Thanks to the feedback from our visitors over the past 18 months, the CFC is set to undergo a small face lift during the 2020 school holidays. In fact, it has already begun!
The new exhibits will comprise of a new residential house set that will feature more physically engaging tasks and augmented reality showcasing some of the trades on real life work sites using an iPad. The digital media will also feature the career progression that is possible in construction, something not many students think about at a young age. It will also be scaffolded for all ages from Year 5 through to Year 12, so it is age appropriate.
The second exhibit under reconstruction is the Civil bridge. A new bridge will be installed to showcase what’s behind the pillars of a bridge and under the bitumen surface, using digital media that students can interact with to learn more. There will also be a unique 3D model of the stages of construction for the Tonkin Highway Interchange project that students will be able to interact and learn more from using some fun facts.
Lastly, we will have two new exhibits for the residential and civil area, focussing on the trades that help to construct houses and roads. Both exhibits will use a top down projection and kinetic technology to create an augmented reality experience. The exhibits will encourage visitors to work collaboratively in teams of up to six players, encouraging tactile and kinaesthetic learning. The exhibits will also demonstrate to visitors how employability skills are used in the industry and why they are so important as a life skill.
The Construction Futures Team is excited to unveil the new exhibits and changes in 2020 after many months of working with the exhibition companies to provide a more engaging experience for visitors.