Articles and Insights

A collection of articles and insights about technology and the urban development and construction industry, project planning, stakeholder engagement, training, construction across industries including property, railways, development, highways, light rail, defence, training, utilities and environmental sustainability. This collection includes articles about infrastructure planning, stakeholder engagement, industry training, and digital twins technology.

Interactive industry training solutions: eLearning using CGI

Interactive industry training solutions: eLearning using CGI

Dr. Ben Guy

Railway Rosters – hidden costs in Route Qualification Train Driver Training

Rostering train drivers in railway operations is a highly exacting process with costs and consequences when things need to change. There is high levels of inertia and scrutiny by unions in relation to Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, and high overtime and penalties if this change. When managing railway training for route inductions with changed track conditions …

Dr. Ben Guy

Route Familiarisation with Drone Video: Why It Does Not Work.

In discussions with a major railway operator in Australia, the Head of Training and capability development for rail training had the idea to use drones to capture footage of the new railway, save some dollars, and familiarise their staff ahead of time. Unfortunately the approach didn’t work, with a highly unsatisfactory product unable to be …

Dr. Ben Guy

12 month Railway Route Qualifications – what are the costs to a freight rail operator?

Slow Railway route familiarisation can be a major bottleneck to growth. Existing staff may need to move to new routes on the network. New staff may need to be route qualified. Changed track conditions may require re-qualification of previously qualified drivers. The length of time it is taking using traditional means to achieve route qualifications …

Dr. Ben Guy

Technical Empathy in Operational Readiness: Train Driver and Train Controllers

Adaptive training and induction in dynamic scenarios is increasingly critical – from defence to construction to railway operations. The best are using CGI training – such as this example from Melbourne, Australia for Train Driver and Train Controller Training programmes. The Rail Pilot-Train Controller Training Disconnect Rail pilots and train controllers have critical roles in …

Dr. Ben Guy

How Visionary Leaders Visualise the Future – Driving Confidence and Trust

A visionary leader needs to constantly communicate and engage, at multiple levels, to win and maintain confidence. Here are four levels you should consider.

Dr. Ben Guy

Burn Digital Carbon, not real Carbon: 5 Interactive CO2 Reduction Examples

Save money, time and risk – and save the planet. That is the opportunity with Interactive Digital Systems deployed well.

Dr. Ben Guy

Big 3D data models come to life Interactive CGI

We’re living in an age of technology where everything and everyone is connected. “Big data” is a commodity, and data mash-up for interactive digital systems is transforming process quality, efficiency and risk profiles.

Dr. Ben Guy

Avoid the Silo Effect with Better Collaboration using Interactive Digital Technology

The Silo Effect can cost your organisation millions of dollars. Deploying integrated interactive digital workflows has transformed many organisations into efficient, high performance systems.

Dr. Ben Guy

Collaborative Development for 3D Real-Time Planning Models

With all the hype about how ‘easy’ it is to make incredible 3D interactive products online, some clients are asking themselves – why don’t we just make these 3D scenes ourselves?

Dr. Ben Guy