in October 2019 and is going through the final stages of commissioning.
Matt Bennion had the opportunity to be one of the first people outside the VSimulators team to experience first hand the full range of vibration frequencies and the six degrees of freedom motion, which will be available on the University of Exeter VSimulators platform. Afterwards, he met with academics from the University of Exeter to discuss opportunities for future collaboration in research around the use of modular construction, and innovation within the built environment.
The following day, Matt Bennion and Paul Ruddick were welcomed to VSimulators at the University of Bath which opened on 9th October 2019. They experienced the full range of motion offered by the University of Bath VSimulators platform, the projected virtual reality scenes and the bespoke environmental control system. Further conversations were developed with academics to explore ideas for research collaborations.
It was a successful two day visit for both VSimulators and REDS10, with ongoing conversations underway on future opportunities to work together.