Development and evaluation of smartphone-compatible materials for construction training

Hideki Nishizawa, Hirotake Kanisawa, Keito Yoshida, Hiroyuki Funaki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


There is a shortage of skill workers and engineers in building construction. It is most effective when new trainees receive practical training using full-size construction models. Texts using conventional 2-dimensional construction drawings are difficult for new trainees to understand. Therefore, we have developed a group of new educational materials that are friendly for new trainees to understand using information and communication technologies. These can be accessed on smartphones. These materials were validated and it was shown that they enabled trainees to reduce the time required to assemble a model of steel-reinforced concrete by 35%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-913
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number740
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct


  • AR
  • Building skeleton construction
  • Construction training education
  • ICT
  • Smartphone
  • Train skill workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Development and evaluation of smartphone-compatible materials for construction training'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this